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 of New Jersey and our local county chapters know firsthand what it's like to grow up with a family member with I/DD. We understand and share the vision you have for a healthy independent life for your sibling.
The term "Sib" is part of a growing movement by siblings and is used when describing their role in the family. More than just a term for most sibs, it’s how a sib identifies themselves; it’s part of who they are.