Welcome to the Sibling Leadership Network Site!

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.

Learn more about the State of the States in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The SLN is honored to be a member of the State of the States (SoS) in IDD Advisory Committee. The SoS is a Longitudinal Data Collection Project of National Significance that collects data from states and reports revenue, spending and … Continue reading

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Call for Research Participants: Siblings Between Ages 18-39 of People with Disabilities

Question: How is occupational choice impacted for siblings of individuals with disabilities? Description: My name is April Sawyer and I am an Occupational Therapy student at UNC. Occupational therapy assists with identifying and addressing the barriers our clients face when … Continue reading

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NPR Continues Coverage of Sexual Assaults Against People with Intellectual Disabilities

NPR investigated sexual assaults against people with intellectual disabilities, and they are covering it in a series. In one of the installments, siblings share the impact of sexual assault and the investigations that ensued. Julie Neward, who co-founded the California … Continue reading

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Registration Open for Colorado Allies in Leadership, Policymaking and Systems Change Program

Allies in Leadership, Policymaking and Systems Change (ALPS) is a leadership and advocacy training funded by the CO Developmental Disabilities Council. As a participant of our training, you will be able to join the ALPS Committee which will work together … Continue reading

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Tune in on January 10th for NPR’s Story on Sexual Assault of People with Disabilities

NPR News Investigations correspondent Joe Shapiro is doing a story series on the epidemic of sexual assault of people with intellectual disabilities. Please tune in to All Things Considered, on Wednesday, January 10th to learn more and to hear the story of … Continue reading

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