What is a Sibshop?
A Sibshop is described by Don Meyer, Director of the Sibling Support
Project, as “opportunities for brothers and sisters of children with
health and developmental needs to obtain peer support and education
within a recreational context.” Siblings meet with their peers in an
energetic, fun celebration of the many contributions made by brothers
and sister of kids with special needs. They are able to share the
good and not so good parts about having a sibling with special needs.
It is not a therapy, but may be therapeutic for some children.
SEDOL Sibshop information:
SEDOL Sibshops are for children between the ages of 5 and high school.There is a small cost for each meeting to cover lunch which is $7.Sibshops are held once per month on Saturdays for the months ofSeptember, October, November, February, March, and April. Sibshopsstart at 10am and end at 1pm. For more information about Sibshops ingeneral visit sibshop.org. For information about SEDOL's Sibshop,contact Sheila Geier at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-986-2567.