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Adult Siblings Sip and Stain night

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Adult Siblings! Join us for a fun evening of socializing and wood sign painting.

Relax with other adults who have siblings with disabilities and enjoy learning to make a wood sign while sipping wine or other beverage, snacking, and laughing.

LIMIT 10 PARTICIPANTS!  So don’t wait. Register today either online or call email. MORE INFO


OR – send an email to [email protected] .

After you register you will get an email with color choices and design options. Reply to that email as soon as possible. We can’t wait to get together with you.

Journey Forward – Brown County ADRC

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Attention: Adults who have siblings with disabilities or other special health care needs.

This presentation is for you!

We will discuss issues adult siblings face, positive options for dealing with issues, resources available to solve problems, and have a little fun, too.

Practical information and valuable connections for the generation called the Club Sandwich Generation.


FREE event sponsored by the ADRC of Brown County. Call to make your reservation.

Last minute decision to attend?  That’s fine…come join us even if you didn’t get that reservation made.

Sponsored by Brown County Caregiver Coalition

SibDays Training for Teen Leaders and Volunteers

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Time to get ready for SibDays!!

All staff, including Teen Leaders* and volunteers, should plan to attend this important training to prepare for a great week with our SibDays campers.

At the event, you’ll learn:

  • Group assignments
  • SibDays activities and crafts
  • Ideas for relating to your campers
  • Leadership strategies
  • Safety rules and procedures
  • Team building (that’s where the SkyZone fun comes in!)

This event is free and includes admission ticket, SkyZone socks, and light dinner.

If you have not already signed up to volunteer for SibDays, please contact Harriet ASAP.

*Teens must be at least 14 years old or invited to be a Junior Counselor (limited number). Contact Harriet if you have questions.

20th Anniversary WisconSibs Reunion!!

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2:00-2:40:           Performing – Lee Nimmer and the “Forte and the Pianissimos”

2:45- 3:15:          #OnWisconsibs 20th Anniversary Ceremony
                               Opening of the 1998 Sibshop Time Capsule
                               In January 1998, several siblings wrote down what they wanted to see in the future  and created a time capsule. It has been safely protected for 20 years. We will open it during the ceremony.

                             Salute to siblings, board members, and volunteers over the 20 years

                             Reunion Group photo

3:20-4:00:        Performing – UW-Madison Badger Band members

Sing the new #OnWisconSibs song with the band                       

4:00-5:00           Wisconsin Brat and Burger Bar



Emotional Balance for the Caregiver

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Day in and out, we selflessly and tirelessly care for those we love with special needs, and our own self-care tends to be on the back burner.

Join us on Tuesday, May 22nd as we learn the incredible benefits of using essential oils personally as siblings, parents, and caregivers.

We will learn what oils are, a little bit about their history, how quickly they impact and bring healing to our bodies, and what specific oils we can use so we can offer our best to those we are caring for.

Following the discussion, an optional make and take will be offered where we will make two separate roll-ons for you to take home with you:

“Relax & Unwind” ($6)
*Lavender essential oil
*Stress Away essential oil
*Copaiba essential oil


“Wake Up” ($6)
*Lemon essential oil
*Peppermint essential oil
*Rosemary essential oil

All supplies and oils will be provided for you for a small fee to simply cover the cost of supplies. Both roll-ons are each $6, or you can make both for $10.

Teen Sib Leadership Day

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Siblings of people with disabilities who are 13-17 years old may apply to be selected as a Teen Sib Leader. Selected teens receive a free one-day leadership training session.  This day is focused on personal leadership skills and having fun with other teen sibs.  Teen Sib Leaders are then eligible to become counselors and mentors at SibDays of Summer and leaders at a variety of WisconSibs events and opportunities.


More information and application

Adult Sibling Social

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Join other adults who have siblings with disabilities for this casual social organized by fellow sibling, Cristi Burrill.  Enjoy Tandem’s tasty trio of Wisconsin cheeses and other snacks. Cash wine bar, including soft drinks, available. See you there!