Category Archives: Sib Stories

Stories and narratives from siblings.

Tune in on January 10th for NPR’s Story on Sexual Assault of People with Disabilities

NPR News Investigations correspondent Joe Shapiro is doing a story series on the epidemic of sexual assault of people with intellectual disabilities. Please tune in to All Things Considered, on Wednesday, January 10th to learn more and to hear the story of … Continue reading

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Finding a Support System Through the Sibling Leadership Network

As 2017 comes to a close, we’re celebrating all the ways that the SLN has brought people together. In a recent blog post reflecting on the sibling experience, Jessica Buettner shares how connecting with other siblings of people with disabilities … Continue reading

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The Value of Being Part of the Sibling Leadership Network

by Nora Handler This post, written last year, is being shared in honor of Nora’s brother, Patrick, who passed away last year. We celebrate him and celebrate the bond between Nora and her siblings. I am one of eight siblings. … Continue reading

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Celebrating Siblings: Barb and Nick

by Barb Sapharas As a sibling, I learned at an early age that if I could do something, so could Nick-we just had to figure out how. When I turned 16, I drove. Two years later, my brother Jim turned 16 … Continue reading

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Celebrating Siblings: Edward and Jacquelyn

SLN Board Chair Ed O’Neill and his daughter shared their stories about Ed’s sister, Jacquelyn: When we are together, there is never a question that my sister and I are related. We are both quick with a smart/biting responses and … Continue reading

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