Sibshops at Breakthrough Intensive Physical Therapy

Sibshop workshops are held once monthly for siblings of children with special needs, ages 7-13, to provide peer support recreationally. Each workshop is a combination of fun games and activities, combined with discussion activities to connect with others in similar situations. They can learn from one another and be able to have a place to go that is just for them.

If you’re not sure if this pertains to your child, have you ever thought about any of the following questions:

Who is going to be alongside your child with special needs the longest period of time?

That’s right…it is their siblings! Maybe it is something you haven’t thought of but so important to note and exemplifies why they are different and why they need peer support.

Who receives the most opportunities for support?

You as parents have support groups available to you, your child with special needs receives the support services, but who services the siblings of these children?

Sibshops are a place where siblings will:

  • Meet other sibs
  • Have fun
  • Talk about the good and not-so-good parts of having a sib with special needs with others who “get it”
  • Learn how other brother and sisters handle sticky situations sometimes faced by brothers and sisters
  • Laugh
  • Learn something about the services their brothers and sister receive
  • Have some more fun!

The children who attend our Sibshops are:

  • Siblings of children with special needs (developmental, health, etc.)
  • Ages 7-13

Here are the dates of our Sibshops:

Our Sibshops start on Janury 7th 2018 and continue on the first Sunday of each month around the holidays! They will be held from 10am - 1pm. There is a small fee per session to cover craft and lunch expenses.

  • January 7th
  • February 4th
  • March 4th
  • April 8th
  • May 6th
  • June 3rd

And This Is What Our Sibshops Look Like!

These photos were taken at our January Sibshop. Everyone had a great time and we are already looking forward to the next meeting!

If you’re interested in this for your child, fill in the registration form below and someone will contact you to discuss further!

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