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Families meet challenges in many different ways. Three S6 students from Biggar High School wanted to ensure that young people who had a brother or sister with additional needs were as fully supported as possible in meeting these particular challenges.

Morgaine, Robyn and Yvonne are three young women who have grown up in very different kinds of families where a member of that family - brother or sister - had additional needs. As they have grown and matured, they have realised they have acquired an ability to empathise more deeply with others in similar situations - something they were not able to do while in their younger years.

Their shared experiences have motivated them to create this resource with the aim to help support primary and secondary young people through similar experiences where they may feel isolated and, at times, overwhelmed.

However, we believe the experiences have a resonance for any reader. We hope the resource will be invaluable to parents and carers, education staff, and voluntary agencies. Although the resource was initially developed to support families, we feel it is useful for any person trying to make sense of their feelings and emotions.

Morgaine, Robyn and Yvonne would especially like to thank their families and everyone who helped them with this project.

Robert Stewart
Head Teacher / Biggar High School