The 2nd Annual Meeting of the Sibling Leadership Network

Thursday, November 6, 2008- Friday, November 7, 2008
Location: Columbus, OH

Connect with others who have a sibling with a disability--and share your knowledge and experience!

With presentations, workshops, and breakouts by:

  • Jeff and Cindy Daly (directors of the film Where's Molly)
  • Dean Fadel (lobbyist extraordinaire)
  • Tom Fish (OhioSIBS and OSU)
  • Tamar Heller (University of Illinois, Chicago)
  • Ann Kaiser (Vanderbilt)
  • Stan Klein (member of Senator Barack Obama's Disability Task Force)
  • John Kramer (University of Illinois, Chicago)
  • Emily Marino (YAI)
  • Don Meyer (The Sibling Support Project)
  • Mike Wehmeyer (University of Kansas)
  • and many others!

On topics including:

  • Siblings and Self-Advocates Working Together for Policies that Benefit Everyone;
  • Creating Community-Based Adult Sibling Programs;
  • Sibshops and Other Considerations for Young Brothers and Sisters;
  • Sibs' Role in Self-Determination;
  • Senator Barack Obama's Disability Policy;
  • Research on Sibling Concerns;
  • For Better or Worse: Siblings' Influence on Choosing A Mate;
  • Influencing Legislators;

Hosted by: The Nisonger Center at The Ohio State University, the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities, The Sibling Support Project, and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

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