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February 2021

Siblings of a child with deafblindness play an important role in the child’s emotional and social development, but it can sometimes feel frustrating, overwhelming, and confusing.

One of the most important things you can do for siblings of a child with deafblindness is talk to them about how dual sensory loss impacts development and show them how they can be supportive and helpful. The following resources provide strategies you can use as parents and caregivers to help strengthen and support the sibling relationship. And, stories written by siblings and parents offer a glimpse of what daily life is like in a family with a child who has deafblindness.

Jack and grace riding an accessible bike.
Miles and his brother