The mission of the Sibling Leadership Network is to provide siblings of individuals with disabilities the information, support and tools to advocate with their brothers and sisters and to promote the issues important to them and their entire families.

Life Lessons Learned from Having a Brother with Autism

Dora and Christos are siblings who share a special bond. Christos has autism, and from this, Dora has learned much about the world and other people with disabilities. Dora shares her stories and insights in an article for Autism Parenting … Continue reading

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Actress and Sibling Glenn Close on Eliminating Stigma Against Mental Health Disabilities

Did you know that renowned actress Glenn Close is a sibling of person with bipolar disorder, and that she herself has been diagnosed with depression? Close is a dedicated activist against mental health stereotypes and founder of the organization Bring … Continue reading

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Call for Submissions to Anthology on Siblings

Do you have a sibling story to share? In Fact Books is seeking unpublished essays for an upcoming anthology on the subject of siblings. We encourage you to submit your story to bring disability representation to the anthology! The deadline to submit … Continue reading

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InFocus Engages with Siblings about Advocacy

InFocus is an organization that empowers marginalized individuals through skill development and engages the community through advocacy efforts to create more welcoming, accessible, and inclusive communities.  Through photography and dialogue, participants share their “voices” to instigate positive community and life … Continue reading

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Stories of Sibling Relationships

AbleThrive, a website for the disability community, shares a break down of a mini-documentary on siblings and their experiences together. The video, “Brothers and Sisters,” addresses sibling stories, concerns, connections. To view, visit Siblings of People with Disabilities.

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