Supporting Siblings

A First In Families of North Carolina initiative funded by the NC Council on Developmental Disabilities

First In Families of North Carolina (FIFNC) has partnered with the National Sibling Leadership Network (SLN) to develop a chapter of the Sibling Leadership Network in North Carolina.

photos of sistersFIFNC is seeking adult siblings of people with intellectual/developmental disabilities to lead and advise us in the creation of the first ever Sibling Leadership Network in North Carolina. Siblings can be involved in various valuable ways, including;

  • Connecting with other siblings in person at meetings throughout the state, and via Social Media
  • Joining the NC Sibling Meetup Group to stay on top of the latest sibling meetups, monthly support calls and conference planning.
  • Sharing their personal stories, and advising us of their current needs and concerns. Contact Bryce to schedule a ďSib ChatĒ today.
  • Helping to connect FIFNC and SLN staff with siblings and partners throughout the state. Have a connection for us? Let us know.
  • Learning more about the Sibling Leader initiative in North Carolina. Join our mailing list, contact Bryce Coleman for more information.

Siblings of people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) are often the next generation of support and caregivers as parents age. Siblings have unique support needs as they care for their aging parents, their own children, and their siblings with I/DD. In North Carolina there are no organized networks dedicated to adult siblings.

If you would like to find out about NCís first ever Sibling Leadership Network:

If you would like to find out about NCís first ever Sibling Leadership Network please contact Bryce Coleman at bryce@fifnc.org or 919-251-8368.

Resources for Siblings

First In Families of North Carolina (FIFNC) and The Sibling Leadership Network (SLN) have compiled a list of resources for adult siblings who have brothers and/or sisters with disabilities. This guide provides local and national resources for adult siblings. Siblings Resource Guide.