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 intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to connect with each other at the annual Ohio Adult Sibling Conference and through local sibling groups. These are great opportunities to get information and resources as well as connect with other siblings.

Attend the Annual Spring Inspirational Event and Ohio Adult Sibling Conference

The Annual Spring Inspirational Event brings together people to hear stories of individuals and families that have overcome hardships that encourage us to make a positive change in our lives.

The Ohio Adult 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