Creekside Recreational Therapy Services, Hour Special Place, and New Song Church have teamed up to bring Sibshops back to Craven County!
SibShops are an opportunity for kids (ages 5-15+) who have a brother or sister with Special Needs (any type & any age) to get together to meet other kids who share that experience, learn & have fun! (These Special Needs may include physical disabilities, intellectual/developmental disabilities, and emotional/mental health challenges). All siblings between the ages of 5 and 15+ are invited to join us for an evening of food, fun and fellowship. Please Call Melissa Lewis with Creekside Recreational Therapy Services (252-349-0220) for more information. Please register at the link provided so that we can adequately prepare for everyone attending. Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/MkbHl9nd6aPxk4tk2 We do ask that everyone contribute $5 a session to help cover the cost of food and supplies.
We eat dinner, play games, do other fun activities, and just have a great time while we learn that we're not the only ones who have family members with special needs. We usually meet one Friday night of each month during the school year from September through June (with some exceptions). Sibshops will take a break over the summer, and start back again in September (after school starts).
We're looking forward to having fun with lots of brothers & sisters!!
If you're not able to attend, please share this information with someone who can!
Dates for the 2017-2018 Sibshops:
June 8. Dates for 2018-2019 will be announced soon... Stay Tuned! :)
More info about Sibshops:
The goal of Sibshops is to address the needs of siblings by allowing them to share, play and learn with other children through relevant, age-appropriate fun activities in a safe, nurturing environment. At a Sibshop, brothers and sisters will:
**Meet other brothers and sisters of children with special needs
**Talk about their experiences with others who really know what it's like to have a sibling with a disability
**Make new friends
**Learn more about disabilities and the services that people with disabilities receive; and
**Have some more fun!!
*Who sponsors Sibshops? Sibshops is a joint venture between Creekside Recreational Therapy Services (Creekside RTS), Hour Special Place and New Song Church. If you know of an organization that would like to help fund this program please let us know!
*Who facilitates Sibshops? Sibshops are run by Creekside RTS and Hour Special Place staff and volunteers.
*What are Sibshops? Sibshops are a lively mixture of games, discussion, crafts and guest speakers. Participants should dress comfortably. We also provide dinner!
Sounds great! How do I register? Please call Melissa Hunt Lewis (252-349-0220) (or fb her) for more details. Register here: Register here: https://goo.gl/XVaX8u