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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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Each year, siblings of people with disabilities in attendance at the Disability Policy Seminar are invited to attend a breakfast to network with other sibs. This year’s breakfast was a big success, with lots of new and familiar faces joining … Continue reading
Today, March 21, 2017, is the annual observance of World Down Syndrome Day. This year’s theme is “My Voice, My Community,” focusing on the benefits of inclusive environments for today’s children and tomorrow’s adults. Share your support on social media using … Continue reading
From Virginia Bassi, Ph.D.: I am a licensed clinical psychologist doing research for a book I am writing on Siblings of Special Needs Children. I have worked with children and families with special needs children for over 25 years. I am … Continue reading
Congress is considering a major health reform package that would result in significant cuts to Medicaid. Under the proposed “per capita cap,” federal Medicaid funding would be limited per person. These limits would tighten over time, and force states to … Continue reading
Woody’s Order: “When, a nonverbal, highly intelligent, 8 year old with cerebral palsy realizes that something might one day happened to his parents, he ‘orders’ backup. Woody always plans ahead. His sister Ann, heeding the call for her magical birth, embarks on … Continue reading