Sib Shop

Sibshops provide an opportunity for brothers and sisters of children with health and developmental concerns to make friends in a fun, uplifting setting. Children are invited to participate in activities that encourage peer support, problem solving and self-esteem building through energetic, creative games.

Sibshops are not therapy, but children who attend a Sibshop usually leave feeling great!  Sibshops are an exciting program just for brothers and sisters of children with special needs (no siblings, no parents).

At the Sibshop, brothers and sisters will:
Meet other brothers and sisters of children with special needs
Talk about their brothers/sisters with others who know what it's like to have a sibling with a disability
Learn more about disabilities and the services people with special needs receive
Make new friends
Have fun

Sibshops are a lively mixture of games, discussion and activities. Participants should dress comfortably and be ready for action. They will eat the sack lunch they bring, decorate and eat dessert provided by Up with Down, play games, make a craft, meet Aunt Blabby and hear from a special speaker. 

Children ages four and up are invited to attend this action-packed three-hour workshop that celebrates the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of children with Down syndrome.

 

 

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