A Program Just for Sibs of Kids with Special Needs
Brothers and sisters will have the longest-lasting relationship with a sibling who has a disability - one that can easily exceed 65 years. During their lives, they will experience most of the unique concerns and joys their parents do. But few siblings of kids with special needs ever have a chance to talk about their issues with others who "get it" - until now.
Brothers and sisters of kids with special needs from GCISD now have a program that's just for them called Sibshops. At Sibshops, they will have a chance to meet other kids whose brothers and sisters have special needs and talk about the good and not-so-good parts of having a sibling with a disability. Most important, they will have FUN!
Sibshops are an exciting new support, information, and recreation opportunity for siblings 2nd grade through high school. In addition to receiving peer support, Sibshop participants will play lively games, learn about their sibling's disabilities and the services they receive, and make new friends. Sibshops are a spirited celebration of the many contributions made by brothers and sisters.
Many brothers and sisters 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 behavior prevents the family from doing things other families do; or the special pride when a sibling with a disability learns a basic but important skill after months or years of practice. At Sibshops, they will share these feelings with others who truly understand.
Sibshops will be held at:
PDEC 5800 Colleyville Blvd.
Colleyville, TX 75034
Beginning at 6:30 pm