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The NCSD Parent Resource Center is hosting a statewide facilitator training for people interested in learning how to run a local “Sibshop,” presented by Don Meyer, Sibling Support Project director. Sibshops celebrate the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of kids with special needs. Sibshops acknowledge that being the brother or sister of a person with special needs is a unique experience for each sibling. Sibshops are a spirited mix of new games (designed to be unique, off-beat, and appealing to a wide ability range), new friends, and discussion activities. There are now over 200 Sibshops in 45 states.
The 2-day facilitator training will be held Friday, January 30, 2015 and Saturday, January 31, 2015 (attendees must attend both days to become a trained facilitator) at the NCSD Parent Resource Center (500 S. Jefferson St.) A community education portion of the workshop will also be held on Friday, January 30, 2015 from 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
At this time, the most immediate need for the training is securing about 7 adults (18 and older) to be on the adult sibling panel. These volunteers must be people who have a sibling with special needs.
For more information, or to register, please view the attached flyer. Registration can also be completed online at http://tinyurl.com/NCSDsibshop. The registration deadline is January 26, 2015.