|Friday May 1, 2020 and Saturday May 2, 2020 |
What are Sibshops?
Sibshops are celebrations of the many contributions made by siblings of kids with special needs. Sibshops acknowledge that being the sibling of a person with special needs is for some a good thing, others a not-so-good thing, and for many, somewhere in between. They reflect a belief that siblings have much to offer one another – if they are given a chance. Sibshops are a spirited mix of new games, new friends and discussion activities.
Who Should Attend?
• Facilitator Training – Anyone interested in sibling issues, who would like to learn how to run a Sibshop of their own. Attendees interested in becoming a facilitator would attend both days of the Sibshop training (Friday, May 1 & Saturday, May 2).
• Introduction to Sibshops – Parents, caregivers, service providers, educators, community partners, LHD staff. Attendees who would like to know more about Sibshops and sibling issues, but not interested in how to run a Sibshop would attend this training, just day one (Friday, May 1).
• Adult Sibling Panel – We are searching for 4-7 adults who have a sibling with special needs to participate on a sibling panel held on day one (Friday, May 1).
• Demonstration Sibshop – We are searching for 20 typically developing siblings (ages 8-to-13) of children with special needs to join us on day two (Saturday, May 2).
Day 1: Participants will learn about many characteristics of brothers and sisters of people with special needs, including their unique concerns and opportunities.
Day 2: Sibshop facilitator trainees will undergo a Demonstration Sibshop for local young brothers and sisters.
For additional details and registration, please click on the link below or contact the Family Center at 800-359-3722.