Sibshop

Sibshop

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

Register

Our next Sibshop will be a virtual workshop taking place Wednesday, May 27th from 2-3pm. The sibshop is recommended for children aged 8-12, and their sibling should be at least 3 years old. Siblings who attended before are encouraged to come again.

To register your interest please contact info@downsyndromecentre.ie

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