Siblings of Children with Special Need
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Sibshops are a FREE program designed specifically for brothers and sisters (ages 6 to 12) of children with special needs or disabilities.  Sibshops are a time to meet other brothers and sisters of children with special needs, build friendships, have fun, do recreational activities, and share feelings with others who really know what it is like to have a sibling with a disability.
Photo of Group of Sibshop Attendees
Upcoming Sibshops

Saturday, November 8th, 2014
at Here4YOUth
1721 W 51st St, Sioux Falls
Please click here to register

Saturday, January 17th, 2015
at Here4YOUth
1721 W 51st St, Sioux Falls

Please click here to register

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

at LifeScape's 26th St. location
(formerly Children’s Care Hospital and School)

2501 W 26th St, Sioux Falls
SWIMMING- Please bring/wear your swimsuit and towel
Please click here to register

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

at Ramkota Hotel
3200 W Maple Street, Sioux Falls

In conjunction with Partners and Policy Making graduation
Please click here to register

Sibshops is a partnerships with Here4Youth, LifeScape (formerly Children's Care Hospital and School), and South Dakota Parent Connection.

-- 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 Get Involved

Information About Sibshops
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.


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 for more information

Sibkids- A Yahoo group 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 for more information.