ABOUT

Sibshops provide support and guidance to siblings of children with special needs. Siblings are encouraged to share the challenges and celebrate the joys with brothers and sisters in similar situations. They reflect a belief that brothers and sisters have much to offer one another—if they are given a chance.

Our Sibshops are lively, action-packed, 4-hour workshops. They are held quarterly on Saturdays from 1 PM to 5 PM. The Sibshop model mixes information with special guests, events, and discussion activities with new games (designed to be unique, off-beat, and appealing to a wide ability range). 

GOALS

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Provide brothers and sisters of children with special needs an opportunity to meet other siblings in a relaxed, recreational setting.

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Provide opportunities to discuss common joys and concerns with other siblings of children with special needs.

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Teach participants how others handle situations commonly experienced by siblings of children with special needs.

Teach participants how others handle situations commonly experienced by siblings of children with special needs.

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Supply siblings with an opportunity to learn more about the implications of their sibling’s special needs.

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Provide parents and other professionals with opportunities to learn more about the concerns and opportunities frequently experienced by brothers and sisters of people with special needs.

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