Sibling Group & Activities (Sibshops)
What are Sibshops?
Sibshops create opportunities for brothers and sisters of children with disabilities or special needs to meet other siblings and gain support in a fun atmosphere. Sibshops conducted by Lekotek reflect our commitment to siblings who have the longest-lasting relationship with their brother or sister. 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 most somewhere in between. They reflect that brothers and sisters have much to offer each other when given the chance.
The Sibshop model intersperses information and discussion activities with ice-breakers, fun games, and computer activities. Sibshops are not therapy, although their effect may be therapeutic. Sibshops acknowledge that most brothers and sisters, like their parents, are doing well despite the challenges of a family member with a disability.
Lekotek is extremely proud to be a registered Sibshop, having completed Sibshop training conducted by Don Meyer and the Sibling Support Project. Lekotek Sibshops are offered a few times a year.
2019 Sibshop Events
February 2, 2018 (Saturday) 10:00am -12:00pm [Bowling outing]
June 1, 2018 (Saturday) 12:00pm-1:30pm
September 14, 2019 (Saturday) 10:00am -11:30pm
Ages: For children ages 6 and up.
Location: Lekotek at Cliff Valley Way
RSVP: Please RSVP online or call (404)633-3430 so we know how many to expect.