Sibling Day at the YAI Conference – May 5th 2011, New York, NY

Sibling Day at the YAI Conference

May 5, 2011

Don’t miss an entire day of sessions devoted to important topics for siblings of people with developmental disabilities:

Wills, Trusts and Guardianship: What Every Family Member of a Person with a Disability Should Know about Future Care Planning

Roberta Koenigsberg, Esq., Sr. Director of Legal Affairs and Compliance at YAI, moderates a panel of experts. (Session #89)

Financial Strategies to Protect Your Family Member with a Disability

Roberta Koenigsberg, Esq., Sr. Director of Legal Affairs and Compliance at YAI, moderates a panel of experts. (Session #94)

What Siblings Want Service Providers and Parents to Know

Emily Holl, YAI Network; Katie Arnold, University of Illinois, Chicago; John Kramer, Ph.D., Institute for Community Inclusion, UMass; Delilah Brewer-Picart, YAI, and their siblings share needs, concerns and ideas for a bright future. (Session #99)

Sibling Days: Repeated Opportunities for Interactions by Siblings of Students with Autism

Ann Roberts, Ph.D. and Heather Katz, M.Ed., Boston Higashi School describe a Sibling Day Program for children who have brothers and sisters on the autism spectrum. (Session #105)

Sex and the City for Sibs: How Having a Sibling with a Disability Impacts Choices in Love, Relationships and Starting Families

Siblings Emily Holl, YAI Network; Clare Ferramosca, MS.Ed, BCBA; Mark H. Goldberg, J.D. and Connie Murray, sibsNY, share stories of romance, roadblocks, heartbreak and happiness in the eternal search for long-lasting love. (Session #111)

The conference will take place at the Hilton New York. To learn more about the conference and to register, visit yai.org/conference, or contact Tina Sobel at tina.sobel@yai.org.

The day will end with a special dinner for siblings to connect and share stories. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Emily Holl at emily.holl@yai.org.

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