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Strengthening Sibling Voices: The Sibling Leadership Network

The importance of supportive sibling relationships between adults with and without disabilities often increases as parents age and can no longer provide care. The Sibling Leadership Network (SLN) is a national network whose mission is to provide siblings of individuals with disabilities 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. Founded in 2006, the SLN connects siblings nationally to be the leading voice on policy, research, services, and supports for siblings. Made up predominately of siblings of people with disabilities, it also includes other family members and people with disabilities, as well as professionals who support the mission. Among its activities are:


For more information visit http://sibleadership.blogspot.com or contact network leaders Katie Arnold at kkeiling@uic.edu or 312/996-1002; and John Kramer at john.kramer@sibleadership.com or 312/436-1839.

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Retrieved from the Web site of the Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota (http://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/231). 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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The PDF version of this Impact, with photos and graphics, is also online at http://ici.umn.edu/products/impact/231/231.pdf.

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