Become a Member

Become a Member


Become a Board Member

The Ohio SIBS Board of Directors has an active role in the activities of Ohio SIBS. Board members oversee the operations and programs, serve on a committee or work group, and share ideas to promote the mission of Ohio SIBS. If you are interested in becoming a Board Member or have questions, contact Ohio SIBS at

Board Expectations

Connect with Siblings in Ohio

Ohio SIBS supports ways for siblings of people with disabilities to connect with each other at the annual Sibling Conference and through virtual sibling groups. These are great opportunities to get information and resources as well as connect with other siblings.

Join Sib Talks

Join our virtual program series just for adult siblings of people with disabilities. We have virtual meet-ups where siblings can discuss and share their perspectives with other siblings. We also have information sessions where experts, advocates and other siblings provide important information that is needed to support your sibling with a disability and plan for the future.

Attend the Gala Event and Sibling Conference

The gala fundraising is an event to bring people together for an enjoyable evening of inspirational stories, dinner and fundraising activities to support the Ohio SIBS mission.

The Sibling Conference brings together siblings from Ohio and beyond to learn about topics relevant to people with IDD and their siblings from state and national presenters. Siblings also enjoy networking and sharing their personal stories.

Watch News and Events for details and registration information for Ohio SIBS events.

Get Involved in Research about Siblings

Ohio SIBS is a state chapter of the national Sibling Leadership Network (SLN). You may read research and policy statements about siblings of people with IDD on the SLN’s website under the Research tab.
Sibling Leadership Network

You may also participate in research projects about people with IDD and their siblings. The following list includes the research projects that are currently available.

Resources for Researchers
If you are a researcher interested in recruiting participants who are adults with IDD and/or their siblings, please complete the following Research Recruitment Proposal. The research project must be approved by your Institutional Review Board. Ohio SIBS will share approved research projects through our listserv, Facebook page, and website.

Research Recruitment Proposal Form