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Online Sibshops for Ages 8-12


Friday, January 22, 2021    
4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

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Free virtual Sibshops event for children ages 8 to 12 who have a sibling with a disability.

A free online Sibshops for ages 8 to 12 is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Jan. 22.

Online Sibshops are for children and teens who have a sibling with disabilities. Sibshops are a fun, sib-focused time to connect and relax with other siblings who get what being a sib is all about.

For the adults who run them and for the agencies that sponsor them, Sibshops are evidence of their loving concern for the family member who will have the longest-lasting relationship with a person who has a disability. However, for the children and teens who attend them, Sibshops are fun events where they will meet other sibs (usually for the first time), have fun, laugh, talk about the challenges and joys of having a sib with disabilities, play some great games and learn something about the services their brothers and sisters receive.

Especially during this time when many families are spending more time at home, siblings are experiencing all kinds of feelings. Meeting other sibs, talking and playing games with one another can help your child feel less alone and more prepared to handle different experiences and situations that arise.

Supporting Illinois Brothers and Sisters (SIBS) is hosting this event in collaboration with the Northwest Special Rec Association (NWSRA).

Go to the online registration form and click on #9045 (free sibshop) to fill out the form.

Questions can be directed to LJ Jevaney at or (847) 392-2848, ext. 246.