Sibling Support Resources
These resources are for people who have a brother or sister with a disability. They offer different kinds of support. Siblings are sometimes called “sibs.”
Maryland Sibling Network is a Facebook group. It is a is a place for people in Maryland who have a brother or sister with a disability to connect with each other. You can asks questions, share information, get support, or simply connect with other sibs.
Sibshops are usually for 8-13 year old siblings of people with disabilities. Siblings come together to have fun, play, and get information and support from each other. At least 6 organizations offer Sibshops in Maryland:
- The Arc Frederick County
- Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital (Baltimore City/County)
- Kennedy Krieger Institute
- Caroline County Public Schools
- Carroll County Infants & Toddlers
- The Arc Montgomery County (supported by Sibshops of Maryland)
- The Sibshops of Harford County (supported by Sibshops of Maryland)
Sibling Leadership Network provides information, support, and tools to help siblings of people with disabilities advocate with their brothers and sisters.
Sibling Support Project has books and publications, Facebook groups for teen and adult siblings, and workshops and training. They are best known for helping local communities start Sibshops. Sibshops are fun support groups for school-age brothers and sisters of kids with disabilities.
These are some of the Sibling Support Project resources:
Sib20 is a Facebook group for people in their 20s who have a sibling with a disability. Members share information about services and resources. They also share ideas on how to advocate for their brothers and sisters, themselves, and their families.