April 27th SLN Sibposium and Resources for Adult Sibs of People with Disabilities
About the Sibling Leadership Network (SLN)
Established in 2007, the Sibling Leadership Network (SLN) is a national nonprofit with state chapters that is dedicated to providing information and support to siblings of people with disabilities throughout the lifespan. Follow SLN on social media: Facebook; Twitter feed; and Instagram.
SLN Sibposium – Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. EST
On Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 8:00 PM EST, the SLN will be hosting a Sibposium: The Power of Peer Support for Siblings of People with Disabilities. This 1-hour interactive forum will bring together adult siblings from the comfort of their own homes and will NOT be recorded. Siblings of people with disabilities often find that they feel great comfort and support in their communication with other siblings. In this Sibposium, participants will have the opportunity to learn and share about the important role of sibling support. Facilitator: Linda Monterroso, Vice Chair of the SLN Board. Linda is a clinical research director working on her Doctorate in Health Sciences and is collaborating to help develop the Nevada Sibling Network. There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is required to receive the Zoom link.
Maine Adult Siblings Interested in Meeting?
Several adult siblings from Maine have expressed an interest in meeting other adult siblings for peer support. If you are an adult sibling in Maine and would like to be part of this conversation, please contact Sandra Horne, CCIDS’ Coordinator for Community Engagement (and a sibling) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources of Possible Interest
- A Brief History of the Sibling Movement. Remarks given by Don Meyer (director of the Sibling Support Project) on June 24, 2017 in Hartford, Connecticut during a toast to the tenth anniversary of the Sibling Leadership Network.
- ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience Act) Maine accounts established and maintained by the Maine State Treasurer and administered by Bangor Savings Bank as Maine ABLE Benefit Checking.
- The Arc’s Center for Future Planning.
- The Sibling Leadership Network Podcast (and archived podcasts) are here.
- Siblings of People with IDD: The Adult Years (article from the IMPACT Feature Issue on Siblings from Spring 2020 published by CCIDS’ sister university center for excellence in developmental disabilities, the Institute on Community Integration at the University of Minnesota).
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