Category Archives: Sib Stories

Stories and narratives from siblings.

Why Andrea Always Picks Up the Phone When Her Brother Calls: A Story of a Sibling Bond

In an article on The Lily, sibling Andrea Platten reflects on her relationship with her brother Joseph, who has Down syndrome. “It is hard, just like any human relationship can be,” she writes. “I still consider my bond with Joseph the best thing … Continue reading

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Celebrating Siblings: Jacqueline and Jessica’s Story

by Jacqueline Moreno I’m pretty sure I owe the entire trajectory of my life to my sister, Jessica, but I never realized it until a few years ago. Growing up Jessica’s sister was definitely a challenge! She has severe behavioral … Continue reading

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Celebrating Siblings: Amy and Emily’s Story

As the holiday season is upon us, we at the Sibling Leadership Network want to take the opportunity to honor and celebrate one of the most important parts of the holidays (and every day!): family. Throughout the rest of 2017, … Continue reading

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SLN Videos Provide Insight into Family Support and Sibling Perspectives

Please check out these great videos that were supported through the Family Support Resource and Training Center (FSRTC) www.fsrtc.ahslabs.uic.edu Family Supports: Voices of People with Disabilities Improving Family Support: Ideas from People with Disabilities Gaining Insights: Amira’s Story Liz’s Sibling Stance

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Celebrating National Siblings Day: A Reflection on Being a Sib

I am so very thankful to be a sib! Although sibship comes with challenges, heartaches, as well as fabulousness, I feel like I am who I am due to this one integral facet of my life. Who would I be … Continue reading

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