Thursday, July 8, 2010

Register Now: Sibling Conference, Aug. 7 & 8 in Greenwich, CT!

proudly present the

International Sibling Conference: Exploring the Rewards and Challenges of Having Family Members with Disabilities

Saturday, Aug. 7
& Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010

The Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1800 East Putnam Ave.
Old Greenwich, Connecticut

Featuring keynote speakers:

Don Meyer
Director of the Sibling Support Project

Chris Burke
best known for his role as Charles "Corky" Thatcher
on the hit ABC-TV show "Life Goes On”

Cheryl & Clarence Wills
Cheryl, anchor and reporter, NY1 News and her brother
Clarence, a talented artist who has autism

Dr. Tamar Heller
Professor and Director,
Institute on Disability and Human Development,
and of the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center
on Aging with Developmental Disabilities at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC);
Tia Nelis
Vice President of Self Advocates Becoming Empowered
and Self-Advocacy Specialist, UIC.

The International Sibling Conference will provide the siblings of people with disabilities, individuals with disabilities, parents, spouses/partners and professionals in the disability field opportunities to share stories and information, gain insight on sibling experiences, and to learn more about current research and best practices in the disability field.

To register for the International Sibling Conference or for more information, please visit or contact Dr. Robert J. DiDomenico, Conference Coordinator, at 203-324-9258 ext. 3014, or

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Make Your Voice Heard for a New Sibling Book!

Don Meyer, Director of the Sibling Support Project, and I are writing a new book for siblings of people with disabilities tentatively titled, "The Sibling Survival Guide." We are very excited about this new project and we want to write a book that really meets the needs of sibs everywhere. Let us know what you would like to see by taking this brief survey. Thank you!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Saturday, April 10 is National Siblings Day!

Saturday, April 10 is National Siblings Day! Take some time on this special day to honor your sibling and yourself! Please:

- Write something about your sibling and yourself here!

- Visit sibsNY on Facebook and post something about your sibling, the relationship you share, or how you're going to celebrate Sibling Day on the sibsNY page!

- Check out other sibling stories from across the country at the Sibling Support Project!