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A Conversation with Siblings in Washington State

Conversation with Siblings - Washington State CoP team | National Community of Practice for Supporting Families of Individuals with I/DDThe Washington state CoP team hosted a Conversation with Siblings as part of an effort by Community of Practice to improve the state’s support of individuals across the lifespan. This included looking at the role of adult siblings in providing support as parents age and/or become unable to provide that for the individual with a disability. One thing all participants had in common was passion and commitment for ensuring the best quality of life for their siblings, while many of them were in very different roles in their siblings lives. There were various presentations and discussion groups, all around the vital role that siblings play in individuals lives. View the details of the event at https://www.informingfamilies.org/Page.aspx?cid=865

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Rachel is the Media & Design Specialist on the Family to Family team at the UMKC-Institute for Human Development, UCEDD. She completed her Master's in Public Administration with an emphasis in nonprofit management at UMKC. She is proud to say she is a second generation AmeriCorps member! Her passion is where social justice and technology meet. Her specialty is making projects, programs, and organizations look good.

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