Sibling Tree and the DD Council are inviting teen and adult siblings of individuals with IDD, as well as self-advocates, an opportunity to become a leader in their community.
During our Allies in Leadership, Policy Making, and Systems Change training, we will have national speakers to go over many topics, such as:
- Disability History, Federal Policy, and National Goals
- Promising Practices in Services and Supports in the United States
- Navigating Service Delivery Systems, Service Coordination, and Resources
- Sibling Issues and Concerns
- Legislative Process
- Leadership and Advocacy
All participants will complete a leadership project which can be changing a policy, starting a needed program or improving a current resource. We will provide opportunities to learn about these different possibilities and the resources needed.
This leadership training is being offered because the sibling relationship is the longest relationship in a person's life, which means that they often become the caregivers or partners in navigation when it comes to their brother or sister with IDD. We want to give siblings the chance to learn about the resources available, give them connections to receive the best services needed, and to give them the support to be able to navigate the disability world once they take on that role.
The training dates for our Friday afternoon webinars from 5-9 PM are May 5th, June 2nd, June 30th and July 28th. You are able to do these from the comfort of your own home. Then we will have an in person Saturday training from 8:30 AM - 4 PM at Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Association on May 6th, June 3rd, July 1st, and July 28th.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (720) 840-3001. We are able to provide respite, travel accommodations, translator and assistive technology.