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The mission of the Sibling Leadership Network is to provide siblings of individuals with disabilities the information, support and tools to advocate with their brothers and sisters and to promote the issues important to them and their entire families.

Disability Resource Spotlight: Communication Supports Toolkit

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) recently released “Everybody Communicates: Toolkit for Accessing Communication Assessments, Funding, and Accommodations.” In the toolkit, you’ll learn: how to find the communication supports you or a loved one need; how to get them paid for; how … Continue reading

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Why Andrea Always Picks Up the Phone When Her Brother Calls: A Story of a Sibling Bond

In an article on The Lily, sibling Andrea Platten reflects on her relationship with her brother Joseph, who has Down syndrome. “It is hard, just like any human relationship can be,” she writes. “I still consider my bond with Joseph the best thing … Continue reading

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Celebrating Siblings: Jacqueline and Jessica’s Story

by Jacqueline Moreno I’m pretty sure I owe the entire trajectory of my life to my sister, Jessica, but I never realized it until a few years ago. Growing up Jessica’s sister was definitely a challenge! She has severe behavioral … Continue reading

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Celebrating Siblings: Amy and Emily’s Story

As the holiday season is upon us, we at the Sibling Leadership Network want to take the opportunity to honor and celebrate one of the most important parts of the holidays (and every day!): family. Throughout the rest of 2017, … Continue reading

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Disability Resource Spotlight – Recorded Webinar from The Arc on Aging and I/DD: Planning for Growing Older

The Arc’s Center for Future Planning recently hosted a webinar during which Dr. Kathie Bishop reviewed the aging process and discuss what successful aging looks like for people with I/DD. She addressed planning and skill-building to support people with complex medical … Continue reading

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