Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities Introduces the Texas Sibling Network



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Introducing the Texas Sibling Network

The Texas Sibling Network (TSN) is a peer-run community for adult siblings of people with disabilities. TSN provides support and resources, as well as opportunities for siblings to learn advocacy and leadership skills. TSN is the state chapter of the national Sibling Leadership Network and is housed at the Texas Center for Disability Studies (TCDS); local chapters have opened in Austin, Houston, the Permian Basin, Lubbock, and DFW with plans to expand and create multiple chapters throughout Texas. Anyone interested in opening a chapter in their city should contact Colleen Williams for more information. TSN provides an excellent opportunity to get involved and help support siblings in leading an inclusive, self-determined life. 

Resources Available 
TSN has a number of educational resources available on their Facebook, including videos on supported decision making and the Texas Technology Access Program. The Austin-area chapter hosts Sibshops, which are designed for siblings aged 8-12. The last Sibshop of the year will be held on December 8th from 2-5pm, and sign-ups are now open.  

Upcoming Events In Texas 

November 1-3 | Austin | Pandora Life Outside the Box 
November 7 | Austin | Executive Functioning Skills: Self Determination and Organization 
November 7 | Seguin | RJ Mitte: Actor & Inclusion Activist
November 8 | Palestine | East Texas Transition Conference 
November 9 | Alvin | Thinking Ahead Resource Fair and Conference 
November 16 | Arlington | Improving Health and Wellness for Individuals with IDD
November 20 | Austin | Disability Community Night @ The Thinkery 


Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities