Sibling conference draws brothers and sisters together in “a very fine boat”

The first international conference for siblings of people with disabilities was held Aug. 6-9 in Stamford, Conn., and brought together brothers and sisters of people with various disabilities to discuss our own needs, concerns and resources for the unique position we find ourselves in as lifelong advocates for our siblings with disabilities.

Many attendees knew each other previously from their participation in groups like the Sibling Support Project – a Seattle-based nonprofit that offers workshops for siblings of children with disabilities – or YAI/ National Institute for People with Disabilities.

Others, like me, were in the company of other siblings for the first time…

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/sister-the-edge-autism/201008/sibling-conference-draws-brothers-and-sisters-together-in-very-fi

This entry was posted in Events, Sib Stories and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.