North Carolina's first ever network for adult siblings of individuals with developmental disabilities. Learn more about our upcoming conference.

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Saturday, March 25, 2017
10 AM - 5 PM

(Sibs InFocus begins at 6 PM)

The first ever North Carolina conference for adult siblings of individuals with developmental disabilities will be held at the Hampton Inn & Suites Carrboro, just minutes away from UNC Chapel Hill. The conference will be followed by “Sibs InFocus,” an advocacy gallery and networking event free to siblings and sibling supporters from the community at large (Starts at 6 PM). Siblings wanting to submit a photo for the gallery should note their interest when registering. The conference room rate is $119/night. Call the hotel and use code “NCSibs” or click here for online booking. Please contact Bryce Coleman at for information about limited scholarships. Come join us, make connections with other NC siblings, share and gain support and learn how to access supports for yourself and your sibling. See and share our conference flyer here.


  • Supporting Siblings: Advancing Involvement and Leadership by Katie Arnold, Executive Director of Sibling Leadership Network
  • Table Talks: Discussions on the unique sibling experience


  • Sibling Panel: A diverse look of perspectives
  • The Power of Personal Stories by Pat Carver, Founder of Community Drive
  • Future Planning: What sibs need to know today - for a better tomorrow! by Scott Secor, Social Enterprise Director at First In Families of NC


NC Sibs is a statewide group of adult siblings of individuals with developmental disabilities and the genesis of NC’s very own chapter of the National Sibling Leadership Network. The purpose is to connect siblings with one another to provide support and information specific to the unique aspects of the adult sibling relationship. We define siblings broadly including people who have a sibling or sibling-like relationship and people who choose to date, partner with and/or marry someone who has a sibling. We also warmly welcome siblings whose brother or sister has passed away. These siblings retain their sibling perspective and are valuable to our groups.


I am a Sibling

Attend our conference, check out some of our resources, or connect with other siblings through the NC Sibs Facebook group. Here you can chat with siblings across the state in a “sibling-only” Facebook group. Swap stories, support others, get advice, and find out about statewide sibling-related events.

You can also contact us directly. In addition to providing more information about the network, we would love to schedule a sib chat. Sib chats are designed to capture your thoughts, concerns, ideas, and unique story. We’re happy to chat with you by phone or in person.

I am a Sibling Supporter

A sibling supporter or "Sibling Advocate" can get involved in many ways:

  • Follow us on Facebook by liking our page
  • Invite us to speak to your group
  • Contact us directly about making a presenation in your area.
  • Help us host an event for siblings, parents, and/or professionals
  • Contact us to learn more about the NC Sibs network