Sibshops for Siblings of Children with Special Health and Developmental Needs
Seattle Children's Sibshops are lively, pedal-to-the-metal, award-winning celebrations of the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of kids with special needs. Sibshops acknowledge that being the brother or sister of a person with special needs is for some a good thing, 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 — if they are given a chance.
The Sibshop model mixes information and discussion activities with new games (designed to be unique, off-beat, and appealing to a wide ability range), and special guests. There are currently more than 200 Sibshops across the United States, Canada, and elsewhere. All are modeled after Children's Seattle-area Sibshops! To learn where else in the world you can find a Sibshop visit the Sibling Support Project, a national program dedicated to the concerns of brothers and sisters of people with special needs.
Sibshops for Siblings of Kids with Special Health and Development Needs includes, but is not limited to: diabetes, cancer, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy and heart, kidney, liver, gastrointestinal or lung disease, autism, cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, ADHD, and spina bifida.
Please note: On the days this class is offered you may choose to attend either the first session from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or the second session from 2 to 5 p.m. Please see registration form for exact dates and times.
For registration materials and additional information, call 206-987-3285.