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Disability in the Family: Exploring the Experience of Sibling Relationships


An online panel featuring brothers, sisters, and siblings of people with disabilities

Join us for a thought-provoking conversation on the unique challenges and opportunities siblings encounter throughout the lifespan. All interested in sibling issues are welcome.

Sunday, April 11, 2021
4:00 PM -6:00 PM
4:00 PM -5:15 PM: Welcome and panel conversation
5:15 PM -5:30 PM: Intermission
5:30 PM -6:00 PM: Breakout room discussion


Don Meyer is the former director of the Sibling Support Project and creator of Sibshop, a model providing support to siblings of people with disabilities. Don’s Sibshop trainings have resulted in 450 sibling support groups globally. He is the author of six books on sibling issues and the recipient of the Sibling Leadership Network’s Lifetime Achievement Award.


Liz Sargent, filmmaker who explores her experiences as one of 12 children, several with disabilities

Allan B. Goldstein, Disability Studies lecturer at NYU Tandon & brother to a Willowbrook survivor

Shawnnita Buckner, Board Vice-Chair of the National Sibling Leadership Network & sibling advocate

Lindsay Hyland, special education teacher & sibling activist


Following the panel, join an exclusive breakout room discussion on “Finding Sibling Support” from 5:30-6 PM with Emily Holl, Director of the Sibling Support Project, and Lindsay Hyland!

Languages: English (with Spanish interpretation, English Closed Captioning and Spanish Closed Captioning)

DATE: Sun, 04/11/2021
TIME: 4:00pm-6:00pm

English (Spanish interpretation, English Closed Captioning and Spanish Closed Captioning provided)