Services for Young Sibs
Listservs for and about young sibs
SibKids is a warm and thoughtful list for young brothers and sisters of kids with special needs from all over the world. We talk about our sibs, but we also talk about school, music, sports, and life! SibKids is hosted by the Sibling Support Project.
SibParent is a list where parents of kids with special needs can talk about their “other” kids! SibParent is hosted by the Sibling Support Project.
Community-based programs for young sibs
Sibshops are lively peer support and education programs for school age brothers and sisters of kids with special health, developmental, and mental health concerns. A list of register Sibshops may be found here.
Services for Adult Sibs
With over 1700 members, SibNet is the largest and oldest listserv for adult sisters and brothers of people with special developmental needs. SibNet is hosted by the Sibling Support Project and the Sibling Leadership Network.
AdultSibsNet is a listserv for adult brothers and sisters of people with special needs who live in Illinois.
- SibNet on FaceBook is the companion to the SibNet listserv mentioned above.
- Sibling Leadership Network
- Autism Everyday- A Group for the Siblings
- SIBS Network A companion for AdultSibsNet and intended for adult sibs who live in Illinois
- Sibling Support Network – Fox Valley Wisconsin
- Thicker Than Water
- AHRC New York City Sibling Services
- Siblings of People with Down Syndrome
- Tennessee Adult Brothers and Sisters (TABS)>
- Siblings Australia
- South Carolina Adult Sibling Leadership Network
Community-based programs for adult siblings
The SLN is a contributor to the Self-Advocacy Curriculum from Autism NOW, the National Autism Resource and Information Center, and the Autistic Self Advocacy Network created a tool that is intended to help individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities learn more about the self-advocacy movement, celebrate neurodiversity, cultivate local self-advocacy groups, and ultimately, become and remain empowered through self-advocacy.
Check out pages 4 and 40 for the SLN’s contributions, written by John Kramer!
A great resource regarding Down syndrome and aging: