Our Stories: Loving my sibling with special needs

Loving my sibling with special needs


Siblings share a special relationship, but how does this relationship change and shape a person when one of these siblings has special needs? How does this bond evolve as siblings grow up, speeding through milestones like graduating and starting their first jobs?

We speak to Michelle Wang, 23, and her brother, Joseph Wang, 21, about their relationship and growing up together. Watch the video below to catch a glimpse into their precious bond. 

Siblings have a special and irreplaceable role in the lives of Persons with Intellectual Disability (PWIDs), and may eventually take over as the PWID’s caregiver. We hope for more in the community to understand the unique joys and struggles that siblings of PWIDs may face as they journey through the different phases of life with their sibling with special needs. 

Growing up and caring for a sibling with special needs is no simple journey. MINDSibs supports individuals across all ages who have siblings with special needs through fun, educational and meaningful programmes tailored to life-stage-specific needs. Be part of a community that understands the intricacies of having a sibling with special needs. Learn more about the MINDSibs here and follow them on Instagram.

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NOTICE OF THE 59TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF MINDS: NOTICE is hereby given that the 59th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS) will be held by way of electronic means as follows: Date: Saturday , 18 September 2020 Time: 9:30am (Registration starts at 8:30am) Venue: Online via ZOOM MINDS members will be receiving an email on the notice of AGM and are strongly encouraged to register your attendance to facilitate the verification process on the day of the AGM. For enquiries regardingthe AGM, members may email to agm@minds.org.sg or call 849607358