Virtual Sib Shop

Virtual Sibshop

Next Available Date: Tuesday 14th July at 3pm

Clinical Therapists:  Ellie Forsyth (OT) & Aoife Ryan (OT)

Register your Interest: contact info@downsyndromecentre.ie to register your child’s interest in our upcoming workshop.

More About What Sibshops Offer

Sibshops reflect The Down Syndrome Centre’s commitment to the well-being of the family member most likely to have the longest lasting relationship with the child with Down syndrome.

Sibshops provide an opportunity for brothers and sisters of children with Down syndrome to obtain peer support and education within a highly recreational context. They reflect the Down Syndrome Centre’s commitment to the well being of the family member most likely to have the longest lasting relationship with the person with Down Syndrome. 

With the current nature of everyone spending extra time at home and extended time with their families, it is crucial that our sibs get extra support and space should they need it.

Goals of a Sibshop include:

  • Sibshops provide brothers and sisters an opportunity to meet other siblings in a relaxed, recreational setting.
  • Sibshops provide brothers and sisters with an opportunity to learn how others handle situations commonly experienced by siblings of children with Down syndrome.
  • Sibshops provide siblings with an opportunity to learn more about Down syndrome and the implications for their brothers and sisters.
  • Sibshops provide parents and other professionals with opportunities to learn more about the concerns and opportunities frequently experienced by brothers and sisters.

Age Profile

Sibshops are suitable for children aged from 8 to 12 years old – groups will vary depending on the age of the children and teenagers

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