Thanksgiving is a time of joyful celebration with family and friends. A time when we come together to reflect with gratitude on the blessing we have received over the past year and beyond. It is also a time to reflect on the deep bonds between siblings and other family members.
At the Sibling Leadership Network we are committed to providing siblings and their families with the information and tools to advocate with and alongside their family members with disabilities. Over the past year at the Sibling Leadership Network we have increased our membership to over 3,700 members; put on a national conference in conjunction with the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities that brought together siblings, self-advocates, family members, and professionals from 22 states as well as Canada and Japan; developed policy briefs highlighting legislation significant to siblings, continued and developed new partnerships with leading national disability organizations, led a variety of informative webinars; and provided resources, education, and peer support to numerous individuals through direct contact, conference presentations, and events.
Rebecca is an independent publisher working to help siblings of children with emotional challenges.