Supporting Siblings to Help Navigate Life Transitions

Learn from industry experts on the "why" and "how" of engaging and supporting siblings with the tools they need for future life transitions.

A young woman with I/DD is hugged by her older sister.
  • Series Info
  • Part 1: Engaging Siblings for Smooth Transitions
  • Part 2: Harnessing Staff Insights
  • Part 3: Sibling-Focused Support Services

Three-Part Series: Empowering Siblings & I/DD Providers to Navigate Life Transitions

Register Yourself for the Series     Register Others

This webinar series focuses on supporting and engaging siblings of people with I/DD.

Across three sessions, we’ll explore essential topics aimed at enhancing accessibility, collaboration, and support within the I/DD services landscape.

  • July 10, 1-2 pm EDT: Cultivating Strategic Relationships: Engaging Siblings for Smooth Transitions
  • August 7, 1-2 pm EDT: Leveraging Lived Experience: Harnessing Staff Insights to Support Siblings as Future Primary Caregivers
  • August 21, 1-2 pm EDT: A Comprehensive Guide to Exploring Sibling-Focused Support Services

You’ll save by registering for all three sessions! Can’t attend all three? Don’t sweat it! On-demand recordings of each session are included with your registration.

Series Registration

  • ANCOR members: $150
  • Non-members: $375

Cultivating Strategic Relationships: Engaging Siblings for Smooth Transitions

Register Yourself for the Session     Register Others

Wednesday, July 10, 1-2 pm EDT

Fostering strong, enduring relationships is critical for ensuring the well-being of the people you support. This webinar is tailored for I/DD service providers seeking to enhance their approach to long-term care by strategically involving siblings who are poised to become future primary caregivers.

For many people with I/DD, siblings often play a pivotal role in their lives, especially as they navigate transitions in care. Whether you’re a service provider, a caregiver, a future caregiver or a sibling, this webinar offers practical insights and actionable strategies for fostering collaborative relationships.

By attending this session, you will:

  • Explore the unique dynamics and potential impact of sibling relationships on the well-being of people with I/DD
  • Learn how to navigate the complexities of transitioning from current caregivers to siblings, ensuring a smooth and well-supported process
  • Discover practical approaches for cultivating collaborative partnerships between service providers, current primary caregivers, and siblings
  • Gain tips for equipping siblings with the knowledge, resources, and support they need to assume a future primary care role

A recording of this session is included with your registration.

Presenters:

  • Brandi Foreman, VP of Compliance & Regulatory Affairs, INARF
  • Harriet Redman, Director of Special Projects, WisconSibs, Inc.
  • Emma Shouse Garton, Director of Public Policy, Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities
  • Shea Tanis, Principal Investigator, State of the States in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities
  • Gabrielle Sedor, Chief Operations Officer & Foundation Director, ANCOR (moderator)

Single Session Registration:

  • ANCOR members: $59
  • Non-members: $139

Leveraging Lived Experience: Harnessing Staff Insights to Support Siblings as Future Primary Caregivers

Register Yourself for the Session     Register Others

Wednesday, August 7, 1-2 pm EDT

The expertise and insights of frontline staff are often invaluable but underutilized resources. Many I/DD service providers employ individuals who themselves are siblings of individuals with I/DD. These staff members possess a wealth of firsthand knowledge and understanding of the challenges, needs, and dynamics involved in caring for a sibling with I/DD.

Recognizing this untapped potential, this webinar will show you how to maximize the potential of your staff’s lived experiences to better support siblings who are poised to become future primary caregivers.

A recording of this session is included with your registration.

Single Session Registration:

  • ANCOR members: $59
  • Non-members: $139

A Comprehensive Guide to Exploring Sibling-Focused Support Services

Register Yourself for the Session     Register Others

Wednesday, August 21, 1-2 pm EDT

Siblings often play a pivotal role in navigating complex transitions in the lives of their brothers or sisters who have I/DD.

And yet, siblings of individuals with I/DD face unique challenges and responsibilities in accessing appropriate support services.

This session will showcase a diverse array of support services tailored specifically for siblings, empowering service providers with the knowledge and resources to effectively support both themselves and the people they serve.

A recording of this session is included with your registration.

Single Session Registration:

  • ANCOR members: $59
  • Non-members: $139