What We Do
Ohio SIBS is a grassroots organization of siblings of people with disabilities that came together in 2000 to acknowledge the sibling role in the life of a person with a disability. We support siblings throughout the lifespan by connecting them with resources and creating a community of siblings that support the disability community.
is to empower siblings and advocates to create a better world inclusive of people with disabilities
Ohio SIBS Gala
Many thanks to all that attended and/or supported the June 24th gala.
We had a great turnout and wonderful evening!
Ohio SIBS Conferences
Ohio SIBS annual event for siblings where we acknowledge the role of siblings in the lives of people with disabilities. Speakers have included the Director of the Department of developmental disabilities, professionals, educators, researchers, and siblings & self-advocates. We share new information and resources on topics such as Guardianship, Future planning, Medicaid, Estate Planning, Disability system, Advocacy, Person-centered Planning and more. We also share personal stories and information to connect you with siblings all across Ohio.
Our annual conference was held virtually on January 6 – 7, 2023. Information on the 2024 conference will be posted here 4th quarter of 2023.
Virtual SIB Talks
Join our virtual sibling community with SIB Talks. Siblings all across Ohio can receive support from one another as we share our experiences with one another. We will also have guest speakers and facilitators that will share insights about the role of the sibling, the disability community, and resources.
Our July 27th virtual SIB Talk features Sarah Buffie. She will lead our conversation about Sibling Resilience. Please join us!
DD Awareness and Advocacy Day
Once a year in March people with disabilities all over Ohio meet at the Statehouse to advocate for current state legislation. To learn more, please visit the Ohio DD Awareness Facebook page.
Sibshops are peer support and education programs for young siblings of people with developmental disabilities. Learn more about SIBSHOPS at https://siblingsupport.org/sibshops/
To find out if there is a SIBSHOP in your area please click the link below: