Siblings of Children with Special Need

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Sibshops provide an opportunity for children, ages 6-12, who have a brother or sister with a disability or chronic health concern to come together and share experiences, make new friends, learn and have fun.Photo of Group of Sibshop Attendees
 
Currently Sibshops are offered in Sioux Falls four times during the school year.  Sibshops usually are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

Next Sibshops:

June 8, 2014
Register at: www.surveymonkey.com/s/XDBWKTP
Aberdeen, Ramkota Motel, (with Dare to Dream Conference)

To save time when dropping the youth off, print and fill out this form ahead of time!

If you like to work with children and are looking for a FUN  volunteering opportunity, click below:
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Sibshops is part of the Sibling Support Project, a national project dedicated to the concerns of brothers and sisters of people with special health, developmental and mental health concerns, www.siblingsupport.org


An ABC News 20/20 segment about Sibshops features a sibling of a young man with autism who attends them.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxVtJs-ZtW8.


Sibshops is a partnerships with Here4Youth and Children's Care Hospital and School and South Dakota Parent Connection.

Other Resources for Siblings

Scoop Essentials: Inside the World of Siblings 
They'll be around longer than any parent, teacher or therapist, but what does it mean to be a sibling of someone with a developmental disability? In this installment of Scoop Essentials, Don Meyer, director of Sibling Support Project, tackles this issue and more.  www.disabilityscoop.com/2009/04/21/inside-the-world-of-siblings/2940/

A video from Sanford University of South Dakota Center for Disabilities about sibling issues when having a sibling with a disability. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ve-yGz5KzYs

Support Groups for Siblings of Children with Special Needs


SibTeen
- Just for teenage brothers and sisters, available as Yahoogroup and    Facebook group. 
Click Here


Sibkids- A Yahoogroup just for young siblings.  SIbkids has volunteer adult sibling and parent "camp counselors" who help make Sibkids a safe place to hang out.  Click Here