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“Sibshops” for Siblings of Children with Special Needs – North Bay

Posted on: November 18th, 2013

Sibshops are best described as a recreation based support group for SIBLINGS of children (foster, adopted, step, bio all welcome) with special needs (no restrictions).

Sibshops are lively, pedal-to-the-metal celebrations of the many contributions made by brothers and sisters.  Sibshops acknowledge that being the brother or sister of a person with special needs can be both challenging and rewarding for siblings and so Sibshops offers an opportunity for sharing and connecting with peers who “get it.”  The Sibshop model intersperses information and discussion activities with new games (designed to be unique, off-beat, and appealing to a wide ability range), food and fun.

Sibshops are not therapy, group or otherwise, although their effect may be therapeutic for some children.  Sibshops acknowledge that most brothers and sisters of people with special needs, like their parents, are doing well, despite the challenges of an illness or disability.  Consequently, while Sibshop facilitators always keep an eye open for participants who may need additional services, the Sibshop model takes a wellness approach.

Registration is required, please view flyer below for more information:

Sibshop Flyer and details

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