MSSN Blog

Massachusetts General Hospital Supporting the Disability Community During COVID-19
By Sarah Davidson COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted people living with disabilities and their families. Many families and siblings with brothers/sisters with disabilities have had to adapt to a completely new health care system. While the health care system is focused on COVID-19 right now, many brothers/sisters with disabilities continue to need routine care from the […]
How Does COVID-19 Affect Siblings and Families?
By Sarah Davidson During the pandemic, siblings and families have had to face completely new challenges and experiences while also worrying about the health and well-being of their brothers/sisters in these uncertain times. Families with brothers/sisters with disabilities have had to adapt to their new normal and the challenges of social distancing. Due to COVID-19, […]
The Sibling Voice
By Cynthia Haddad, CFP® It’s important to remember that there is no right or wrong role for a sibling to play within a family and that it often changes over time. From an early age, siblings need the chance to voice their own ideas about the roles they want within the family, whether they want […]
How Does Disability Affect Siblings?
No Sibling Left Behind, one of the MSSN’s signature presentations, covers a wide range of useful and practical information that pertains to siblings of individuals with disabilities. The presentation addresses what it’s like for siblings to grow up with a brother/sister with disabilities, strategies to support siblings, and diverse research findings on sibs.
MSSN’s National Sibling Month 2nd Annual Photo Contest
Although in-person National Sibling Month activities were difficult in 2020, the MSSN spread joy and fun on social media with our 2nd Annual Photo Contest campaign. Throughout April, we showcased photos of siblings and their brother/sister with a disability on social media. Our Board of Directors voted for 3 winners in the following categories: Funniest, […]