Workshops for siblings of children with special needs!

These City of Edmonton workshops will provide opportunities for brothers and sisters of children with special health, mental health and developmental needs to obtain peer support and education within a recreational context.

Sibshops are lively, pedal-to-the-metal 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 the chance.

The Sibshop model intersperses Information and discussion activities with new games (designed to be unique, offbeat, and appealing to a wide ability range), cooking activities, art and recreational activities and special guests.

Sibshops seek to provide siblings with opportunities for peer support. Because Sibshops are designed (primarily) for school-aged children, peer support is provided within a lively, recreational context that emphasizes a kids’-eye-view.

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. For more info, contact Debi Currie at 780-496-1499 or debi.currie@edmonton.ca

7– 13-year-olds

Oct 27, 2018
11am – 3pm
Edmonton Valley Zoo Saturday, 
13315 Buena Vista Road
Edventure Lodge – Multi-Purpose Rm 3 

Non-member – $41.40 Member – $37.25

Lunch is provided.

To Register, call 311 (780-442-5311 outside Edmonton) or www.edmonton.ca/ereg   course code #647161

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