Deadline is December 17, 2023
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.
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.
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 ?
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 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.
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 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 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 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.
Books for young siblings
Siblings learning about other siblings in a book is a great place to start ! Supporting siblings begins early!
For a List of Books
Fill out your information and we will send you a list of books for young siblings we have compiled!
Sponsorship Opportunities Available.
Contact us at 470-322-5632 for more information.
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
Click here for other BIPOC Adult Sibling Roundtables.
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.