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.
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