Meeting the Needs of Siblings of Children with Disabilities

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Allowed Ages: Over 18 and up

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The experience of growing up with a sibling who has a disability is characterized by unique joys and challenges. It is important to ensure that these unique needs of siblings are met. Through this workshop, participants will learn:

  • Common characteristics of the sibling relationship when one sibling has a disability
  • Unique strengths, joys, and challenges experienced by children who have a sibling with a disability
  • How to talk to siblings about disability
  • Strategies to ensure that the needs of siblings are being met

Dr. Julie Wolf is a licensed clinical psychologist and Associate Professor of Clinical Child Psychology at the Yale Child Study Center. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Connecticut in 2005. She continued her specialty training in autism through an internship at the University of Chicago Hospitals and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center. Presently, she is the Associate Director of the Developmental Disabilities Clinic at the Yale Child Study Center and also provides clinical characterization for a number of federally and privately funded research projects. Additional clinical and research interests include psychological assessment, social development, meeting the needs of autistic adults, and supporting siblings of individuals on the spectrum.

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This program is hosted in partnership with New Canaan CARES, and registration information will be shared with CARES. New Canaan CARES is an independent, non-profit community organization whose purpose is to advance the health and well-being of youth and families. This program is in partnership with New Canaan CARES and New Canaan Library.

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