Sibling Engagement

This section will provide resources for youth-age siblings of individuals with intellectual disabilities and outline opportunities within Special Olympics for both siblings. 

  • A Guide for Sibling Youth Engagement: This guidebook outlines opportunities for youth-age siblings of people with intellectual disabilities to become involved in Special Olympics - English Arabic Chinese French Portuguese | Russian | Spanish | Swahili

  • A Program’s Guide for Sibling Youth Engagement: This guide outlines for Programs provides specific recommendations for promoting sibling engagement in Special Olympics Programs - English Arabic Chinese French Portuguese | RussianSpanish | Swahili

  • Sibling Engagement One-Pager: This one-page resource provides a brief overview of sibling engagement in Special Olympics, including its definition, opportunities for siblings to get involved, and the benefits it offers to siblings -  English Arabic | Chinese | FrenchPortuguese | Spanish | Swahili 

  • 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 sibling - English | Arabic | Chinese | FrenchPortuguese | Spanish | Swahili

  • Introduction to Sibling Engagement in Special Olympics (video): 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 | ArabicChinese | French | Portuguese | Russian Spanish | Swahili

  • A Parent’s Guide for Supporting Siblings: Siblings of people with intellectual disabilities may face a number of challenges as they grow up. This guidebook provides parents with strategies for supporting their children without disabilities - English

See Special Olympics Resources for additional information. 

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