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.

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

This October marks 70 years of honoring National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), “the purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and … Continue reading

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Tuesdays with Liz Interview with Sibling Alison Barkoff

Liz Weintraub, host of Tuesdays with Liz, recently interviewed Alison Barkoff, who is the Director of Advocacy for the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law about the Olmstead decision. During the interview, Alison, who is a sibling, shares insights on how Olmstead … Continue reading

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Research – Call for Participants for Study of Siblings of People with Intellectual Disabilities

“My name is Karli Wilson, and I am currently a student at Baldwin Wallace University. I am conducting a study for my Psychology thesis on the relationship between sibling experience and life aspects of individuals who have siblings with intellectual disabilities. Specifically, I am looking … Continue reading

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Include People with Disabilities on National Voter Registration Day

September 22nd was National Voter Registration Day. According to the National Council on Independent Living, this day “is important for the disability community because in 2008 there were an estimated 6 million people who did not vote because they missed … Continue reading

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“Eli Comes to America” – a News Feature on Parents and Siblings with Disabilities

Kara, Adam, Hannah, and Eli Ayers’s story is a unique one worth sharing. Kara and Adam, who both have a type of dwarfism called osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) chose to have children, conceiving their daughter, Hannah, naturally. They later chose to adopt … Continue reading

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