WHEN:Date: Thursday, Sep. 15, 2011 Fee: None Time: 12:30 – 1:30 (E.S.T.) Length: 60 Minutes
When a family includes disabled children, sibling relationships can become even more dynamic. With so much attention paid to the disabled child, the voices of siblings are too often left unheard. This webinar will cover the sibling experience, research on the impact of disabilities on siblings, and the growing movement to help siblings of children with disabilities. Plenty of time will be allowed for questions and answers.
Jennifer Weisman, Ph.D., is clerk and co-founder of the Massachusetts Sibling Support Network (MSSN) and also serves as the Massachusetts Chair on the Board of Directors for the Sibling Leadership Network. Her dissertation research was on the experiences of college students who have a sibling with a developmental disability. Jennifer has a younger sister who has a developmental disability.
Emily Rubin is President and co-founder of the Massachusetts Sibling Support Network (MSSN). Emily is also the Director of Sibling Support at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center of UMass Medical School, where she is conducting a research study to support siblings of children who are admitted for psychiatric hospitalization.
Janet Thibeau is Vice President of Strategic Operations at the Massachusetts Sibling Support Network (MSSN) where, among other responsibilities, she provides guidance to the Executive Committee on operational and logistical aspects of all strategic initiatives. Janet also works as an educational advocate.
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