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SibNet Group

SibNet is a remarkably thoughtful, nonjudgmental community of adult sisters and brothers of people who have disabilities. On SibNet, we share:
• Concerns and challenges--but we also share insights and joys that only other sibs are likely to understand; and
• Information about services, resources, and strategies that help members advocate for their brothers and sisters, themselves, and their families.
Like the greater sibling community, SibNet has a diverse membership: We come from all economic, religious, and cultural backgrounds. We have sibs who have autism, intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, spina bifida, fragile X, and other disabilities.

Some of us think that having a sib with a disability has enriched our lives, while others find having a sib with a disability a source of stress and even pain. And for many more, it has been a mixed bag, with “good stuff” and “not-so-good stuff” occurring simultaneously. All of these experiences are valid and all views are welcome on SibNet.

SibNet is a “closed” group. Adult siblings of people with special needs may be members.

The Facebook SibNet group is the most active version of SibNet, but SibNet continues to be offered as a Yahoogroup. You are welcome to join either—or both! To join SibNet on Facebook, visit (As a closed Facebook group, your Facebook friends can’t see what you’ve posted on SibNet unless they are also members of SibNet.) To subscribe to the SibNet on Yahoogroups, visit