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Sib20 (Sibling Support Project)

Description:

Sib20 is a Facebook group where twenty-something sibs of people with disabilities connect with others who "get it." It's sibling support from a young adult perspective. Sib20 is also a community—a remarkably thoughtful, nonjudgmental community of sisters and brothers who share concerns, challenges, insights, and joys that only other sibs are likely to understand. And members share information about services, resources, and strategies that help other members advocate for their brothers and sisters, themselves, and their families. Like the greater sibling community, Sib20 has a diverse membership. Members come from all economic, religious, and cultural backgrounds. Some have sibs who have autism, intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, spina bifida, fragile X, and other disabilities. Some think that having a sib with a disability has enriched their lives. Others find having a sib with a disability has been a source of distress. And for many more, it has been a mixed bag. All of these experiences are valid and all views are welcome on Sib20.

Tag(s): ADD/ADHD After High School Autism Spectrum Disorder Deaf-Blind Disability Characteristics Emotional Disabilities Hearing Impairment High School Intellectual Disabilities Learning Disability Mild/Moderate Disabilities Multiple Disabilities Orthopedic Impairment Other Health Impairment Parent/Family Professional Resources Speech/Language Impairment State/National Organizations Transition Traumatic Brain Injury Vision Impairment