The Wisconsin Adult Sibling Network Advisory Group was created in 2014 to provide input and guidance about program design and delivery, network models exploration, and pilot testing as the focus on adult siblings of adults with disabilities becomes more statewide.
It is made up of registered WisconSibs and WisconSibs Fans, including:
- Adults who have siblings with developmental disabilities or long-term illnesses.
- Their siblings with developmental disabilities (if interested).
- Career care providers and agencies interested in sibling concerns.
Other responsibilities of the organization include:
- Sharing experiences as adult siblings or career care providers that help form and expand the network.
- Suggest and discuss topics and issues important to adult siblings that will help shape strategic plans for the Network.
- Build awareness among Wisconsin families and professionals about the concerns experienced by sisters and brothers (emotional, financial, service system, relationships, etc.) and identify ways to increase opportunities to attain quality life for themselves, their siblings, and others they care about.
- Help carry out task and objectives to assure the Network’s success.
This Advisory Group typically has one face-to-face meeting each year, and connects via phone conference on online monthly, or as needed.