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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.

A Sibling’s Perspective on the Americans with Disabilities Act

My sister was born – with physical and developmental disabilities – just 45 days before the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law in 1990. The ADA took effect as we were growing up. The ADA, along with … Continue reading

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Must-Read Washington Post Article on Supporting Brother with a Disability to Vote

A recent article in the the Washington Post shares a poignant story about disability and voting. Wendy Button, a former speechwriter for John Edwards and Hillary Clinton, wrote about the powerful experience she shared with her brother as he registered to … Continue reading

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Announcing the First-Ever Sibling Summit in Wisconsin

When: Saturday September 17, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM CDT Where: American Family World Headquarters 6000 American Parkway Madison, WI 53783 “Plan to attend this first-ever Sibling Summit hosted by WisconSibs and filled with information, inspiration and networking for adults … Continue reading

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A Lifetime of Sibling Support Continues After Parents Pass Away

by Liz Weintraub, Sibling Leadership Network member I have 3 sisters and I am the youngest and I am the only person with a disability. Mom and dad taught us how to be very close. They never wanted us to … Continue reading

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Sibling Resource Spotlight: Quality Mall

Quality Mall is a place where you can find a wealth of free information about person-centered supports for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities. The Sibling Leadership Network proudly manages the Sibling section of Quality Mall, which “shares the voices of the brothers and … Continue reading

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