The resources in the Families and Caregivers
section of our Resource Library are intended for a broad audience of parents, siblings, friends, and caregivers of individuals with Down syndrome. Sometimes we receive requests for resources intended for a more specific audience. We have compiled a list of resources intended for siblings
of individuals with Down syndrome (and other intellectual and developmental disabilities) and shared it below.
Resources include a sibling e-newsletter, webinars, articles, and the Arc's Center for Future Planning.
Facilitates in-person and virtual opportunities for siblings to connect, including SibShops, SibTeen, Sib20, and SibNet.
National organization with chapters in some states. Website provides resources for young siblings, teen/young adult siblings, and adult siblings. S.I.B.S. (Supporting Illinois Brothers & Sisters) is a chapter in Illinois. They offer a Sib2Sib Mentor Program for adult siblings of people with disabilities.
Provides online support for siblings of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Facilitates a Facebook group for siblings of individuals with Down syndrome.
Provides an Adult Sibling Toolkit that siblings can use to "jump-start conversations with parents about becoming more involved in their brother or sister's life."
Are you a sibling? What resources have been helpful to you? What advice would you offer to other siblings of individuals with Down syndrome. If you have information you would like to contribute to this list, please contact us