Siblings Night

Siblings Night

March 13, 2022

Special Needs Siblings presents
Siblings Night @
State Farm Arena w/ Atlanta Hawks

Don’t miss an exclusive Special Needs Siblings fundraiser while your Atlanta Hawks take on the Indiana Pacers! Each ticket purchased includes a $10 concessions credit, $5 donation to Special Needs Siblings, and a pre-game panel hosted by Special Needs Siblings!

 

This event is dedicated to raising awareness and support for the siblings of disabled individuals in the metro Atlanta area!!

This is night will be filled with family fun.

Emily Holl

Emily Holl

Emily Holl, Director of the Sibling Support Project

Emily is an integral part of the BIPOC Adult Sibling Roundtable. Emily and Jeniece connected during a SibShop facilitator training. One uncomfortable conversation regarding Jeniece’s experiences with Sibshops and race brought about the desire to do more. Her willingness to listen, heart to learn and passion for change helped to make BIPOC Adult Sibling Roundtables possible. She introduced Jeniece to the amazing Lisa Matthews. These three women aligned energy to bring this powerful vision to life. She served as a host on the first BIPOC Adult Sibling Roundtable, November 18, 2020. She has continued to work behind the scenes to ensure successful roundtables. Learn and connect with her below!

Emily Holl is the Director of The Sibling Support Project at Kindering, the first national program dedicated to the life-long and ever-changing concerns of millions of brothers and sisters of people with special developmental and health concerns. Emily is a social worker, author, and trainer who has provided workshops and groups for siblings and families, presented extensively on sibling issues, and has conducted and published sibling research.

A sibling, and board member of the national Sibling Leadership Network, Emily has written about her experiences in blogs, magazines and books such as “Thicker than Water.” She was a co-editor of “The Sibling Survival Guide: Indispensable Information for Adult Brothers and Sisters of People with Disabilities,” published by Woodbine House in 2014. Emily earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts, a Master of Fine Arts from Columbia University, and a Master of Social Work from Hunter College at the City University of New York.

CONNECT WITH HER

Website www.siblingsupport.org.

Click here for other BIPOC Adult Sibling Roundtables.

The BIPOC Adult Sibling Roundtables are a bi-monthly event co-hosted by the Sibling Support Project, Special Needs Siblings and Sibling Leadership Network.

November 18 launched the first of a series of sibling discussions dedicated to expanding the inclusion and diversity of the sibling support community. The series highlights the experiences, insights, perspectives and stories of Black, Indigenous, and Other People of Color who have brothers and sisters with disabilities.

BIPOC Mental Health Roundtable

BIPOC Mental Health Roundtable

BIPOC Mental Health Roundtable

Special Needs Siblings is excited to join forces with Pantherum Marketing and The Prime Theory Company to introduce the BIPOC Mental Health Roundtable Series.
An estimated 26% of Americans ages 18 and older — about 1 in 4 adults — suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year. We know that these numbers have steadily increased during the pandemic. Additionally, the BIPOC community is disproportionately receiving less medical assistance to combat these life threatening issues.⁣
We will host a panel of professionals, advocates and individuals with a wealth of experience in Mental Health that will include a live Q&A open to the public to provide resources and much more!⁣
October 28, 2021 at 7pm!
Register now on Eventbrite! 
Lisa Matthews

Lisa Matthews

Lisa Matthews. D.C. Chapter Representative, Sibling Leadership Network (Washington, D.C.)

Lisa is a powerful part of the BIPOC Adult Sibling Roundtable. Her along with Emily Holl and Jeniece Stewart aligned energy to bring this powerful vision to life. She served as a panelist on the first BIPOC Adult Sibling Roundtable, November 18, 2020. But she didn’t stop there! She has served as both, host, moderator and Q+A on subsequent roundtables. We could not be more grateful for her time, insight and transparency during these important discussions. Learn and connect with her below!

Lisa Matthews currently serves as a board member of the Sibling Leadership Network (SLN) and is the SLN DC Chapter Representative.  She is the former Chair of the DC Developmental Disabilities Council (DDC Council) and member of the State Plan and Implementation Committee for the DDC Council.  Prior to joining the DDC Council, she was a graduate of the DC Advocacy Partners Program (DCAP) where she was able to develop skills in advocacy and policymaking.  Lisa is compassionate about navigating the disability system to understand her role as a sibling to support her brother Mike because she anticipates she will be his caregiver in the future.  Her goal is to empower, educate and elevate others to identify and solve problems that will bring perspective and positive change in their lives.

Lisa has shared her personal experiences with others to help educate families and bring awareness to community stakeholders.  She has provided written testimony, helped to produce a newsletter focused on issues related to autism, assisted with the launch of a recreational program for individuals with a disability, and co-lead a job readiness program in her community. Lisa also serve on boards focused on issues of homelessness, empowering women and their children in transition, and support for at-risk youth.  

Lisa currently lives in Washington, DC and works as the Chief Grants Officer for a non-profit organization.  She enjoys writing poetry and is a contributing author of two books and is listed Who’s Who in America.

CONNECT WITH HER

Email: lmatthews522@yahoo.com

Click here out other BIPOC Adult Sibling Roundtables.

The BIPOC Adult Sibling Roundtables are a bi-monthly event co-hosted by the Sibling Support Project, Special Needs Siblings and Sibling Leadership Network.

November 18 launched the first of a series of sibling discussions dedicated to expanding the inclusion and diversity of the sibling support community. The series highlights the experiences, insights, perspectives and stories of Black, Indigenous, and Other People of Color who have brothers and sisters with disabilities.