Resources for Adult Siblings


SibNet is the largest and oldest listserv for adult sisters and brothers of people with special developmental needs. The original group still exists, and in 2009, SibNet also became a Facebook group. SibNet is hosted by the Sibling Support Project and the Sibling Leadership Network.

Click here to read sibling stories from the Sibling Support Project.

The Sibling Survival Guide: Indispensable Information for Brothers and Sisters of Adults with Disabilities 

Edited by Don Meyer & Emily Holl

The Sibling Survival Guide focuses on the topmost concerns identified by siblings from across the country. Experienced siblings and service providers offer practical information and personal anecdotes on being a sibling of a person with a disability.

Click here to buy the book. All royalties support the SLN.


Chapters Ahead, Inc. is a nonprofit organization providing training, consultation, and a variety of materials to promote lifetime learning, social interaction, and full community participation for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We are particularly interested in developing practical strategies and solutions that allow persons with disabilities to become valued and productive members of the community. Chapters Ahead grew from our experience developing and disseminating the Next Chapter Book Club, an internationally recognized literacy program for adolescents and adults with disabilities.


The Special Needs Alliance (SNA) is a nonprofit comprised of attorneys who have guided thousands of families through the process of planning for a loved one’s long-term well-being. Many SNA members have children or siblings with disabilities, adding a personal perspective to their legal insights.

Get organized for future planning.

Learn more about guardianship and advance directives.

Learn more about creating a special needs trust.

Learn more about trustees.

Learn more about creating letters of intent.


Impact Feature Issue on Siblings of People with Intellectual, Developmental, and Other Disabilities

Autism Spectrum News’ 50th issue is all about sibs!  Find 20+ articles about sibling stories, resources and more in this amazing sibling issue!


the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline 988 serves as a universal entry point so that no matter where you live in the U.S., you can easily access 24/7 emotional support. You do not have to be suicidal to reach out. The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, can be easily reached by calling or texting 988, or chatting on