Siblings play an important role in the lives of people with Down syndrome. During childhood, siblings provide friendship and companionship. In older adulthood, many siblings will become the primary guardian or caregiver for their sibling with Down syndrome. Throughout this unique journey, resources are available to support and provide guidance to siblings, their families, and the loved ones for whom they care.
Resources listed are not necessarily endorsed by DSAWM, but are a list of options that are available. If you know of additional West Michigan resources, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
West Michigan Siblings Share Their Stories
15 year-old Peyton Brill understands the joys and difficulties that accompany having a sibling with special needs. Her little sister Chloe has Down syndrome, an eye-opening experience that has encouraged Peyton to become one of West Michigan’s youngest advocates for people like her sister.