Register for May’s Sibposium on Effective Communication for Siblings of People with Disabilities!
Date: May 23
Time: 5pm PT/6pm MT/7pm CT/8pm ET
This 1-hour interactive forum brings together adult siblings from the comfort of their own homes and will not be recorded.
Please join us for the SLN’s monthly Sibposium! This month’s topic is Effective Communication for Siblings of People with Disabilities. Effective communication is a skill many sibs are great at when it comes to advocating for our disabled sibling. But what about expressing your own needs? Being a sib comes with a lot of added responsibilities, and often a tendency to set ourselves aside for others. Sometimes that leaves us unpracticed in effectively communicating OUR needs and wants because we feel like they’re not as dire or important. In this Sibposium, we’ll talk about some tools you can use to begin shifting your ways of communicating to celebrate how important you are. Working on effective communication will leave you feeling more heard and seen, and create more peace and confidence in all your relationships.
This Sibposium will be led by Sheena Brevig, co-chair for SLN’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. Brevig is a filmmaker and entrepreneur with a background in neuroscience who is passionate about leveraging the power of media to increase dialogue and fight stigma around mental health – particularly for her queer, Asian/mixed-race, and disability communities. She also is a relationship coach and is the Director of DEIA Workshops for the Center for Scholars & Storytellers at UCLA.