An Interview with a Sibling Caretaker

In a poignant interview on the blog “Yes and Yes,” Sebene Selassie shares a look at her relationship with her sister, Finot, who has a disability. Sebene gives her honest perspective on being a caretaker for her sibling, and talks … Continue reading

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Learn more about the State of the States in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The SLN is honored to be a member of the State of the States (SoS) in IDD Advisory Committee. The SoS is a Longitudinal Data Collection Project of National Significance that collects data from states and reports revenue, spending and … Continue reading

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Call for Research Participants: Siblings Between Ages 18-39 of People with Disabilities

Question: How is occupational choice impacted for siblings of individuals with disabilities? Description: My name is April Sawyer and I am an Occupational Therapy student at UNC. Occupational therapy assists with identifying and addressing the barriers our clients face when … Continue reading

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NPR Continues Coverage of Sexual Assaults Against People with Intellectual Disabilities

NPR investigated sexual assaults against people with intellectual disabilities, and they are covering it in a series. In one of the installments, siblings share the impact of sexual assault and the investigations that ensued. Julie Neward, who co-founded the California … Continue reading

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Registration Open for Colorado Allies in Leadership, Policymaking and Systems Change Program

Allies in Leadership, Policymaking and Systems Change (ALPS) is a leadership and advocacy training funded by the CO Developmental Disabilities Council. As a participant of our training, you will be able to join the ALPS Committee which will work together … Continue reading

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