Community Talk Series: Navigating Tailored Plans for Sibling Partners
With founder of AKALAKA, Victoria Njej, PhD.
Join this conversation with AKALAKA about the role sibling care partners take in adulthood with I/DD, the services in North Carolina that may be available to maintain long-term care at home and in community, and the support and resources available to help adults with I/DD and sibling care partners navigate life with disability and care.
During the presentation attendees will learn:
- To better understand the unique challenges adult sibling care partners may experience navigating I/DD services.
- To better understand the services available in North Carolina Tailored Plans.
- To better understand support and resources available to help adult sibling care partners navigate North Carolina Tailored Plan I/DD services.
AKALAKA believes in providing the best support and resources to those who need and give the greatest care. AKALAKA’s mission is to enable greater access to home & community-based services for those who have historically had inequitable access, starting with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their sibling care partners, by building a network for more of us to feel less lost or alone on the lifelong journey of disability and care. Dr. Victoria Chibuogu Nneji, who has been a sibling care partner herself for 20+ years as well as an engineer, entrepreneur, and educator for 15+ years, founded AKALAKA with a commitment to inclusive innovation.