International Sibling Conference


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:

Don Meyer
Director of the Sibling Support Project

Chris Burke
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); and

Tia Nelis
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 or contact Dr. Robert J. DiDomenico, Conference Coordinator, at 203-324-9258 ext. 3014, or



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