A “Sibshop” is a lively celebration of the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of kids with special needs. Through a unique combination of information, games and activities, a Sibshop provides an opportunity for siblings to:
• Meet other brothers and sisters of children with special needs in a relaxed, recreational setting.
• Talk about common joys and concerns with others who know what it’s like to have a brother or sister with a disability.
• Learn how others handle situations commonly experienced by siblings of children with special needs.
• Make new friends and have lots of fun!
Sibshops acknowledge that being the brother or sister of a person with special needs has both good parts and not-so-good parts. Brothers and sisters may have feelings that are difficult to express, even to a friend: sadness that a sister can’t learn things that others take for granted, anger when a brother’s behaviour problems prevent the family from doing things other families do, or the special pride when a sibling with a disability learns a basic but important life skill after months or years of practice. At a Sibshop, siblings can share these feelings with others who truly understand.
Please contact Wendy Bruzzese at 604-852-2686 Extension 230 for questions or to register.
Fraser Valley Child Development Centre - Plaza 154
#105-32868 Ventura Ave, Abbotsford
Date: July 3, 2014
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm