Information for Siblings

The role of a sibling in the life of a person with an intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD) is as complex as it is meaningful. Many of us at The Arc know firsthand what it is like to grow up with a family member with I/DD. We understand and share the vision you have for a healthy, full, and independent life for your sibling. 

For over 60 years, The Arc has brought together people with disabilities, their families, dedicated advocates and other professionals to promote and protect the civil and human rights of people with I/DD. We actively support full inclusion of people with I/DD and their participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

The Arc is Here to Support You

The Arc recognizes that siblings play an important role in the lives of their brother or sister with I/DD. Join The Arc’s email list to receive the Sibling Scene quarterly e-newsletter to learn from other siblings and to stay informed of the latest resources, events, and policy developments. We are here to support you in this sibling journey and to prepare you to be a better advocate for your family!

Sibling Resources

Brother and sister