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SUMMER CAMPS FOR people with disabilities and for siblings!

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The weather in Appleton Wisconsin was absolutely gorgeous this weekend…something as Wisconsinites we dream about to get us through the months of winter blasts of cold and snow.  So while I’ve been getting camps organized for the siblings who participate with WisconSibs Sib Camps since January, this weather also prompted me to finish Phillip’s (my son with disabilities) camp schedule.1620594_285969371590635_7038379701286800850_n

If you are looking for camps for your child or adult with disabilities OR their siblings, check out this website for camps in Wisconsin.  http://www.veryspecialcamps.com/Wisconsin/Special-Needs-Summer-Camps.shtml

 

10561631_286737211513851_5478398368456877118_nYou live outside Wisconsin or looking for a camp for a particular condition or disability? Go to http://www.veryspecialcamps.com/

Kids (and even adults) gain so many benefits from time away in the outdoors.  They learn new skills, breathe fresh air, discover the wonders of outdoors, and meet people they may never have met otherwise.   And parents, admit it, you could use the respite.

 


FVSSN is now WisconSibs!

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We are so excited that you are here.  Whether you are visiting us for the first time, or have followed us for years, we welcome you to our new website…and our new name!

For years we have been serving siblings, professionals and others as the Fox Valley Sibling Support Network. It was a fitting name for a new nonprofit back in 1998 who was breaking through with new ideas and wanted to create and develop high quality programs and services for siblings throughout their lifelong journey.

As those programs developed and have grown, we’ve become recognized as a unique resource throughout the state of Wisconsin and beyond with our Sibshops, Sib Camps, teen leadership opportunities and adult sibling programs.  The need for such services has grown, too, as more  people with disabilities grow older, and siblings find themselves dealing with issues of aging parents, growing children, and quality of life choices with their siblings.

So lets get acquainted. Look around our new site.  Whether you are a sibling or other family member, a professional, or a volunteer interested in the concerns of people with disabilities, we hope you find an opportunity to get involved in WisconSibs.

Until next time….

Harriet