Siblings are connectors of three groups central to our movement: athletes, families and youth. Through Special Olympics, siblings can find a supportive community, a platform to share their experiences, and an opportunity to develop as leaders. This section will provide resources for youth-age siblings of individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Sibling Engagement Brochure: This brochure provides a brief overview of sibling engagement in Special Olympics, including its definition, opportunities to get involved, an example of long-term involvement, and benefits for siblings. Arabic • Chinese • French •| Portuguese • Russian • Spanish • Swahili
An overview of the experiences of siblings of people with intellectual disabilities based on findings from a literature review of the current research.
Results and recommendations from a survey and interviews with Special Olympics Athlete Leaders about their relationships with their siblings.
Tips to conduct research which meaningfully includes people with intellectual disabilities throughout the entire research process.
This 3-minute cartoon video follows Sarah, a sibling of a person with an intellectual disability, as she learns how to be involved in Special Olympics and the importance of doing so. No Captions • English • Arabic • Chinese • French • Portuguese • Russian • Spanish • Swahili3:42