Upcoming Webinar: Strategies for Professionals to Work with Siblings of Individuals with I/DD

The Arc of the United States and the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities present the following Research to Practice webinar:

Strategies for Professionals to Work with Siblings of Individuals with I/DD

Thursday, August 10, 2017 4:00pm EDT

Register HERE

In this presentation, participants will receive actionable information about how providers of supports and services can develop working partnerships with siblings of individuals with I/DD. Specifically, participants will learn the importance of partnering with siblings, feasible ways to collaborate with siblings, and ways to overcome challenges in working with siblings.

Meghan Burke, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is a professor of special education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Chair of the Sibling Leadership Network’s Research Committee. Her research interests include parent advocacy, families (i.e., parents and siblings) of individuals with significant disabilities, and disability policies. Meghan’s research examines how parents advocate for services for their offspring with disabilities. Additionally, Meghan conducts research examining how siblings of individuals with disabilities transition to caregiving roles.

Please contact Amie Lulinski at lulinski@thearc.org with questions. Learn more about Dr. Burke’s work here. Register for the webinar here.

Sibling Leadership Network

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2 Responses to Upcoming Webinar: Strategies for Professionals to Work with Siblings of Individuals with I/DD

  1. David Towell says:

    Even in family movements, the potential importance and distinctive roles of siblings are often under-represented in relation to those of parents. So this webinar is a very welcome development. Of course, it is equally or indeed rather more important – as the idea of a sibling leadership network recognises – that siblings get help, and help each other, to strengthen their capacities to be siblings (first and foremost) supporters and effective advocates.