Siblings' experiences of having a brother or sister with autism and mental retardation: a case study of 14 siblings from five families.

@article{Benderix2007SiblingsEO,
  title={Siblings' experiences of having a brother or sister with autism and mental retardation: a case study of 14 siblings from five families.},
  author={Ylva Benderix and Bengt V Sivberg},
  journal={Journal of pediatric nursing},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 5},
  pages={410-8}
}
The aim of this study was to describe the present and past experiences of 14 siblings from five families in terms of having a brother or sister with autism and mental retardation. Personal interviews were conducted with the siblings before their brothers or sisters were moved to a newly opened group home. Qualitative content analysis was used for the analysis of the transcribed texts. The analysis resulted in seven content categories: precocious responsibility, feeling sorry, exposed to… CONTINUE READING