240 E Wisconsin Ave
Neenah, WI 54956
Are you a sibling who thought, even as a child, that when the day came and your parents no longer could care for your sibling, that you’d take over? Or perhaps you’ve never been sure about the future plans and need some answers?
For adults who have a sibling with developmental disabilities or long-term illnesses, the journey together is lifelong. You may already be in a caregiving role or expect to in the future. This program helps you clarify your role and get the planning tools to move forward.
Journey Forward has one main goal—to help you complete a written plan.
When you are finished with both workshop sessions, you will have a written document which describes your sibling’s desired future living arrangement, community role, and lifestyle preferences. You will have a plan that includes practical directions and information for maintaining continuity in your sibling’s daily life and needed supports to achieve these outcomes.
Some call this peace of mind.
Journey Forward Workshop Part 1 on March 5, 2016
Workshop Part 1— You’ll learn how to get started. How to involve your sibling and other family members. You’ll also sense the support and care of other adult siblings sharing similar concerns and joys. Activities, Q & A time and lunch provided. Information includes:
- Building Relationships and Skills
- Overview of Legal, financial, housing, work and funding options
- Who can help you move your journey forward
- Optional opportunity to join Sibling Survival Guide group
You’ll leave this workshop with the tools and encouragement to complete a Letter of Intent. Your sibling will leave with a start on a useful scrapbook, “It’s All About Me” and eager to come back.
At this workshop the group will determine how soon they want to meet for Workshop Part 2.
Workshop Part 2 — Bring your Letter of Intent (need not be completed) and you will have the opportunity to meet with one or more experts to discuss your specific questions to move forward with your future planning.