It gives us great pleasure to announce Sibshops, an exciting program just for brothers and sisters (ages 7 to 12) of children with special needs.
The ASCV hosts bi-monthly Sibshops as an opportunity for brothers and sisters of children with any developmental disabilities to obtain peer support and education in a fun recreational environment.
Sibshops acknowledge that being the brother or sister of a person with special needs is for some a good thing, for 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. The Sibshop model intersperses information and discussion activities with recreation and games (designed to be unique, off-beat, and appealing).
Sibshops are not therapy, although the effect may be therapeutic for some children. While Sibshop facilitators always keep an eye open for participants who may need additional services, the Sibshop model takes a wellness approach.
WHO: Our Sibshops are open to any sibling, ages 7-12, of a child with a special need. (Siblings older than age 12 are encouraged to contact us and volunteer with our Sibshops.)
WHEN: We meet every other month from 10am to noon.
2017 dates – Jan. 14 (registration deadline 1/9), Mar. 18 (registration deadline 3/13), May 13 (registration deadline 5/8)
(other dates coming soon)
HOW: If your child has never attended one of our Sibshops we ask that your fill out a Registration Form. You can fill out the Registration Form online here or you can download it here and mail it in. Payment must also be made at the link at the bottom of the page.
If your child HAS attended one of our Sibshops we ask that you make a payment for the Sibshop(s) your child would like to attend. Please include this form via email or mail to let us know which Sibshop date to apply your payment to.
PAYMENT: There is a non-refundable fee of $10 per session ($5 for ASCV members).
Select the dates you would like to register for and send us the registration payment either through the paypal link below or through the mail (200 South 3rd Street, Richmond, 23219).