A community of families dedicated to early intervention in Montgomery County, MD
A thank you to Krista Middlebrook of Parent to Parent for this resource contribution.
The Sibling Support Project
The Sibling Support Project is a national effort aimed at supporting the siblings of children with developmental disabilities and health concerns. For years, they have trained organizations throughout the world to host Sibshops (in our area, the ARC of Montgomery County has hosted Sibshops), which are intended to be fun and recreational opportunities for siblings to obtain peer support. In addition to Sibshops, the Sibling Support Project has also developed several yahoo groups and Facebook groups to further connect brothers, sisters and parents with their peers, providing validation, information and advice.
Below, please find information on each of the groups that are available:
To sign up for any of these groups, please visit www.siblingsupport.org and click on the “Connect with Other Sibs” tab.
I also wanted to provide a link to a really fabulous Youtube video about sibling issues and Sibshops…it’s about 15 minutes long, but well worth the time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Ve-yGz...
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