A First In Families of North Carolina initiative funded by the NC Council on Developmental Disabilities.
Siblings of people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) are often the next generation of support and caregivers as parents’ age. Siblings have unique support needs as they care for their aging parents, their own children, and their siblings with I/DD. In North Carolina there are no organized networks dedicated to adult siblings.
First In Families of North Carolina (FIFNC) has partnered with the National Sibling Leadership Network (SLN) to develop a chapter of the Sibling Leadership Network in North Carolina. Through this collaboration, FIFNC will connect, inform and nurture a group of sibling leaders, and work to implement promising practices in sibling support such as access to adult sibling support groups, peer to peer mentorship, and information, as well as resources and training for future planning and advocacy.
If you are interested in learning more about how you can be a part of this initiative please contact Bryce Coleman at [email protected] or 919-251-8368. Visit http://www.fifnc.org/programs/siblings.html for more information.