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Support for Children whose siblings have special needs

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Elizabeth Batson’s new book *I Have Needs Too! Supporting the Child Whose Sibling Has Special Needs* combines quotes and drawings from kids whose siblings have special needs with parenting help from a professional. The book offers parents insight and practical advice on how to help their children deal with issues such as embarrassment, the wish for understanding, the sense  of responsibility, the importance of fairness, the need for protection, and the sense love and joy that they share with their brother or sister.

The book is short (30 pages), easy to readand offers realistic advice. Batson holds a master's degree in counseling psychology and has counseled people with disabilities and their family members. She also co-leads her local SibShop, part of the national sibling support project,

Ms. Batson will take calls from listeners during her conversation with Joyce.