Super Sibshops

Super Sibshops

Super Sibshops!

It is time for our super siblings to have the support they deserve in order to live their best life. Often siblings do not realize the power of connecting with other siblings until they experience it.

Offering Sibshops in Southwest Atlanta. Sibshops are lively celebrations of the many contributions made by the brothers and sisters of kids with special needs. They acknowledge that being the brother or sister of a person with special needs is for some a good thing, others a not-so-good thing, and for many somewhere in between. They reflect the belief that brothers and sisters have much to offer one another, if they are given the chance. Sibshops are offered to Sibs 8 to 17 years of age.

 FAQ’s

When a child becomes ill, the entire family is affected. Sibshops provide support and guidance to siblings of children with special medical or developmental needs. Siblings are encouraged to share the challenges and celebrate the joys with brothers and sisters in similar situations.

Sibshops combine information and discussion activities with games, art projects and more. It is also an opportunity for siblings to share the challenges and celebrate the joys with brothers and sisters in similar situations

Sibshops are run by a team of people who have professional and, in some cases, personal understanding of the impact a child’s illness or disability can have on family members. Equally important, they all have great kid skills! Both Sibshops sometimes have “junior facilitators” who are sibs in their later teen years. Jeniece Stewart is the founder of Special Needs Siblings, mother of 7, and coordinates the program.

Sibshops take place 2nd Sunday of the month during the school year, groups have different times based on grade.

Sibshops are held at Prime Theory Wellness, 2312 Benjamin E. Mays Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30311

Kids Vision Board Event

Kids Vision Board Event

Community Collab!

Collaborating with Love Live Play! Creating a vision board to manifest the life that we want and make our dreams come to reality! AGES 4-18 💜 THIS IS A PARENT/ CHILD(REN) EVENT  PLEASE BRING OLD MAGAZINES OR BOOKS. Some will already be provided but limited.
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5th Annual Coco N Cookies

5th Annual Coco N Cookies

Sponsorship Opportunities Available. 

Contact us at 470-322-5632 for more information. 

Special Needs Siblings is back with the 5th Annual Coco N Cookies Toy Giveaway.
Accepting applications now open for families in the metro Atlanta area.
Deadline is December 7, 2022
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Coco -N- Cookies Through the years

Siblings: Josephine & Benjamin

Siblings: Josephine & Benjamin

Our daughter Josephine Tylicki (12) is the best big-little sister to our son Benjamin (15). Josie without complaints patiently waits for her turn because her brother typically needs more help with day to day activities . She loves him. Period. She helps out with our family flow. She never complains or is jealous of the extra attention Ben needs . She understands his nonverbal communication and knows him at a core level. Recently at an IEP team meeting she could explain to the team that Ben is an extreme empath, picking up the emotions easily and adeptly. This was something that resonated w the whole team. She’s a natural advocate. A beautiful soul. She is Someone who has learned what is important in life at a very young age. We are so proud of the person she is and we appreciate her so much .

A Discussion on the Roles of the Siblings of a Special Needs Child

A Discussion on the Roles of the Siblings of a Special Needs Child

Written by Rizwana Eathally-Jmari, in 2021, this is an article that digs deep into the psychological interactions between family units that contain one or more special needs children. From the innate urge to be a sibling’s caretaker to the denial and guilt that can come from refusing to help care for a special needs sibling, the toll that this role takes is very real.

In this research review, multiple well-renown sources are used to develop and describe a plan of action in families with special needs kids: create and maintain open lines of communication not only with the siblings of the special needs child but also with the special needs child as well. Lack of communication and information tends to lead to feelings of insecurity and helplessness within the family unit.

Furthermore, it is suggested that proper expectations are set within the family unit; there is no reason for young siblings to assume the role of caretaker for the special needs child when neurotypical adults or parents are present to assume this role. Maintaining open lines of communication with siblings around this topic are important to the siblings’ normal childhood development.

For further information and guidance on this topic, please feel free to download the article by Rizwana Eathally-Jmari below.

>> Open Communication and Special Needs Siblings <<