Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Don't miss a special episode of "A Place of Our Own" on your local PBS station on Thursday, May 28. The episode, "Supporting a Parent and Sibling of a Child with Special Needs" features Don Meyer, Director of the Sibling Support Project, and Sibshops. For more information and local listings, visit http://aplaceofourown.org/schedule.php.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I am so excited to share this great new collection of 39 essays written by adult siblings of individuals with developmental disabilities and edited by Don Meyer. It's called "Thicker than Water" and it incorporates a variety of perspectives on so many different topics pertaining to having a sibling with a disability. The authors (myself included, I have to confess) range in age, geographic location and background. No two voices are the same, which makes for a truly delightful read. I am learning so much about my co-contributors, many of whom I have met and now know in a whole different way, and about different takes on the sibling experience. Siblings, parents and professionals will enjoy this book and learn a lot. All proceeds benefit the Sibling Support Project and you can help even more by ordering through the Sibling Support Project store at Amazon. Read this and enjoy!