Forwarded on behalf of Katie Arnold-
As a sibling and Chair of the national Sibling Leadership Network, I am
excited to share with you information about the upcoming International
Sibling Conference. Providing information, resources, and support for
siblings of people with disabilities is near and dear to me, yet often
overlooked. This conference provides an important opportunity for siblings
to connect with each other and those who support them to learn and share.
Please join us at the conference and share this information with your
Katie Arnold, Chair of the Sibling Leadership Network
ARI, The Sibling Leadership Network, and the Kennedy Center
proudly present the
International Sibling Conference:
Exploring the Rewards and Challenges
of Having Family Members with Disabilities
Saturday, Aug. 7
& Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010
The Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1800 East Putnam Ave.
Old Greenwich, Connecticut
Featuring keynote speakers:
Director of the Sibling Support Project
best known for his role as Charles "Corky" Thatcher
on the hit ABC-TV show "Life Goes On"
Dr. Tamar Heller
Professor and Director, Institute on Disability and Human Development, and
of the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with
Developmental Disabilities at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC);
Vice President of Self Advocates Becoming Empowered
and Self-Advocacy Specialist, UIC.
The International Sibling Conference will provide the siblings of people
with disabilities, individuals with disabilities, parents, spouses/partners
and professionals in the disability field opportunities to share stories
and information, gain insight on sibling experiences, and to learn more
about current research and best practices in the disability field.
To register for the International Sibling Conference or for more
information, please visit www.siblingconference.org or contact Dr. Robert J.
DiDomenico, Conference Coordinator, at 203-324-9258 ext. 3014, or
Community Support Coordinator
Institute on Disability and Human Development
University of Illinois at Chicago
1640 W. Roosevelt Rd, Rm#251B
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 413-0453 TTY
(312) 413-4098 Fax