At present, more than 526,000 adults with disabilities are older than 60 years of age, and that number is expected to triple-- to over 1.5 million -- by 2030. Most of these adults are in some way cared for or supported by their siblings. Although some research exists on sibling relationships in early to middle childhood, much less is known about the nature of adult sibling relationships and the factors that contribute to positive relationships and developmental outcomes in adulthood.
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Robert Hodapp, Ph.D.
Professor of Special Education; Director of Research, UCEDD
Ann P. Kaiser, Ph.D.
Susan Gray Chair in Education and Human Development; Professor of Special Education and Psychology
Elise McMillan, J.D.
Co-Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Director of Community Engagement and Public Policy
Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Paul J. Yoder, Ph.D.
Professor of Special Education, Emeritus
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