Sibling Leadership Network Update

December 22, 2016

The Sibling Leadership Network (SLN) receives lots of questions about the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) as it applies to siblings of people with disabilities. To assist siblings in understanding more about FMLA, we compiled responses to some of the most commonly asked questions as a reference.

Click here to view our latest resource -
Siblings and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA): Common Questions

Additionally, the Sibling Leadership Conference has been announced for June 24 -25, 2017 in Hartford, Connecticut

Who should attend the conference?

  • Siblings of people with disabilities. The conference is for adults and is welcome to siblings who have a brother or sister with any type of disability.
  • People with disabilities. Self-advocates are important to the sibling movement and we encourage people with disabilities to come and share your sibling perspective.
  • Parents and family members. Families can learn a lot at this conference and share their perspectives.
  • Professionals. Professionals, including researchers, can gain a stronger understanding of the sibling relationship and ways to support siblings throughout the lifespan.
  • Sibling supporters. Anyone who is a friend or colleague to siblings and their families is welcome.

Click here to download a printer-friendly save-the-date flyer.