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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.
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Two Different Types of Special Needs Trusts

Reprinted with permission of the Special Needs Alliance – www.specialneedsalliance.org. The Voice is the e-mail newsletter of The Special Needs Alliance. This installment of The Voice was written by Special Needs Alliance member Carol Battaglia. Carol has been working in the area … Continue reading

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Save the Date: 2018 Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) Conference

Mark your calendars! The next Self Advocacy Conference hosted by Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) will be taking place from June 7-9, 2018 in Birmingham Alabama. Siblings: we encourage you to share information about this conference with your brothers and … Continue reading

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New Whitepaper on Supported Decision Making

The Council on Quality and Leadership recently published a whitepaper on Supported Decision Making, which is growing in the United States as a legal alternative to traditional full guardianship while also attending issues of justice, autonomy, and self-determination. The whitepaper describes policy, … Continue reading

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Sibling Leadership Network Connects Texas Resident in Need of Assistance After Hurricane Harvey with Assistance

We often feel helpless in the face of disasters and tragedies. We would like to share the story of how one resourceful and thoughtful sibling helped make a true difference. Recently, SLN shared information on supporting people with disabilities impacted by … Continue reading

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Sibling Leadership Network Honors National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2017

This October, the Sibling Leadership Network is 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 … Continue reading

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