Welcome to the Sibling Leadership Network!

We are a national nonprofit whose mission 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.

We believe individuals with disabilities have the same rights as all members of society to dignity, respect and the opportunity to grow and to be productive members of their communities.

We believe siblings of individuals with disabilities can have a powerful, positive impact on their siblings’ experiences, and are uniquely positioned to help ensure their present and future care in partnership with service organizations and government.

We believe in promoting the rights of our brothers and sisters, and of all individuals with disabilities, we are committed to advocating for policies and services that meet their needs.

We believe siblings can be of great support to one another to enhance both our lives and the lives of our siblings.

Getting Involved in the SLN is Easy!

Join Our Mailing List

The Sibling Leadership Network is dedicated to advancing causes important to the millions of siblings of people who have disabilities. The more members we have, the greater impact we will have.

Become a Member

Become connected to siblings and sibling supporters nationwide.  The SLN is dedicated to advancing causes important to the millions of siblings of people who have disabilities.

Donate!

Invest in the sibling movement by donating to the Sibling Leadership Network.  Investing in siblings benefits people with disabilities, their entire families, and the larger community.

View the SLN Policy and Advocacy Page

The SLN has a Policy & Advocacy Committee that does work in the following areas:

  • Educates policymakers by providing a sibling perspective on policies that will impact people with disabilities and their families.
  • Partners with disability groups to advocate for federal policies that advance the opportunities of full inclusion and participation of people with disabilities.

Support & Information Resources

Supporting brothers and sisters can be an effective way to improve life for people with disabilities.  The SLN is dedicated in part to providing resources, forming communities, and creating connections among siblings and sibling supporters across the lifespan.

Resources for Young Siblings

Help sibs get an early start to understanding their journey. Find tips and information to help support younger siblings including Sibshops and recommended readings.

Resources for Teen Siblings

Explore videos, groups and more to help support teens continue to learn about and express their sib experience.

Resources for Adult Siblings

A library of resources for adult siblings that includes everything from Future Planning to Caregiving, Self-Care and much more.

Resources for Parents & Family Members

The family works better TOGETHER.  Check out these resources to help other family members understand and support the sibling experience.

SLN News and Events

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Join Us in Mindfulness

Thank you to all those who attended the November 17th live Session for Topic 1: Becoming Mindful and Keeping Your Mind in…
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