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.

Hug and Slug. Laugh and Cry. Poke and Joke. – Guest Blog by Pat Carver

Please welcome Pat Carver, Sibling Leadership Board Member, in the first in a series of blogs highlighting SLN leaders and board members. Since 2013, I have served in active leadership positions with the Sibling Leadership Network (SLN). Beginning in January, I … Continue reading

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Ohio SIBS 15th Annual Conference a Big Success

Ohio SIBS just held its 15th Annual Conference with 120 attending from Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia. The SLN asked our board member Barb Sapharas to share a recap of this wonderful event: “It was a time of fellowship, support … Continue reading

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The Sibling Leadership Network is Thankful for YOU!

We are Thankful for YOU! Dear Sibling Leadership Network Supporter, Thanksgiving is a time filled with celebration for family and friends. During this season of thanks and reflection, the daily squabbles seem unimportant, childhood memories draw a laugh and bonds … Continue reading

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Research – Call for Participants for Study of Siblings of People with High Functioning Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome

“My name is Elizabeth Apkin and I am completing my doctoral degree in clinical psychology at William James College.  I am looking for people to participate in a research project on emerging adults’ experiences of having an older sibling with high … Continue reading

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Siblings Can Play an Important Role in Supported Decision-Making

The Sibling Leadership Network is a proud partner of the National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making (NRC-SDM), an initiative focused on the Right to Make Choices. As the NRC-SDM website explains, “Supported Decision-Making is just a fancy way of describing how … Continue reading

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