Siblings of kids with special needs: How support groups are reaching out to family members

Ms Amanda Ng (second from right) with her sister Amelia, who has a rare disorder, and their parents Ng Kin Nam and Wendy Loh. PHOTO: COURTESY OF AMANDA NG
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SINGAPORE – When she was a kid, Ms Shireen Yeo, whose younger brother has autism, did not know anyone else who had a brother or sister with special needs.  

To help others like herself, the 28-year-old architectural designer and a few others set up SibsUnite in 2021 to support siblings of persons with special needs. 

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