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Services for Sibling Support

We strive to support all members of the family in order to maximize the impact on siblings. We provide sibling support to individuals and families as well as disability-oriented organizations. Sibling support comes in different forms, including sibling support groups, individual mentorship, parent education, and professional development for staff. Family members and organizations alike reach out to us for information, referral and guidance.

Individuals and families seeking sibling support can contact Emily Rubin, LCSW and Director of Sibling Support at emily.rubin@umassmed.edu. Emily Rubin also serves as the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Sibling Support Network (MSSN), a nonprofit organization that provides information and referral for siblings and other family members. Additionally, the MSSN provides technical assistance to agencies interested in developing sibling support services. For information, visit www.masiblingsupport.org.

Organizations interested in obtaining sibling support services through the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health should contact emily.rubin@umassmed.edu. Organizations can also access sibling support programming through the Massachusetts Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Technical Assistance Marketplace (MA DSRIP TA Marketplace), a one-stop shop for MassHealth Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Community Partners (CPs), and Community Service Agencies (CSAs): https://www.ma-dsrip-ta.com/vendor/autism-insurance-resource-center/.