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 will:

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!
Who attends Sibshops?

Siblings of kids with special needs in the 8-13 year old age range. 

When are Sibshops?

NYFS plans to hold a Sibshop event every other month starting September 2019. The first Sibshop event will be in mid-September. Stay tuned for more information!
If you would like more information emailed to you as it becomes available please contact Adam Horvath, ahorvath@newtownyouthandfamilyservices.org or call 203.270.4335.

How do I sign up for Sibshops?

Contact Adam Horvath, Sibshops Coordinator, ahorvath@newtownyouthandfamilyservices.org or call 203.270.4335.