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Register now for the 2016 Ohio Adult Sibling Conference!

November 11-12, 2016 at Embassy Suites in Dublin, Ohio!

Click the link to the right, we look forward to seeing you there!

We are excited to unveil our new logo! It symbolizes our committment to supporting, empowering, and educating siblings.

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 Ohio SIBS is looking for siblings who would be interested in working with us on a project funded by Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities.  We are looking for volunteers who would be willing to facilitate sibling gatherings in their local areas.  All necessary support is provided by Ohio SIBS.  For more information, please contact Deb Plaza at (614) 565-6469 or


The Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) identified five primary characteristics required for settings where home and community-based services (HCBS) are provided. Ohio needs to be in compliance by 2019. Please CLICK HERE here to see the informational document from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities.

Click here to view tips for talking about the future with your family!

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For more information about your sibling’s transition opportunities, click here to view the webinar and slides by Drs. Tom Fish and Sarah Hall titled “Involving Siblings in the Transition Process for Young Adults with Disabilities”


SELF Waiver Handbook: A handbook about the newest waiver administered by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities




The Ohio State University Nisonger Center Columbus, Ohio
1-855-SIBS-NOW (742-7669) or