Workshop #2 of Journey Forward
This is the part 2 of the 2-part Journey Forward program. It is open to adult Sibs and their guests who attended Workshop #1 or would like a refresher after having attended any Journey Forward workshop in the past.
Topics will include:
Who benefits from Journey Forward workshops? Directed at adults who have a sibling with developmental disabilities or long-term illnesses, the journey ultimately benefits you AND your sibling with disabilities AND others in your family, even your community. You may already be in a care giving role or expect to in the future. This program helps you clarify your role as a sibling, get the planning tools to move forward, and connect with other siblings and local resources that will impact your future.
Journey Forward has one main goal— to help you as an adult sibling move forward with peace of mind.
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.
This is the second session of a two-session program. Adult siblings are encouraged to invite parents, siblings (including any with disabilities), and other family members as their guests. The program includes all materials and lunch for adult siblings and their guests (spouse, other siblings, parents, and any other significant members of their family or team) for both sessions.
If you wish to register yourself, your sibling, or your parents or you have questions about Journey Forward in general, contact us at the WisconSibs office.
It may be April Fool’s Day…
…But having fun at this Sibshop is No Joke! We’re serious about having fun and making friends with other kids that have brothers or sisters with disabilities.
Registration required in advance. To register, CLICK HERE!
FREE! FAMILY-FRIENDLY! ACCESSIBLE!
More information about Kidz Expo
Circles of Life is Wisconsin’s annual conference for families who have children with disabilities. This event brings together families and the providers who support them to learn, connect, and become more knowledgeable about programs and services for their children.
This year’s conference will be held on May 11-12, 2023. WisconSibs will be offering a Sibshop on Thursday, May 11 from 9 am – noon.
To learn more about the conference go to CirclesofLifeConference.com
Who benefits from attending WisconSibs training?
Siblings age 16 and older of people with disabilities
School and child care personnel
Therapists, health professionals
Current Sibshop facilitators looking to refresh their knowledge; gain new insight
This two-day Sibshop Facilitator training includes:
Questions? We are happy to answer any question. Just contact us
*Note: This is first-generation Sibshop training that allows trainees to start Sibshops in their own community or join the troupe of WisconSibs facilitators that will help expand the number of WisconSibs Sibshops offered throughout Wisconsin. Emily Holl, Director of the Sibling Support Project, will be the trainer.
Sib Camp June 22-25 for Ages 12-16 at Devil’s Lake State Park*, Baraboo WI (sleeping in tents)
This Sib Camp is 4 days, 3 nights of hiking, swimming, and much more. Guided by experienced Door County Adventure Center staff certified in education, ropes course, kayak, lifeguard, CPR and first aid. Siblings get to kick back and experience the freedom and thrill of adventure while sharing a great time with other Sibs who “get it”. This camp session features tent sleeping and is limited to 10 campers.
Health and Consent Forms will be sent to you after Registration is received. Enrollment is complete once all paperwork and payment have been received.
NOTE: Campers will meet at 3pm on June 22 at the lower Ice Age Trail Campground and should be picked up by 12pm on June 25.
What could be more fun than a Sibshop at the Zoo? This Sibshop includes a special live animal program called Animal Encounters. Plus a private viewing of the polar bear exhibit. PLUS a pizza party for the humans!
Registration required. Space limited.