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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!

Butterflies Sensory-Friendly Performance

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Italy’s COMPAGNIA TPO is the world’s foremost pioneer in interactive performance media for all ages and melding astonishing digital imagery with multi- disciplinary performance techniques in the use of music, dance, art, sculpture, digital media, computer technology, lighting and sound.

Compagnia TPO’s Farfalle will feature a sensory-friendly performance on May 10. Sensory-friendly performances provide a welcoming environment for all by reducing loud noises and flashing lights, reducing crowd size, keeping theater lights on at a low level and other adjustments to accommodate those who may have sensory sensitivities or other disabilities.

There will be a designated quiet area and space to move around or stand during the performance, as patrons will be free to leave their seats or talk as necessary.

A social story will also be made available prior to the performance. Patrons will be required to remove their shoes.

Tickets available through the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center box office, ticketmaster, or calling 920-730-3760. For groups of 10 or more call, 920-730-3786.

Circles of Life Conference 2018

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Circles of Life is Wisconsin’s annual conference for parents and family members who have children with disabilities and professionals who support them.

The 2018 Conference will be held May 3 – 4 at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, Appleton.

See the 2018 Conference Brochure! It provides details on sessions, events and activities.


WisconSibs will offer Sibshop for attendees who are 8-16 years old and have a sibling with developmental disabilities.  Register through online conference registration.