siblings, friends, cousins, classmates, neighbors

Friends with Wings

Friends with Wings is for siblings, friends of siblings, cousins, friends, classmates, neighbors, nieces/nephews who are 18 and younger. Friends meet to have fun, share stories and learn about Angelman syndrome. Friends receive a t-shirt, participate in contests and learn how to have a voice for their friend with Angelman syndrome.

  • Connect with others your age
  • Learn about Angelman syndrome
  • Learn about ways you can support your sibling/friend
  • Spread awareness about AS

Questions can be directed to Kathryn Ely –

Scroll down to sign up. You’ll receive more information and a welcome packet. 

2023 Meeting Dates

All meetings take place at 7:30pm EST  |  Register to attend

Text the word friends to (833) 456-3193 to receive text reminders and updates. 

January 26

Sib Bash & IAD Plans

*Bring your favorite snack

Guests: Amanda Moore & Lesley McCallister

March 2

How did you celebrate IAD?
Rare Sibling Stories
*Show us your celebration pics

Guests: Jessica Duis, MD/Abby Turnwall

April 13

Latest Research in AS 
*Bring all your research and science questions!

Guest: Genetic Counselor from UNC Chapel Hill


June 1 

Summer Party

*Bring favorite Summer dinner/dessert

Guest: Dr. Wilfreda Lindsey

August 24

Back to School Party

Inclusion in school and differences in what you learn vs. your sibling

Guests: Michelle Harvey Martin, MEd

October 12

Fall Fun 

December 7

Holiday Party

Guests: Your Sibling with AS

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