Resources for Adult Siblings: Grief & Loss

Resources for Adults Experiencing Grief from The Loss of A Brother or Sister With Disabilities

En Español: Recursos Para Adultos Que Estén Experimentando El Duelo Por La Pérdida De Un Hermano/a Con Discapacidades

Sib Grief Webinar by Shruti Tekwani. September 2019

Webinar from The Arc’s Center for Future Planning: Grief and Loss in the Lives of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Navigating Grief and Loss: A Guide for Siblings of People with IDD

Supporting Individuals with Autism in Grief and Loss – AAIDD webinar

End of Life and Loss – AAIDD webinar

Grief by Adult Down Syndrome Clinic 

Mourning the Loss of a Sibling Rival

The Autism & Grief Project

Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities

Recommended Readings

  • Van Dyke, L. (2003). Lessons in Death and Grief: Supporting People with Developmental Disabilities in the Healing Process, Homewood, IL: High Tide Press. Order here.
  • Sibling Grief: Healing After the Death of a Sister or Brother By Pleasant White
  • Surviving the Death of a Sibling: Living Through Grief When an Adult Brother or Sister Dies By T.J. Wray
  • The Empty Room: Understanding Sibling Loss By Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn
  • Healing the Adult Sibling’s Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas After Your Brother or Sister Dies (Healing Your Grieving Heart Series) By Alan D. Wolfelt PhD
  • Sibling Loss By Joanna H. Fanos
  • Adult Sibling Loss: Stories, Reflections and Ripples (Death, Value and Meaning) By Brenda J. Marshall
  • When a Brother or Sister Dies: Looking Back, Moving Forward By Claire Berman
  • Death of a Sibling: five sisters, five stories: An article from Pediatric Nursing By Marcia Van Riper