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 .
Books for young siblings
Siblings learning about other siblings in a book is a great place to start ! Supporting siblings begins early!
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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.
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.
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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.