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Meeting Sibling Needs: The Sibling Support Project

The Sibling Support Project is a national effort dedicated to the life-long concerns of brothers and sisters of people who have special health, developmental or mental health concerns. Because disabilities, illness, and mental health issues affect the lives of all family members, the Sibling Support Project seeks to increase the peer support and information opportunities for brothers and sisters of people with special needs, and to increase parents' and providers' understanding of sibling issues.

Since 1990 its mission has been accomplished through the following activities:

For more information about the Sibling Support Project visit its Web site at or call 206/297-6368. 

Contributed by Don Meyer, Sibling Support Project, Seattle.


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Retrieved from the Web site of the Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota ( Citation: Heller, T., Stafford, P., Davis, L.A., Sedlezky, L., & Gaylord, V. (Eds.). (Winter 2010). Impact: Feature Issue on Aging and People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 23(1). [Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, Institute on Community Integration].

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