Webinar on February 15 – The Sibling Leadership Network Presents: How to Start a State Sibling Chapter

The Sibling Leadership Network Presents: How to Start a State Sibling Chapter Wednesday, February 15, 2017
12:00 pm―1:00 pm EST

The Sibling Leadership Network (SLN) is a national nonprofit dedicated to providing support and information to siblings of people with disabilities across the lifespan. Currently there are 22 state chapters of the SLN with the vision to have a chapter in every state in the country. Chapters are the grassroots of the organization and where personal contact with siblings happens. Each chapter has its own feel and flavor. If you are interested in starting a chapter in a state that does not currently have one, please join this webinar to learn the process for creating and developing a sibling chapter of the SLN. As a project partner for the Family Support Research and Training Center (FSRTC), the SLN has developed A Guide for Sibling Chapters. This webinar will provide foundational information on how to start a sibling chapter in your state.

Register for this session: https://thearc.webex.com/thearc/k2/j.php?MTID=t9627566b40d87af8c291689122bc61b6

This event will be recorded and captioned.

This event is sponsored by the Family Support Research and Training Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Family Support Research and Training Center logoAbout the Family Support Research and Training Center (FSRTC): The Family Support Research and Training Center (FSRTC) aims to learn more about families’ needs in supporting members with all disabilities across the lifespan, as well as promising family support practices around the country. For more information on the For more information about the FSRTC, visit: https://fsrtc.ahslabs.uic.edu/https://fsrtc.ahslabs.uic.edu/

Speakers:

Katie Arnold is the Executive Director of the Sibling Leadership Network (SLN). Katie also works at the Institute on Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago as the Director of Community Education. Katie has been involved in the SLN since the organization’s inception in 2007 and a leader of the Supporting Illinois Brothers and Sisters (SIBS) chapter. Katie grew up in New Jersey as the second oldest of four, including her sister with intellectual disabilities. Her sibling experience has shaped her worldview in many ways. Katie lives in Chicago with her husband, Gary, who is also disability advocate.

Amy Halm is the Project Manager of the Sibling Leadership Network (SLN). Amy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who became involved in working with the SLN when she was a family discipline trainee in The Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND) Program. Amy has been a Board member of the Supporting Illinois Brothers and Sisters (SIBS) chapter for many years. She has learned a great deal from her younger sister, Emily, who has Down Syndrome. Amy lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and 2 children.

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