Study: Siblings of students with disabilities at risk of dropping out

Students who have siblings with disabilities drop out of school at a higher rate than their peers who do not have siblings with disabilities, according to a recent study of more than 5,200 young adults. Lisa Goring, vice president for family services for Autism Speaks, a New York City-based advocacy group, said support programs for siblings often focus on social supports, and may not focus as much on academics.

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