Sibling Leadership Network Pre-Conference, November 9th and 10th- Washington D.C.

The Sibling Leadership Network (SLN) is pleased to announce that
registrations are open for the Sibling Leadership Network Pre-Conference.
We’re very excited about this event and hope that you can join us!

Please share this announcement with adult siblings of people with
disabilities, researchers, family members, and service providers. SLN is a
community of adult siblings, researchers, and service providers committed to
sibs’ concerns. Our goal 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. We passionately believe that siblings with and without
disabilities can effectively advocate for policies that will benefit people
with disabilities and their families.

Despite the ever-changing roles they will assume in the lives of their
siblings with special needs, there is relatively little research on siblings
and their concerns. The Sibling Leadership Network is interested in
research that investigates resilience, support opportunities, and life
choices across the lifespan.

The Sibling Leadership Network Conference will be a conversation among
siblings, researchers, people with disabilities, service providers, and
policymakers. The goal of this event is to move the conversation into a
plan of action. During this conference, we’ll ratify the SLN’s mission and
values, discuss siblings’ concerns with researchers and policymakers, and
learn what current research reveals about brothers and sisters. Finally,
we’ll develop an action plan and a white paper on sibling issues, policy
recommendations, and a research agenda. Please join us for this exciting,
historic event!

Where: Renaissance Hotel, Washington DC
When: Friday and Saturday November 9-10, 2007

Hotel
Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel
999 Ninth Street NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20001 USA
Phone: 1-202-898-9000
Fax: 1-202-289-0947

Ask for the AUCD conference rate by 10/19/07
DATES: November 9th and 10th
$215/night for November 8th and 9th
Reserve under AUCD group rate

Registration
Cost: $75 until 10/19/07 and $90 thereafter
Agenda and additional details:
http://tinyurl.com/yuovv9
Questions: John Kramer 312-996-7988; jkrame3@uic.edu

Sponsors/Key Partners: The Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on
Aging with Developmental Disabilities; Vanderbilt Kennedy Center; NIDRR;
AUCD; The Arc; The Ohio State Nisonger Center; The Sibling Support Project

-John
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John Kramer, M.A.
Supporting Siblings in Future Planning Project
Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental
Disabilities
University of Illinois at Chicago
1640 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Chicago, IL 60608
jkrame3@uic.edu
O- (312)996-7988


-John
************************************************************
John Kramer, M.A.
Supporting Siblings in Future Planning Project
Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental
Disabilities
University of Illinois at Chicago
1640 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Chicago, IL 60608
jkrame3@uic.edu
O- (312)996-7988

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answer means.” -Deep Thought
“You have to be careful when playing is no longer in the mind but in the
fingers, going to happy places. You have to break them of their habits or
you don’t explore, you only play what is confident and pleasing. I’m
learning to break those habits by playing instruments I know absolutely
nothing about…” -Tom Waits

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