What is the purpose of the Adult Sibling Leadership Network?
Provide opportunities for adult siblings of persons with developmental disabilities, related disabilities, and brain and/or spinal cord injuries to:
Who is the Sibling Network For?
Complete a membership form or apply on-line on PRO-Parents’ website ( www.proparents.org ) so we can address your interests and needs.
A Developmental disability is a severe, chronic disability of a person which is:
(a) attributable to a mental or physical impairment or a combination of mental and physical impairments;
(b) apparent before the person reaches age 22;
(c) likely to continue indefinitely;
(d) results in substantial functioning limitations in three or more of the areas of major life activities;
(e) requires the need for lifelong individually planned and coordinated services.
A brain and spinal cord injury is:
(a) attributed to a physical impairment, including brain injury, spinal cord injury or both, or a similar disability;
(b) regardless of the age of onset;
(c) not associated with a progressive degenerative illness or dementia, or a neurological disorder related to aging;
(d) results in substantial functioning limitations in two or more major life activities.
A Related Disability is a “severe” chronic condition (cerebral palsy, epilepsy, visual/hearing impairment or other condition, other than mental illness) which results in impairment of intellectual functioning or adaptive behavior and requires treatment or services similar to that required of a person with developmental disabilities.