Sibling Support

At DSL, we are honored to celebrate our siblings! We offer resources and programs for siblings of all ages.

New Siblings

Welcoming a sibling with Down syndrome can sometimes be confusing or overwhelming. We can help you connect you with families who are similar to your own or have been through similar circumstances.

There are many resources and individuals who have been there that can help support your children. Contact Tammy Gilles, Family Engagement Coordinator for support.

Great Books for Sibilings

Sib Fun (Ages 6-12)

Sib Fun builds community and understanding about Down syndrome and will be led by Phoebe Hellmann, our Behavior Health provider, and an older DSL Sibling. Interested in attending an upcoming Sib Fun night? Contact Phoebe at

Sib Squad (Ages 13 & Up)

A built-in family of friends filled with comradery, support, and encouragement. This group not only supports each other but also helps to lead and mentor our young siblings. Interested? Contact Carly Riggs at


It is not uncommon that adult brothers and sisters assist or are responsible for the well-being of their sibling with Down syndrome. Down Syndrome of Louisville’s staff are available for consultation. We can also provide you with:

Additional Support

Translate our Site »