John Elder Robison’s “Switched On”

This latest book recounts Robison's participation in an early transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) study that hoped would help people with ASD better read emotions in others.

Sibling Leadership Network hosts 10th annual conference

Two-day event brings together siblings of people with disabilities to learn about new services and support, research initiatives and advocacy efforts.

Home Is Where the House Is

My parents bought this house for Margaret, but we have always understood this house is for us too. The house means we don’t need to plan on Margaret moving in with one of us.

My Sister’s Happy Birthday

I sent Margaret a spa gift basket for her birthday. But even as I entered my credit card number and hit submit, I was full of doubt. Will she even know it came from me? I doubt it.
Courtesy Larry Garvin

The Kids Are Alright

I thought Margaret was angry, but I know now that she was anxious and afraid. And as an adult, I regret that I didn’t see the difference. It might have helped us both.

National Sibling Conference

The conference is intended for siblings of people with disabilities, people with disabilities, parents and family members. Professionals and sibling supporters are also welcome. Conference sessions will cover research on siblings with disabilities, sibling stories, resources and support, and civil rights issues.

Chicago group to host adult sibling conference Nov. 15

Nora Fox Handler, co-founder of Supporting Illinois Brothers and Sisters, will speak at the Nov. 15 conference.

Oregon hosts conference for adults with ASD

Lee Grossman, president and CEO of national Autism Society, gave the keynote address at the Oct. 1 conference.