Youth (14-29) with siblings who have a disability often experience stigma from friends and society that greatly impacts their daily lives. Siblings often do not have a space to engage in conversations about, or share solutions to, barriers that impact their lives and the lives of their loved one who has a disability. Youth want to share their thoughts and ideas with decision-makers so that they can work together to build a collective vision and end the stigma around disability. Young siblings also want to help nurture relationships with other siblings in order to strengthen the voice of youth as as advocates of inclusion.
Siblings: Citizens with a Cause
A series of virtual meet-up sessions, exclusively for youth advocates of a sibling with a disability
- Family Support Groups
- Tips for Successful Advocacy
- Resources to Help with Legal and Financial Issues for Self-Advocates and Caregivers
- Ontario’s Young Carers
- Sibling Collaborative
- Young Carers Program
Sometimes we can benefit from others’ experiences:
- Connected Families A place for self-advocates, caregivers and family members to post a question or get feedback from other families and service providers who may have had similar experiences.