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Sibshops are workshops for siblings of children with special needs. Sibshops are lively, pedal-to-the-metal celebrations filled with unique games, cooking activities and recreation mixed with information and discussion. Children ages 5 - 12 yrs can enjoy a lively, relaxed event that emphasizes a kid's-eye view of sibling issues. Sibshops are guided by adult facilitators in small, age-appropriate groups.

What do kids say about Sibshops?

"Sibshops are cool. We have lots of fun." --Age 8

"You get to ask questions about stuff and get answers. No one gets mad or laughs at you for asking."--Age 10

"I got to meet other kids like me. It was great."--Age ?

What do parents say about Sibshops?

"For once, I don't feel guilty about my kids feeling left out."

"I like that he's making friends with others who understand what it's like having a family member with autism."

"Sibshops gives my daughter experience explaining about her brother-she gets help finding words from other kids to help people understand. That's something I'm not always able to do."

Click here to download Sibling Activity Booklet

 

2016 Sibshop Sessions

SATURDAY MARCH 5TH, 2016

SATURDAY JULY 23RD, 2016

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 12TH, 2016

Sibshops for Siblings of Children with Special Needs
(Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Genetic Disorders, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, etc) 

Please call (715) 221-7419 or (715) 221-8824 to register.

For more program information call:

Hayley Patoka, BS, CCLS, CTRS
Certified Child Life Specialist, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
Ministry Saint Joseph's Children's Hospital/Marshfield Clinic Children's
(715)221-7419

Kari Bluhm, MS, CCLS
Certified Child Life Specialist
Ministry Saint Joseph's Children's Hospital/Marshfield Clinic Children's
(715)221-8824

 

SATURDAY MAY 14TH, 2016

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2016

Sibshops for Siblings of Children with Special Medical Needs

(Cystic Fibrosis, Epilepsy, Cancer, Spina Bifida, Diabetes, Crohn's Disease, etc)
 

Marshfield YMCA 9 am - Noon

For more program information call:

Jaurdon Wood, BS, CCLS
Certified Child Life Specialist
Ministry Saint Joseph's Children's Hospital
(715)387-7328
 

Lindsey Welch, BS, CCLS, CTRS
Certified Child Life Specialist, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
Ministry Saint Joseph's Children's Hospital
(715)387-7337
 

Kids Wish Network

Hero of the Month sponsored by Kids Wish Network

Kids Wish Network is a nationally recognized charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children. Kids Wish Network assists children and their families through programs like the Hero of the Month Club.

The Hero of the Month program was designed to help little heroes who have had to face some of life's unfortunate experiences. These children do not have life threatening illness but rather have had to endure some extremely sad or extraordinary circumstance.

 

 
 
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