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The experience of siblings to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in immigrant families from the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

Catalog # 890-244-2020| Supervised by: PhD. Carmit-Noa Shpigelman

This work was supported by a grant from Shalem Fund
This study investigates the experience of siblings to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in immigrant families from the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). A qualitative paradigm was used, in this study, by interviewing ten individuals, who are siblings to a brother or sister with IDD. A qualitative content analysis of the interviews transcripts revealed five main themes. Families dealing with a child with IDD, the sibling role perception to an individual with IDD in the family, Siblings relationship, Implications of being a sibling to a child with IDD and Thinking ahead and looking into to the future

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Key words
People with intellectual developmental disabilities
Siblings relationship
Immigrant Families
Former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, USSR.
Shalem Fund study

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