ABOUT CA SIBS
JULIE PAYNE NEWARD
Julie’s younger sister- Natalie Rose, was born typical, but fell into a coma which left her brain damaged. Together, they are the eldest of four siblings spanning 8 years. Natalie’s diagnosis is, “Encephalopathy Unknown Origin”.
JAQUELINE MORENO, VICE PRESIDENT
Jaqueline is the older sister of a very special, strong-willed, inspirational young lady. Her younger sister, Jessica, was diagnosed with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities when she was a toddler.
EUNICE IM, EDUCATION & OUTREACH
Eunice has a younger sister with autism, who is one of her closest friends.
Kalyn’s brother, Jonathan, was diagnosed with a brain tumor at 3, shortly before Kalyn’s birth. As a result of his treatments, Jonathan was left with IDD and physical disabilities; he functioned at a 12 year old level, and was able to hold a part-time job in early adulthood.
Nikki is a special education teacher, adjunct faculty for a private University, and a Program Specialist for preschool/ kindergarten autism programs. She is one of three children, with the youngest sibling being an adult with autism and intellectual disability.
Kaely is the younger sister of an amazing man with Down syndrome. Her experience growing up with him led to a path in psychology, a career in developmental disabilities, and a passion for supporting vulnerable populations.
Mae has three siblings - Cole, Sadie, and Ian, who lives with Down Syndrome. Mae got involved with the Sibling Community after starting the arduous process of obtaining adequate services from the state of New Jersey, where Ian lives with their parents.