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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.

Our Mission…

is to empower siblings and advocates to create a better world inclusive of people with disabilities

Ohio SIBS Conferences


Ohio SIBS annual event for siblings where we acknowledge the role of siblings in the lives of people with disabilities.

We have teamed up with Siblings with a Mission to offer SIBLINGS a space to build community and focus on themselves.

Our Sibling Conference & Retreat will be held on April 13th, 2024 at the WatersEdge Conference & Event Center

4643 Trueman Blvd, Hilliard, OH 43026, USA

Click here for more information.

Virtual SIB Talks

Sib Talk is a virtual information series designed for adult sibs anticipating or living the life of a caregiver for their sibling with a disability. The monthly gatherings are just over an hour and designed for learning, practical application, networking and

The 2024 series will focus on resilience, building a good life (developmental disability services, community supports), and planning well for the end of one (future planning, financial and estate planning). More than just information we also want to support sibs to integrate what they learn into current and future life plans by using basic Charting the LifeCourse tools.

Register here for SIB Talks

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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 our Sibling Support Initiative for Children and our Partnerships with the county boards  at https://siblingsupport.org/sibshops/