Brothers & Sisters: Addressing Needs of Siblings of People with Disabilities
Brothers and Sisters: Too Important to Ignore: Addressing the Needs of Siblings of People with Disabilities will feature Don Meyer,the Director of the Sibling Support Project, an international effort dedicated to the millions of siblings of people with special needs. This program is designed specifically for professionals: therapists and other mental health workers, health care providers, educators, clergy and others whose work includes services for siblings of people with special needs. It will complement our 5th Annual Luncheon the same day.
As the Sibling Support Project's Director, Don has conducted hundreds of workshops in all 50 states as well as Canada, Guatemala, Ireland, Italy, Iceland, Turkey, England, New Zealand, and Japan. He was a founder of the SEFAM (Supporting Extended Family Members) program at the University of WA, which pioneered services for fathers, siblings, and grandparents of children with special needs. SibKids, SibTeen, and SibNet--the Yahoo and Facebook groups Don created for young, teen, and adult siblings--connect thousands of brothers and sisters with their peers every day.
Don is the senior author or editor of 6 books (available for sale at the event) and many articles. Like all the speakers at our Annual Luncheon Events, he has personally lived with the challenges about which he speaks. He brings both extensive professional experience and a personal perspective from which every professional can learn and be inspired. Time will be set aside for questions and answers.
Coffee will be provided. On site free parking.
The Next Key Center (View)
1385 Hamilton Parkway
Novato, CA 94949
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