Jessica Leving Siegel
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Jessica is the founder of The Center for Siblings of People with
Disabilities and author of an autobiographical picture book, Billy's
Sister, Life when your sibling has a disability.
After sharing her
story about growing up with a brother with autism, Jessica realized the need for
sibling support - especially for young children. The center focuses on providing
resources and education to siblings, parents and community groups, providing
young siblings with the tools needed to process their emotions and develop
coping skills. Professionally, Jessica launched Sing Creative Consulting to offer creative
services to nonprofits, small businesses and individuals with various non-profit
organizations to help them better tell their stories and achieve their
Jessica lives in Wilmette with her husband, two cats and one crazy
She, Her, Hers
ON THE SIDE:
President/Founder of The Center for Siblings of People
DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 10 WORDS OR LESS:
Mission-driven storyteller seeks to change the world with
A JEW WHO INSPIRES YOU:
Linda Haase! Thank you
for being such an amazing friend and mentor.
HOW YOU JEW IN CHICAGO:
My professional roots are in Jewish nonprofit work, and I continue to feel
closely connected to many of the orgs I've worked with--including JUF, BBYO,
Spertus, and the Walder Foundation. I also attend holiday services at Mishkan,
and my husband and I enjoy gathering with friends and family for Shabbat