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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

Our Initiatives

Ohio SIBS Conferences

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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.

Coming Soon Our 2022 Conference Information…

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.

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Advocacy

DD Awareness and Advocacy Day

Ohio SIBS was pivotal in the creation of 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

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:

https://siblingsupport.org/sibshops/find-a-sibshop-near-you/