Sibshops are a celebration of the many contributions made by brothers and sisters.
What are Sibshops?
Sibshops offer brothers and sisters of children with special needs the opportunity to meet other siblings of people with special needs, share common joys and concerns, and learn about the implications of their siblings’ disability-all in a lively, recreational environment. 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. Sibshops are a lively mixture of new games, discussion and activities. Participants should dress comfortably and be ready for action!
At Sibshop, brothers and sisters will:
• Meet other brothers and sisters of children with special needs
• Have fun
• Talk about their brothers and sisters with others who really know what it’s like to have a sibling with a disability.
• Make new friends
• Learn more about disabilities and the services that people with disabilities receive
• Have some more FUN!!
• Engage in several arts and crafts activities to allow for some time to express themselves
When and where are Sibshops?
Sibshops occur the first Friday of each month starting October 2022 and ending in June 2023 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Each session will be held at the Woodfords Training & Resource Center (red & gray building) located at 15 Saunders Way, Westbrook, ME 04092.
Group is available for ages: 7-13 years old
Joan Mansfield, M.Ed.
Children’s Case Manager