Attention Pennsylvania Siblings and Self-Advocates!

Group Of Friends Meeting For Lunch In Coffee ShopFocus Groups for Siblings and Self-Advocates
conducted by the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University and funded by the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council

Share your experiences…We ARE listening!

at FIVE locations Spring 2015:

1. Bethlehem  MAY 12

Tuesday   6 – 8 PM
The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties
2289 Avenue A
Bethlehem, PA 18017

2. Harrisburg MAY 13

Wednesda 6 – 8 PM
Temple University Harrisburg
234 Strawberry Square
Harrisburg, PA 17101

3. Philadelphia  MAY 16

Saturday 10 AM – NOON
Vision for Equality
The Cast Iron Building
Philadelphia, PA 19106

4. Pittsburgh MAY 18

Monday 6 – 8 PM
Rodef Shalom Congregation
4905 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

5. King of Prussia  JUNE 20

Saturday 10 AM – NOON
King of Prussia PATTAN Office
200 Anderson Rd
King of Prussia, PA 19406

2 separate focus groups—one Sibling, one Self-advocate will be held in each session.


  • Share your experiences as siblings of individuals with disabilities
  • What role does your sibling play in your life?
  • What kinds of supports do you provide to your sibling?
  • How does your sibling support you?
  • What supports do you need as a sibling?
  • What do you imagine your future role will be with your sibling?


  • Share your experiences with your brothers and sisters.
  • What role does your brother or sister play in your life?
  • What kinds of supports do you provide to your brother and sister?
  • How does your brother or sister support you?
  • What do you think your relationship with your sibling (s) look like in the future?

If you are interested in learning more about the focus groups,
contact Eva Weiss
TEL 215.204.9544 OR


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