Billy's Sister (previously published as Special Siblings)
Growing up with a sibling who has a disability can be hard. But it can also be... awesome! Based on the author's real-life experiences, this unique and touching children's book explores how siblings of kids with disabilities are special, too. Created to help siblings ages 3+ process their feelings and to spark open, honest conversations between siblings and parents.
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Now, you, too, can write and illustrate your own sibling story in this special activity book designed as a companion to Billy's Sister!
Created with the support of a licensed clinical psychologist to help children aged 3 and up process feelings and express themselves—and to spark meaningful conversations that you’ll keep coming back to as a family.
Are you a teacher or program leader? Need this in a printable PDF format to share with your school or group? Download printable version now!
The Special Siblings Podcast focuses exclusively on siblings of kids with disabilities—a too-often overlooked population—and the unique issues they face.
Hear from psychologists, researchers, and sibs of all ages on how to best support the sib in your life. For parents, healthcare providers, and sibs themselves.
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Looking for a local group of adult sibs? Want to learn more about how to advocate for or with your brother or sister? The Sibling Leadership Network has chapters throughout the U.S. dedicated to providing siblings of individuals with disabilities the information, support and tools to advocate with their brothers and sisters and to promote the issues important to them and their entire families.
Special shout-out to our local Illinois chapter, SIBS: Supporting Illinois Brothers and Sisters!
Best known for SibShops, their signature peer groups for siblings of kids with disabilities, The Sibling Support Project was the first national program dedicated to the life-long and ever-changing concerns of millions of brothers and sisters of people with special health, developmental, and mental health concerns. They also run Facebook groups for siblings of all ages to connect. Don't miss our podcast interview with founder Don Meyer about helping sibs find their tribe!
The Sibling Transformation Project is a cohort-based leadership program that supports the development and transformation of adult siblings through coaching and relationships with peers.
Because of You, Sib is a hub for mindful-based insights and guidance for adult sibs. Inspired by her brother Matt, Julie Weber created a dedicated virtual life coaching program serving sibs. Her purpose is to help adult siblings acquire the information they need to know as a “sib” but also help them live the grandest, boldest visions of their lives.
BetterHelp is an online counseling platform that provides video, phone, and text-based support from a licensed therapist. As huge advocates of mental health care for all--and especially for siblings, who tend to have higher rates of anxiety, depression, and eating disorders--we at The Center for Siblings are proud to offer two weeks free for new users.