Welcome to SiblingResources Online Learning Module!
This interactive course has been created to help you learn more about the importance of siblings of people with disabilities.
Before you start, let’s begin with a fun True/False quiz to see how much you know about siblings!
The longest-lasting relationship of a person’s life is often with their sibling.
Provider agencies usually collect and record sibling information.
Siblings of people with disabilities play an important role in supporting their brothers and sisters with disabilities to lead self-determined lives.
Most provider agencies engage in regular communication with siblings.
Why are siblings of people with disabilities important?
There are many reasons that siblings of people with disabilities matter. A few of the most important include:
- Siblings often have the longest-lasting relationships of their lives with each other.
- The peer nature of the relationship makes siblings uniquely positioned to support their brothers and sisters with disabilities to lead self-determined lives. This support can include areas such as employment, voting, transportation, relationships and sexuality, healthcare, housing supports, and more.
- Siblings often become the next generation of caregivers when parents are unable to provide care.
This course has been created to provide information and resources about the experiences of siblings of people with disabilities.
In this course, you will find written resources, video presentations, audio clips, and a reflective question journal that you may choose to download and print.
SiblingResources offers two distinct self-paced courses to choose from. One was written for siblings of adults with disabilities and the other was written for providers. Please choose the course that best suits your needs.