The Shriver Center’s own Emily Rubin took to the airwaves on Sept 28, 2019 as a guest on the “Fundacion Cambiando el Mundo de personas con Discapacidad” radio show (CEMDPCD Foundation)
Translated from Spanish as “Changing the World of People with Disabilities”, Rubin’s appearance on the CEMDPCD radio program occurred in her capacity as Executive Director of the Massachusetts Sibling Support Network (MSSN). The MSSN is not directly affiliated with the Shriver Center.
However, Rubin’s role in both organizations continues her longstanding professional interest in providing meaningful, tangible support to the siblings of individuals with physical, intellectual, psychiatric and/ or developmental disabilities.
According to its website (available in both English and Spanish) the CEMPCED Foundation uses a variety of fundraising efforts and outreach possibilities to ensure individuals with disabilities have the brightest future possible.
The type of support provided through Rubin’s work is particularly important because individuals with disabilities may require more extensive, regular support or care during their lives, and experience more immediate needs than their typically developing siblings. As a result, it can sometimes be difficult for siblings of those with disabilities to be truly understood and valued as individuals themselves.
These feelings can be particularly prevalent in Latino and other minority communities where access to resources may not always be readily available.
To learn more about the CEMDPCD foundation, visit their website
To listen to Emily’s interview, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/y6mkfolc and skip ahead to the 1:25:59 mark. (Interview link has been shortened for space reasons)