Simcoe - Barrie
Sibshops! A Sibling Support Group- Barrie
Who should attend? Parents and Caregivers|Children|Youth
If you have a brother or sister with Autism Spectrum Disorder and you are between the ages of 8-14 then Sibshops are for you! Sibshops are for siblings only! Parents are not required to stay with their son or daughter during the duration of the program. If the sibling attending the program has any special considerations, it’s important that you inform us prior to the program to
ensure that the program will still be a good fit for your son or daughter.
Sibshops will be running the third Tuesday of each month from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
We are currently accepting registration for the following dates. You can register for one, two or all of them!
Tues. Jan 17, 2017
Tues. Feb. 21, 2017
Tues. Mar. 21, 2017
Tues. Apr. 18, 2017
Tues. May 16, 2017
Tues. June 20, 2017
All Sibshops will take place at: Autism Ontario Simcoe County Chapter
In order to run the best program possible, we ask that you please register PRIOR to the program.
You can register online at: https://goo.gl/forms/A769JSK1VNtlWaED2 or by contacting Jamie Read using the contact information below.
To preregister, or if you have any questions, please contact:
Jamie Read - Family Support Coordinator
Autism Ontario – York/Simcoe
705 252 7429 ext. 101
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What are Sibshops?
Sibshops are pedal-to-the-metal celebrations of the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of kids with special needs. 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 many, somewhere in-between. They reflect a belief that brothers and sisters have much to offer one another — if they are given a chance. Sibshops are a spirited mix of new games (designed to be unique, off-beat, and appealing to a wide ability range), new friends, and discussion activities.