Happy Thursday- Just wanted to share with you that this next year I will be doing a study that looks at the roles of siblings and employment for people with disabilities. If you are interested in finding out more about it, please read the abstract and send me an email. -John
This project examines how adult siblings of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) support their brothers and sisters in identifying and maintaining competitive employment. People with I/DD are living longer than ever before. This increased lifespan also extends opportunities for community participation, employment, and social interaction. Research suggests that adult siblings of people with I/DD will become key components of the future generation of family support. Since adult siblings have a vested interest in maximizing the independence of their brother or sister with I/DD, they may be a natural support to their sibling in the area of employment. This research study examines how adult siblings of people with I/DD support their brothers and sisters in finding and maintaining competitive employment.
This Fellowship project is funded by the National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (Project #H133F110018) under the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services in the United States Department of Education.