PARALLEL CONFERENCE FOR CHILDREN 8 YEARS OLD AND UP
Teens who are 14 and older may participate in children and teen presentations or adult presentations.
- Discussions and play scenarios
- Sibshop (3 hours): 1:30 – 4:30
- 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. The Sibshop curriculum is used throughout the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Iceland, Japan, New Zealand, Guatemala, Mexico, and Argentina. Leading this Sibshop will be Don Meyer, director of the Sibling Support Project and creator of the Sibshop model. We’ll have spaces for up to 20 8-to-13 year-old brothers and sisters of kids with special needs.