Newtown Youth and Family Services

Sibshops - Support for siblings of kids with special needs

Sibshops are a celebration of the many lifelong contributions made by brothers and sisters of people with special health and developmental needs.   


Sibshops provide young brothers and sisters peer support and information in a lively, recreational setting. They are pedal-to-the-metal events where sibs:
  • Meet other sibs (usually for the first time)
  • Have fun
  • Talk about the good and not-so-good parts of having a sib with special needs with others who "get it"
  • Play some great games
  • Learn how others handle sticky situations sometimes faced by brothers and sisters
  • Laugh
  • Learn about the services their brothers and sister receive
  • Have some more fun!




Operates on a monthly schedule.

Sibshops: For Children 9 - 14 years old, meets on monthly Wednesdays from
5:30 - 7:00 PM.

Next meeting November 1st! Come check it out.

November 1st
December 20th
January 17th
March 6th
May 1st
June 19th


For more information, please contact Adam Horvath, Autism Recreation & Sibshops Coordinator at or (203) 270 - 4335.