Tuesday, August 24, 2010

NY Times Essay Explores Role of Adult Sibs in Special Needs Families

When Lorna Wyckoff's mother died ten years ago, part of her inheritance included partial responsibility for her adult brother John, who is intellectually challenged.

Wyckoff's examines that reality in a bittersweet essay in Sunday's New York Times Style section, sharing how she came to terms with this challenging new responsibility. The piece is a reminder of the valuable, complex and often life-long role played by sibs in special needs familes.

You can read My Brother's Keeper (Assembly Required)

Photo RicStar's Camp 2009 Judy Winter

Judy Winter

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