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AUCD: Concurrent Sessions: Siblings of People with Disabilities: Building Awareness and Support through LEND


pptx File Siblings: Building Awareness and Support Through LEND PowerPoint 2017 [download]


Nathan Grant, President and Founder of 'Siblings with a Mission'
Siblings with a Mission

Other Presenter(s)

Katie Arnold, MS, Sibling Leadership Network, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, IL - Institute on Disability & Human Development, UCEDD/LEND;
Fran Goldfarb, MA, MCHES, CPSP, Los Angeles, CA, CA - USC, Childrens Hospital, UCEDD/LEND;
Barbara Levitz, MS Ed, Valhalla, NY, NY - Westchester Institute for Human Development, UCEDD/LEND;


This panel presentation will discuss ways LEND trainees are being prepared to work with families of people with disabilities and be attune to the unique needs and perspectives of siblings. First, a new LEND curriculum specific to teaching how professionals can engage with siblings of individuals with disabilities will be presented. Second, insights and lessons learned will be shared from LEND programs that include siblings as trainees.

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