Grief Blog2021-03-31T04:45:48-05:00

Grief Blog

Welcome to our grief adult sibling stories blog. We welcome you to read our stories and share with others who may need this support.

All stories are the express view of the author of the story and not necessarily those of SIBS or its members. These stories are the expression and experiences of the authors. We hope that these stories will help you on your journey of grief and loss with your sibling with a disability that has passed.

*The stories provided here are not to be replaced by professional advice and counseling but to be considered as an additional source of support.

For further support you may be interested in joining the facebook group Loss of a Special Needs Sibling. We are a group of grieving siblings from all over the world that have come together to support one another. Many sibs lost their brother or sister during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Noel King-Illinois sibling

The teeter-totter goes up and then down.  Up and down.  The childhood memory of David and I on the teeter-totter flashes through my mind as I sit looking at my brother’s tombstone.  David wasn’t a huge fan of the teeter-totter, but for just a couple of minutes – life was normal.   My brother David was almost three years older than me.  All of my life my David was a part of each daily routine, schedule and consideration.  Born prematurely, David was gifted with several things that made him one-of-a-kind.  Diagnosed with autism, cerebral gigantism and several other life-altering conditions,

Too Many Losses

Too Many Losses by Nora Fox Handler-Illinois sibling. I was seventeen when my Dad passed away and he was forty-six. Seven of us siblings were still living at home including my three brothers on the Autism Spectrum. My Mom soldiered on for twenty-five years as a single parent until she passed away at sixty-eight. My brothers were all living with my Mom when she passed away. Mom had not included us in future planning and would not consider putting our brothers on a waiting list to live in group homes or any setting away from the family

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