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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, […]
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The Urgent Need to Advocate for Brothers/Sisters with Disabilities During COVID-19
Siblings are an integral part of the lives and caregiving of our brothers/sisters with disabilities. We have watched the nation react quickly to the coronavirus pandemic. Congress has passed three bills to help mitigate issues for all citizens; however, as with any legislation that is quickly implemented with little historical precedent, there are gaping holes. The […]
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COVID-19: Being a sibling to a person with a disability Webinar
MSSN Board Member Shruti Tewani, LMHC explores the challenges facing siblings of individuals with disabilities during the COVID-19 epidemic and important considerations and self-care techniques. Follow along with the PowerPoint presentation available here.
MSSN Attends the 42nd Annual Legislative Reception at the State House
This year’s reception at the Massachusetts State House recognized the importance of ending bias and stigma against people with I/DD that are barriers to their employment, independence, and equality, and the ways in which these biases are also reflected in the treatment of their direct support providers. This event was hosted by The Arc of […]
LABBB Podcast Interview with Emily Rubin, MSSN Executive Director
Patric Barbieri of LABBB recently interviewed MSSN Executive Director Emily Rubin about the importance of special needs planning and the integral part that siblings play in the process. Emily shares her research on sibling support groups and her perspective and knowledge on this subject is profound. This is a must-listen for families and siblings. Listen to […]