Siblings of Individuals with Disabilities from the U.S., Taiwan, Israel and Ireland Gather at 2015 National Sibling Conference in KY

Over 100 siblings of individuals with disabilities, representing 24 states and Taiwan, Israel and Ireland recently gathered in Louisville, KY for the 2015 National Sibling Leadership Network Conference. The mission of the Sibling Leadership Network (SLN)  is to provide siblings with the information, support, and tools they need to advocate with their brothers and sisters and to promote the issues important to them and their entire families.

With the assistance of a 2014-2015 New Hampshire LEND Program Community Fellow​, the SLN and other SLN state chapters, the University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies​ ​is in the process of forming a ​Maine​ chapter of the Sibling Leadership Network​ ​for adult siblings of individuals with disabilities. For more information, please contact Sandra Horne, Coordinator for Community Engagement at 207.581.1236 or email Sandra at

Kate Quinn Finlay, Tori McClure, Sandra Horne, and Eric McVay at SLN, May 2015

Photo caption: (left to right) Kate Quinn Finlay, sibling and 2014-15 NH LEND Community Fellow at UMaine; Tori Murden McClure, sibling and President of Spalding University; Sandra Horne, sibling and Maine UCEDD Coordinator for Community Engagement; and Eric McVay, SLN Board Member from Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE).