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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Bring us to speak to your school, parent-teacher association, religious center, or professional group! If you've got a group of caring adults who want to better support the siblings in their lives--we've got knowledgeable, engaging educators who can help.
Workshops are led by an adult sibling in partnership with a licensed clinical social worker or psychologist, and can be customized for groups of any size. We can also offer more extensive training programs for professional groups by request.
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Help sibs tell THEIR stories! We love guiding siblings of all ages in using art and writing to express themselves. Bring us as special guests to your regularly running Sibshop, or get a new group together for some special sibling time!
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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!
Siblings with a Mission is an international organization dedicated to serving and supporting siblings of individuals with special needs an their families. They offer support to both siblings and sibling supporters through an online story column where siblings and families can exchange stories and share insights with others, a resource center where families can connect with other organizations, and sibling workshops that they host around the country.
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.
Graham's Foundation's mission is to support, comfort, inform, and guide families who experience a premature birth. They collaborate with the healthcare community and parents of preemies to improve the well-being of preterm babies and families.
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.