Wednesday, January 14, 2015

No Sibling Left Behind

This presentation is geared to parents of young siblings and professionals as well.  The overall sibling experience (what it’s like for siblings growing up with a brother/sister with a disability), strategies to support siblings, current trends in sibling research, and the growing sibling movement will be addressed.
Hillary Dunn has an older brother with Angelman Syndrome, and, as a result of this experience, she has devoted her career to assisting individuals with disabilities and their families.  Hillary is a Staff Attorney at the Disability Law Center where she represents individuals with disabilities in matters involving special education, housing and employment discrimination, abuse and neglect, and securing appropriate community supports and services from adult human service agencies.  
Kathleen Amaral resides in Southeastern Massachusetts.  Mom to three, her middle son was born with a rare metabolic disorder (CDG 1R) which resulted in continuous cycle of therapy sessions and specialist visits.  Her passion is for both the individual with needs as well as the family that surrounds them.  She is especially interested in the needs of the sibling. Kathleen provides Family Support  and facilitates sibling support groups at the Nemasket Group in Fairhaven.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
BRSEPAC meeting 6:30 PM
Lecture 7:00 PM

The Bridge Center
470 Pine St. Bridgewater, MA
Lectures are free and everyone is welcome!

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