SLN Committees

Join a committee and be a part of the sibling movement!


To get involved with any of the Sibling Leadership Network Committees, contact them via email, which you’ll find listed below.

Research Committee: Increase awareness of including siblings of people with disabilities in research. The Research Committee is responsible for:

  • Compiling, synthesizing, and disseminating research on siblings of people with disabilities
  •  Identifying research gaps and advocating to increase the amount and quality of research on siblings of people with disabilities
  • Managing research content on SLN website
  • Developing a best-practice guide for research on siblings of people with disabilities


Policy and Advocacy: Make policy recommendations to the SLN Board and coordinate local and chapter advocacy efforts. The Policy and Advocacy Committee is responsible for:

  • Working with Communications and Network Development Chairs to communicate sibling policy and advocacy efforts among the SLN and the wider community
  • Encouraging a forum for dialogue on policy, advocacy and decision making
  •  Managing policy and advocacy content on SLN website
  • Joining with organizational partners to move valued policy forward


Chapter Development: Manage and guide the internal affairs of the SLN, with a focus on strengthening and supporting existing and future chapters. The Chapter Development Committee is responsible for:

  • Maintaining existing communication tools between state and local chapters and develop new tools to facilitate increased support across chapters
  • Promoting chapter outreach and development at all levels
  • Representing siblings’ voices at the state and local level


Diversity and Social Justice Committee: Making connections between the sibling movement and other social justice movements in an effort to support a more diverse membership of the SLN and build a strong community that values creativity, mutual learning, respect, and love. The Diversity and Social Justice Committee is responsible for:

  • Developing and delivering an interactive educational session for the National Sibling Leadership Network Conference regarding the topics of social justice and diversity
  • Creating, distributing, and updating a guide for SLN Chapters to recruit and engage a diverse membership
  • Identifying opportunities to connect and partner with other social movements that are relevant to sibling’s needs and goals
  • Supporting ongoing learning about social justice issues among SLN membership
  • Lifting up the voices and stories of siblings representing diverse identities

Visit our Diversity and Social Justice page for further details.

Download our SLN Committees Informational Brochure.