Autism Unity in the Community

Autism Unity in the Community

Autism Unity in the Community

Games, Grooves & Guidance
Social Event

November 17, 2023

967 Dewey St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

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About The Event

Come out and enjoy Bingo, Zumba, and expert panel discussions for parents/caregivers on resources and transition needs. Visit our vendor tables for additional resources and products. Food, gifts, raffles, and much more!!!

**STRICTLY NO DROP-OFFS! Parents/caregivers must be present for the duration of the event**.

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Our social events are designed to serve as epic events for the entire family. While the themes may change from month to month, “Autism Unity in the Community: Games, Grooves & Guidance” will offer:

  • A social game of bingo for autistic people ages 14 and older—facilitated by paid professional volunteers—allowing autistics to socialize without their parents or siblings.
  • An opportunity for siblings to talk about shared experiences while also enjoying a fun Zumba fitness dance class in which siblings interact with each other, creating a celebratory sense of siblings connecting.
  • A panel of experts in the areas of medical, legal, workforce, education, and independent living transitions where parents and caregivers can discuss the resources and transition services they need.

Auturity

Auturity is a nonprofit organization that fills a crucial gap in services for autistic youth and adults as they transition into adulthood.

Special Needs Siblings

Special Needs Siblings (SNS) is a nonprofit organization that empowers the brothers and sisters of young people with disabilities

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Internships

Internships

Welcome to the Special Needs Siblings Internship Program!

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of individuals with special needs and their families?

Do you want to be part of a supportive community that fosters growth and learning?

If so, then our Internship Program at Special Needs Siblings is the perfect opportunity for you!

Who Can Apply:

We welcome applications from individuals who are:

  • Enthusiastic about supporting the special needs community.
  • Eager to learn and contribute to our organization’s growth.
  • Detail-oriented, responsible, and able to work both independently and in a team.
  • Have excellent communication and organizational skills.

Internship Responsibilities:

As an intern at Special Needs Siblings, you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, including:

  • Assisting with organizing and promoting events and workshops.
  • Engaging with the special needs community through social media and other communication channels.
  • Contributing fresh ideas to enhance our programs and outreach efforts.
  • Creating informative content to raise awareness and offer support to siblings.
  • Collaborating with the team on special projects to improve our organization’s impact.

Why Join our Internship Program?

Our Internship Program is designed to offer valuable experiences for passionate individuals who are eager to contribute to our mission. As an intern at Special Needs Siblings, you will:

Make a Real Impact

Your work will directly impact the lives of siblings and families in the special needs community, making a meaningful difference in their lives.

Learn and Grow

Gain hands-on experience and develop essential skills in communication, community outreach, event planning, and more, all under the guidance of our experienced team.

Join a Supportive Community

Become part of a warm and inclusive community of like-minded individuals who share a passion for supporting special needs siblings.

Flexible Opportunities

We offer both on-site and remote internship options to accommodate your schedule and location.

Types of resources that are available for the siblings of disabled people

Types of resources that are available for the siblings of disabled people

Types of resources that are available for the siblings of disabled people ?

Growing up with a disabled sibling can present unique challenges, but there are a variety of resources available to help siblings navigate these challenges and find support. We will explore the different types of resources that are available for siblings of disabled people.

Support Groups

Support groups for siblings of disabled people are a great way to connect with others who are going through similar experiences. These groups provide a safe and supportive space for siblings to share their thoughts and feelings, learn from others, and find support and guidance.

 

Counseling and Therapy

Counseling and therapy can be helpful for siblings of disabled people who are struggling with emotional or mental health challenges related to their sibling’s disability. A therapist can provide a non-judgmental space for siblings to talk about their experiences and develop coping strategies.

Informational Resources

There are a wealth of informational resources available to siblings of disabled people. These resources can help siblings better understand their sibling’s disability, learn about treatment options, and find resources in their community. Examples of informational resources include books, websites, and support groups focused on disability and caregiving.

 

Respite Care

Respite care provides temporary relief to primary caregivers, giving them a chance to recharge and take care of themselves. Siblings of disabled people can benefit from respite care, as it can reduce the burden of caregiving and provide an opportunity for quality time with their parents or other caregivers.

 

Educational Resources

Educational resources can help siblings of disabled people learn about their sibling’s condition, as well as strategies for communication and care. Educational resources can come in many forms, including workshops, conferences, and webinars.

 

Advocacy Organizations

Advocacy organizations can provide support and resources for siblings of disabled people who want to advocate for their sibling’s rights and well-being. These organizations can provide training and resources to help siblings become effective advocates and connect them with others who are working to improve the lives of people with disabilities.

 

In conclusion, there are many resources available to siblings of disabled people, including support groups, counseling, informational resources, respite care, educational resources, and advocacy organizations. These resources can provide much-needed support and guidance to help siblings navigate the challenges of growing up with a disabled sibling. By accessing these resources, siblings of disabled people can feel empowered to care for themselves and their siblings, and build a supportive community around them.

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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