State Chapters

To get in touch with any of the state chapters listed below, please contact the SLN Chair of Network Development, Erin Hutzelman at: Erin.Hutzelman@rockets.utoledo.edu


 

Alabama

Alabama Adult Siblings Investing in Our Brothers and Sisters

We support siblings as family members in their efforts to assist their siblings with disabilities to live the happy, successful, and productive lives.

Contact: Karen Driver kdriver@dciservice.com

California

California Sibling Leadership Network

CASLN California chapterThe mission of the California Chapter of the Sibling Leadership is to create a community of like-minded siblings who want to ensure that the love, compassion and care of their brothers and sisters is sustained throughout their lives.

Contact: Julie Neward and Dana Denton: sibling@casln.org

Colorado

Sibling Tree

SiblingTree_logoSibling Tree is an organization that was created in 2010 that coordinates sibling groups, mentoring opportunities, and resource fairs throughout the state. Sibling Tree’s purpose is to build resources for siblings, safe places to talk and be understood and have activities that are just for the siblings. Sibling Tree is a place for siblings to meet with other siblings to laugh and share about the unique life we live as siblings.

For more information, visit http://www.siblingtree.org/

Contact: Sandra Tucker sandra@siblingtree.org

Georgia

Georgia Sibling Connection

The mission of the Georgia Sibling Connection is to connect siblings of individuals with and without disabilities into conversations of creating a more just, and whole community for our families.

Illinois

Supporting Illinois Brothers and Sisters – S.I.B.S.

SIBS, Inc. is a non-profit that supports people of all ages in Illinois that have a sibling with special needs. SIBS conducts a variety of Sibshops, trainings, and gatherings for siblings and their families.

For more information, visit http://www.sibsnetwork.org/

Contact: Nora Handler handler55@aol.com

Maryland

The Maryland Sibling Network

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The Maryland Sibling Network began officially meeting in January 2014. We are a growing group of siblings of various ages and backgrounds. The Maryland Sibling Support Network is designed to assist adult siblings in connecting — in person and online — with other siblings who “get it” for support and information sharing.

Approximately 15 siblings make up the core group but we are continuing to grow.  We also have a few parents with young siblings, and professionals joining us at events and meetings.

We have hosted 2 Sibling Panels, a sibling “meet and greet” lunch and coming in late fall 2015, we will be hosting a Statewide Sibling Conference.

We have a Facebook page and a Facebook group for private discussion.  The links are:

Page:  www.facebook.com/MarylandSiblingNetwork

Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MarylandSiblingNetwork/

Contact: Rebecca Furman rfurma1@gmail.com

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Sibling Support Network – MSSN

Our goal is to support siblings of people with disabilities in Massachusetts.   We offer this  support across your lifespan and we provide information, create welcoming communities for siblings, and improve access to sibling services.

For more information, visit  http://www.masiblingsupport.org/

Michigan

Michigan’s Supporting and Including Brothers and Sisters -MiSIBS

http://www.misibs.org/ Michigan SIBS exists to provide adult siblings of individuals with disabilities the information, resources, and support to advocate with/and for their brothers and sisters to promote leadership roles of siblings within the disability community.

For more information, visit http://www.misibs.org/

Contact: Jennifer McFarlane jennifer.l.mcfarlane@gmail.com

Minnesota

North Star Siblings

minnesota logo   Contact: Jeremy E. Warring Jeremy@warringdosdall.com

New Hampshire

SIBS NH

SIBS NH offers sibling support groups to children and youth in first through twelfth grade with a brother or sister that experience developmental disabilities, chronic health conditions, mental illness, physical disabilities and/or learning disabilities.

New Jersey

Supportive Initiatives for Brothers & Sisters in New Jersey -SIBS NJ

SIBS NJ logoSIBS NJ is a volunteer organization based in Northern New Jersey dedicated to providing the siblings of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and mental health conditions with information and support. Comprised and organized by siblings and sibling supporters, SIBS NJ seeks to help siblings connect with one another and to the resources they need to help them and their siblings with disabilities live full, meaningful lives. For more information, visit http://www.sibsnj.org/ Contact: Kara Sellix Kara.sibsnj@gmail.com

New York

Sibs NY

http://sibsny.org/ SibsNY is a volunteer organization dedicated to providing the siblings of individuals with intellectual, developmental and learning disabilities with information and support. Connects siblings to services, resources, and events in the area. Contact: Lindsay Hyland lkennedy28@gmail.com

Ohio

Ohio Sibs Special Initiatives by Brothers & Sisters

Ohio SIBS provides a unified voice and partner for Ohio adult siblings of people with developmental disabilities and their families. Ohio SIBS focuses on advocacy, education, leadership and supports to enhance quality of life, improve public policy and increase services and supports for adult siblings and their families. Holds an annual conference in November.

For more information, visit http://www.ohiosibs.com/

Contact: Sarah Hall sahall@ashland.edu or Linda Martens lmartens@ohiosibs.com

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Sibling Support Network – PSSN

www.passn.org. PSSN logoThe mission of the Pennsylvania Sibling Support Network is to unite and support siblings with their brothers and sisters who have mental, physical and intellectual disabilities.

Tennessee

Tennessee Adult Brothers and Sisters – TABS

Connected with the Vanderbilt Family Outreach Center and Disability Services, TABS connects siblings of people with disabilities to other siblings and provides activities to educate siblings about issues that affect adult brothers and sisters.

For more information, visit http://kc.vanderbilt.edu/tabs

Contact: Emma Shouse emma.shouse@tn.gov

Utah

Utah Adult Brothers and Sisters – UTABS

Utah Adult Brothers and Sisters  provides opportunities for the adult siblings of individuals living with a disability to find support and answers as they address the joys and challenges of supporting their sibling.

Contact: Alicia Poore mrs.aliciapoore@gmail.com or Joan Venema joani_55@hotmail.com

Washington, D.C.

DC SIBS

DC Sibs connects adult siblings of people with developmental disabilities in the DC metropolitan area.

For more information visit http://dcsibs.org/

 

Wisconsin

Wisconsibs (formerly Fox Valley Sibling Support Network – FVSSN)

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Established in 1998, Wisconsibs focuses on the issues faced by individuals who have brothers and sisters with disabilities. Wisconsibs plans and operates regularly scheduled Sibshops, sibling camps and provides information, peer support and social activities for adult siblings.

For more information visit www.wisconsibs.org

Contact: info@wisconsibs.org