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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.

Resources for Siblings

January 2024 | Adult Down Syndrome Center - Resource List

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, including the SLN Podcast opens in new window. S.I.B.S. opens in new window (Supporting Illinois Brothers & Sisters) is a chapter in Illinois. They offer a Sib2Sib Mentor Program opens in new window 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."
The Down Syndrome Resource Foundation featured sibling relationships in Season 5, Episode 9 of their podcast The LowDown. 
The Winter 2024 issue of 3.21 has a Q&A and articles featuring siblings of individuals with Down syndrome. 

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We offer a variety of resources for people with Down syndrome, their families and caregivers and the professionals who care for and work with them. Search our collection of articles, webinars, videos, and other educational materials.

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Please note: The information on this site is for educational purposes only and is not intended to serve as a substitute for a medical, psychiatric, mental health, or behavioral evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment plan by a qualified professional. We recommend you review the educational material with your health providers regarding the specifics of your health care needs.