Goals

General Goals of the workshop

  1. Provide a safe environment were siblings can learn more about themselves and about living in a family with special needs.
  2. Promote social sharing and friendship building opportunities amongst same-age sibling peers.
  3. Provide an opportunity for siblings to discuss their common joys and concerns with other siblings of children with special needs.
  4. Provide siblings and parents an opportunity to learn strategies to better handle situations commonly experienced by siblings of children with special needs.
  5. Provide siblings and parents an opportunity to learn how to express feelings in a healthy way without judgement or shame.
  6. Provide siblings and parents with an opportunity to learn more about specific disabilities that impact personal and family life.
  7. Promote enhanced parent understanding of childhood experiences of being a sibling of a child with special needs.

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