Workshops for siblings of children with special needs!
Presented by the City of Edmonton.
Join us! These 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, off beat, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE: We have made a change to the workshop format. We will accept registrations for children between the ages of 7 – 13 years of age only. At the beginning of the session, the kids will be split into age appropriate groups to participate in age appropriate activities.
7– 13 year olds
Saturday, Feb 28 11:30am – 3:30pm Clareview Community Recreation Centre
#536838 $34.70 3804 – 139 Ave
Multi Purpose Room 4 (Main Hall)
Lunch is provided.
Please bring a bathing suit and towel for swimming from 2-3pm.
If your child is under 8 yrs of age, a parent or person 15 yrs old or older must accompany them into the water for the swim portion from 2:30-3:30pm.
To Register call 311 (780-442-5311 outside Edmonton)