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DSConneX for Young Sibs is a DSNetwork support group for youth (ages 6-12 years old) who have a sibling with Down syndrome or other physical or developmental disabilities.

 

 

Brothers and sisters of individuals with Down syndrome or other disabilities have unique concerns, questions and experiences than other siblings. DSNetwork is proud to sponsor quarterly Sibshops to our younger brothers and sisters!

There are 5 Goals for each Sibshop:

  1. Sibshops will provide brothers and sisters of children with special needs an opportunity to meet other siblings in a relaxed, recreational setting.
  2. Sibshops will provide brothers and sisters with opportunities to discuss common joys and concerns with other siblings of children with special needs.
  3. Sibshops will provide siblings with an opportunity to learn how others handle situations commonly experienced by siblings of children with special needs.
  4. Sibshops will provide siblings with an opportunity to learn more about their sibling’s diagnosis.
  5. Sibshops will provide parents and other professionals with opportunities to learn more about the concerns and opportunities frequently experienced by brothers and sisters of people with special needs.

Sibshops follow a peer support and education model, and are a fabulous opportunity to provide participants with kid-friendly information and activities ranging from guest speakers, to tours, discussions, team building games, fun self-expression activities, and more!

Upcoming Sibshops:

Sat., May 5th, 10 am (drop off) – 12:30 pm (pick up) | Location: Hatton Hall in Tempe
Sat., July 21st, 10 am (drop off) – 12:30 pm  (pick up) | Location: Hatton Hall in Tempe
Sat., Sept 1st, 10 am (drop off) – 12:30 pm (pick up) | Location: Hatton Hall in Tempe
Sat., Nov 17th, 10 am (drop off) – 12:30 pm (pick up) | Location: TBA – Special Outing!

Prior registration is required. Cost is $10/Sibshop. Registration fees are non-refundable. A limited number of registrations are accepted for each Sibshop. Sibshops are a program of The Sibling Support Project. DSNetwork’s Sibshop facilitators are first-generation trained facilitators and assistants. All facilitators are adult siblings of individuals with Down syndrome or other developmental disabilities. The intended audience for this program is siblings (biological, adopted, or foster) of individuals with disabilities. 

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