Siblings: Christina + Gianna

Siblings: Christina + Gianna

My sister is my Irish twin (13 months younger than me). I have an older brother who is also my Irish twin (13 months older than me). My sister, Gianna, has intellectual disability, epilepsy and diabetes. I loved our relationship growing up because despite her difficulties communicating and engaging with others, she enjoyed many of the same things I did such as getting her nails and hair done. My friends would always say my sister looks “fresh”, which she is! Thanks to my parents, she also had the same opportunities we did to join in dance, soccer and other recreational sports! I’m so lucky she’s my sister because it’s truly humbled me and changed my life forever.

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Special Needs Siblings - sisters Christina + Gianna
Special Needs Siblings - sisters Christina + Gianna
The SLN Equity and Inclusion Scholarship Fund – Apply Today!

The SLN Equity and Inclusion Scholarship Fund – Apply Today!

May 7th is the Deadline for The SLN Equity and Inclusion Scholarship Fund!

The SLN Equity and Inclusion Scholarship Fund was launched in April of 2021 to remove financial barriers for siblings from all walks of life to attend our national conference. Through the generosity of donors to the SLN Scholarship Fund, scholarships will be provided for attendance to the Sibling Leadership Network Conference on June 18 and 19, 2021 as well as the post-conference workshops.

These scholarships will cover the cost of conference registration. Please note that we have a limited number of scholarships available. We ask that you apply for this scholarship if you are committed to attending the Conference.

  • Deadline to Apply: May 7th, 2021 by 11:59pm
  • Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by May 21st. Scholarship awardees will receive a promo code to use to register for the conference sessions at no charge.

Complete applications online by May 7th here:

https://forms.gle/6XFEWrKSVy8sXFrS6

BIPOC Adult Sibling Roundtable

BIPOC Adult Sibling Roundtable

On November 18th, a BIPOC Adult  Sibling Roundtable is hosted by The Sibling Support ProjectSpecial Needs Siblings, and the Sibling Leadership Network. We are thankful for this wonderful experience that was moderated by Jeniece Dortch, Founder and Executive Director of Special Needs Siblings, and each of our panelists for sharing their experiences, insights and stories. 

On November 18th, a BIPOC Adult  Sibling Roundtable is hosted by The Sibling Support ProjectSpecial Needs Siblings, and the Sibling Leadership Network. We are thankful for this wonderful experience that was moderated by Jeniece Dortch, Founder and Executive Director of Special Needs Siblings, and each of our panelists for sharing their experiences, insights and stories.