Hi Beccy, lovely to meet you and to see all the siblings that have responded to this thread! Great to hear you’ve finished your SLT training - how’s life post-qualifying? I am an OT by background. I really echo some of your experiences as a sibling - you’re not alone. It’s hard when no one else just ‘gets it’ - but other siblings do.
I’m 29, I live in the East Midlands (UK) and my older brother has severe learning disabilities, epilepsy and displays challenging behaviour. I love meeting other siblings - online or in person - and talking about experiences past and present. It’s like something just slots into place. No one understands like other siblings do. I go to a monthly sibling support group and I have met other siblings at workshops too.
Beccy, if you haven’t already come across Sibs (the UK charity for brothers and sisters of disabled children and adults) have a look at www.sibs.org.uk. Lots of information and support for adult siblings like us.