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.

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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;
Learn about the services their brothers and sister receive;
Have some more fun!
Who attends Sibshops?

Siblings of kids with special needs in the 9 - 14 year old age range. 

When are Sibshops?

Operates on an ongoing seasonal cycle. Each session is 4 weeks long and the group meets weekly.

Where are Sibshops?

Depends on the number of participants but the events could be held at the Newtown Community Center, NYFS (15 Berkshire Road, Sandy Hook) or other locations in or close to Newtown.

How much does it cost to attend a SIBSHOP events?

$136 for every 4 events.

How do I register for a Sibshop event or get more information?

Contact Adam Horvath, Sibshops Coordinator, or call 203.270.4335.


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