Other Sib Sites
The Sibling Support Project of the Arc of the United States
Based in Seattle since 1990, we have trained service providers in all 50 states, England, Ireland, New Zealand, and Japan on how to implement our award-winning Sibshop program for young brothers and sisters, resulting in over 200 replications in eight countries. We have also presented to over 400 audiences of parents and service providers in every state. We have published curricula and children's books that assist agencies in starting Sibshops and let young sibs know that they are not alone with their unique joys and concerns. We sponsor the Internet's first and largest listservs for young and adult siblings where participants share their issues with others who truly understand.
SibKids is the internet's first listserv for young brothers and sisters of people with special health, developmental, and emotional needs.
SibKids is also a great place to meet other young brothers and sisters from around the world. On SibKids, members talk about their siblings with special needs, favorite music, friends, local sports teams, school - just about anything!
SibKids members say they enjoy talking about the good parts and not-so-good parts of having a sib with special needs with other kids who "get it!" After all, no one knows what it is like to be a sib of a kid with special needs better than another sib!
Parents and adult sibs are welcome to join SibKids as long as they primarily listen and learn from the young members. Having adults on the list helps keep SibKids safe. Still, all parents and kids should read the safety tips and listserv etiquette information on the World Kids Internet Safety Page.
Where parents of kids with special needs can talk about their "other" kids! On the Internet, there are hundreds of "listservs" where parents can talk about their kids who have special needs. However, there is only one listserv where parents can go to talk about their "other" kids! SibParent, sponsored by the Sibling Support Project, is a new, innovative listserv where parents can discuss the joys and concerns experienced by their typically developing children.
As many SibParent participants are also parents of kids who attend Sibshops, SibParent is also a forum for parents who want to support the Sibshop movement.
Like the Sibling Support Project's other listservs, SibParent is a warm, thoughtful community. If you're a parent who's concerned about the well being of all your kids, we hope you'll join us! It's easy and free: just visit www.siblingsupport.org or http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SibParent/join
SibParent is hosted by Andrea Congdon, a mum of children with and without special needs and a Sibshop provider and enthusiast. Don Meyer, director of the Sibling Support Project, hangs out on SibParent too!
Siblings Australia Inc
Siblings Australia is a unique national organisation committed to providing support for brothers and sisters of people with special needs; including disability, chronic illness and mental health issues. We provide workshops, print and web-based resources and networking opportunities for families and providers across Australia and overseas.
The National Autistic Association UK
Find out a bit more about autism and some of the help available to brothers and sisters.
Being the sibling of a disabled child can have many positive aspects such as having companionship and fun with their brother or sister, enhanced personal growth, and learning new skills and knowledge.