The Arc of Shelby County is excited to sponsor the Alabama Adult Siblings Investing in our Brothers and Sisters support group (AL-ASIBS). AL-ASIBS is an information and networking group for adult siblings of people with disabilities. AL-ASIBS understands that being an adult sibling of a brother or a sister with a disability has its rewards and challenges. Support from peers can generate opportunities for emotional growth, help make connections with services and supports, as well enable a stronger bond with your sibling.
The 1st Annual AL-ASIBS Conference is take place in the Spring of 2012 in the Greater Birmingham area! Watch for dates!!
Joining our group is easy, please email Karen Driver to be added to the email list of upcoming meetings/conferences. You may also contact Karen (205-664-9313) with questions and to learn more about AL-ASIBS. Make sure to also follow our group on Facebook. Yo
However, we know ALL siblings may benefit from connecting to other siblings. So . . . .
If you know a TEEN sibling, check this out . .
SibTeen is place where teenage sibs of people with disabilities can connect with others who get it. It'...s a fun and thoughtful group where members share unique concerns, joys, frustrations, and information with others who truly understand!
SibTeen on Facebook. SibTeen is a “closed” group, meaning that only other SibTeen members can see what you’ve posted to SibTeen. See link below and ask to join. Due to the limitations of a closed Facebook group, there’s not much to see until you’ve joined.
If you know a YOUNG sibling, check this out . . .
SibKids is the internet's first listserv for young brothers and sisters of people with special health, developmental, and emotional needs.
SibKids is also a great place to meet other young brothers and sisters from around the world. On SibKids, members talk about their siblings with special needs, favorite music, friends, local sports teams, school—just about anything!
SibKids members say they enjoy talking about the good parts and not-so-good parts of having a sib with special needs with other kids who "get it!" After all, no one knows what it is like to be a sib of a kid with special needs better than another sib!
Parents and adult sibs are welcome to join SibKids as long as they primarily listen and learn from the young members. Having adults on the list helps keep SibKids safe. Still, all parents and kids should read the safety tips and listserv etiquette information on the World Kids Internet Safety Page.
.To provide information, resources, and networking opportunities for adult siblings of individuals with disabilities so that we can continually invest in the quality of life and long-term well-being of our siblings with disabilities. To provide information, resources, and networking opportunities for adult siblings of individuals with disabilities so that we can continually invest in the quality of life and long-term well-being of our siblings with disabilities. TgT