Why Respite Connection?
In our efforts to support our families, we offer a Sibling Support Group!
What is the sibling support group?
A group geared towards school aged children that have a sibling with special needs. During each session the participants are provided with support from both their leaders and peers. Each group session includes activities that focus on sharing of their experiences, active play and hands on therapeutic games and crafts. Our group acknowledges that having a brother or sister with special needs is a unique experience for each child and one that involves many different emotions. The focus of the group is that they are not alone in these feelings and experiences.
When is it?
We currently do not have a Sibling Support Group program, but may be starting one soon! If you’d like to be on the list to be notified when it starts again, please email firstname.lastname@example.org !
Who can come?
Any sibling of a child with special needs who is age 6 and older.
What can my sibling expect?
A fun celebration of all that they offer their family by being such a great sibling!
- A chance to meet other children who are siblings and talk about the things they have in common.
- A chance to make new friends!
- Activities, crafts, and games with time for open discussion with peers and facilitators.