Sibshops acknowledge that being the brother or sister of a person with special needs is for some a good thing, for others a not-so-good thing, and for many somewhere in between. They reflect a belief that brothers and sisters have much to offer one another. The Sibshop model intersperses information and discussion activities with recreation and games (designed to be unique, off-beat, and appealing).
Sibshops are not therapy, although the effect may be therapeutic for some children. While Sibshop facilitators always keep an eye open for participants who may need additional services, the Sibshop model takes a wellness approach.Who:
Our Sibshops are open to any sibling, ages 7-12, of a child with a special need. (Siblings older than age 12 are encouraged to contact us and volunteer with our Sibshops.)When:
We meet every other month from 10am to noon.
On Saturday, September 23rd, 2017, siblings of children with disabilities will have the chance to have a day that’s all about them. The Virginia Institute of Autism is teaming up with Charlottesville Parks & Recreation to host a one-day Sibling Support Program. Our goal is to provide siblings with opportunities for peer support within a lively, recreational context that emphasizes a kids’-eye-view. We’ll intersperse information and discussion activities with new games (designed to be unique, off-beat, and appealing to a wide ability range), and special guest panel. Lunch provided.
Who: Siblings (ages 8-14) of children with disabilities
Where: Carver Recreation Center
When: Saturday September 23, 2017 9am-1pm
Register: Contact Sarah Blech firstname.lastname@example.org 434-970-3264