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Oct
6
Tue
What about Me? Tips for Raising Siblings of Children with Disabilities @ Zoom
Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
WisconSibs and St. Francis Children’s Center present a two-part series for parents on how to support our typically developing children.

Parents want to do their best for all of their children, but sometimes they are uncertain how when they have a child with disabilities and also “typical” children. This two-part Zoom meeting will provide parents with insights and ideas for raising children who are growing up with their siblings with disabilities. What’s fair? What’s right? What about Me?

Part 2 – October 6 – A panel of adults who have siblings with disabilities will reflect on growing up with a sibling with disabilities and their advice to parents.

(Part 1 held September 29. You can attend Part 2 even if you missed Part 1.)

Your registration is good for both sessions.  CLICK TO REGISTER

Oct 6, 2020 06:30 PM
Oct
10
Sat
Strategic Planning Meeting
Oct 10 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Oct
15
Thu
Zoom Sibshop-Weekdays
Oct 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Games, conversation, and fun activities designed just for kids ages 6-12 growing up with a sibling with disabilities. Each month Sibshops will have a fun theme: “____ly Things” You can come as often as you like. Register once and attend any or all of the following:
Thursday, October 15 – 4:00 pm      Spooky Things
Saturday, October 17 – 10:00 am      Spooky Things
Thursday, November 5 – 4:00 pm    Thanky Things
Saturday, November 7 – 10:00 am    Thanky Things
Saturday, December 5 – 10:00 pm    Jingly Things
Thursday, December 10 – 4:00 pm   Jingly Things

Find a day and time that you can have a quiet spot to join us on your laptop or phone. This is a time set aside for just Sibs.

Teen Sib Leaders interested in volunteering should contact Brittany.

Oct
17
Sat
Zoom Sibshop-Saturdays
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Games, conversation, and fun activities designed just for kids ages 6-12 growing up with a sibling with disabilities. Each month Sibshops will have a fun theme: “____ly Things” You can come as often as you like. Register once and attend any or all of the following:
Thursday, October 15 – 4:00 pm      Spooky Things
Saturday, October 17 – 10:00 am      Spooky Things
Thursday, November 5 – 4:00 pm    Thanky Things
Saturday, November 7 – 10:00 am    Thanky Things
Saturday, December 5 – 10:00 pm    Jingly Things
Thursday, December 10 – 4:00 pm   Jingly Things

Find a day and time that you can have a quiet spot to join us on your laptop or phone. This is a time set aside for just Sibs.

Teen Sib Leaders interested in volunteering should contact Brittany.

Oct
28
Wed
Drive-thru Trunk or Treat @ Palisades Park
Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Looking for a fun-filled Halloween activity?

SOAR Fox Cities and WisconSibs are bringing this spooktacular event to people with disabilities, their siblings, and families — right to your car door!

That’s right! This drive-thru event will allow trick or treaters with disabilities and their siblings to drive through our happy haunting ground to gather tricks and treats!

As you enter the park, you will be greeted by spirited individuals eager to spread some Halloween entertainment. Costumed characters will hand you treats and you don’t even have to leave your car!

Are you ready to help us Creep it Real this Halloween? Advance registration is required. Register by October 15.

MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION FORM

Nov
5
Thu
Zoom Sibshop-Weekdays
Nov 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Games, conversation, and fun activities designed just for kids ages 6-12 growing up with a sibling with disabilities. Each month Sibshops will have a fun theme: “____ly Things” You can come as often as you like. Register once and attend any or all of the following:
Thursday, October 15 – 4:00 pm      Spooky Things
Saturday, October 17 – 10:00 am      Spooky Things
Thursday, November 5 – 4:00 pm    Thanky Things
Saturday, November 7 – 10:00 am    Thanky Things
Saturday, December 5 – 10:00 pm    Jingly Things
Thursday, December 10 – 4:00 pm   Jingly Things

Find a day and time that you can have a quiet spot to join us on your laptop or phone. This is a time set aside for just Sibs.

Teen Sib Leaders interested in volunteering should contact Brittany.

Nov
7
Sat
Zoom Sibshop-Saturdays
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Games, conversation, and fun activities designed just for kids ages 6-12 growing up with a sibling with disabilities. Each month Sibshops will have a fun theme: “____ly Things” You can come as often as you like. Register once and attend any or all of the following:
Thursday, October 15 – 4:00 pm      Spooky Things
Saturday, October 17 – 10:00 am      Spooky Things
Thursday, November 5 – 4:00 pm    Thanky Things
Saturday, November 7 – 10:00 am    Thanky Things
Saturday, December 5 – 10:00 pm    Jingly Things
Thursday, December 10 – 4:00 pm   Jingly Things

Find a day and time that you can have a quiet spot to join us on your laptop or phone. This is a time set aside for just Sibs.

Teen Sib Leaders interested in volunteering should contact Brittany.

Nov
14
Sat
Sibshop at Building for Kids @ Building for Kids
Nov 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Building for KidsIn collaboration with the Building for Kids Children’s Museum in downtown Appleton, WisconSibs is offering a unique and safe in-person Sibshop opportunity.

Join us for an Exhibit Exploration Session for the whole household with a pull-out Sibshop for sibs!

With this very special Exhibit Exploration event, households with a child with disabilities and their siblings will be able to register for 90 minutes of exclusive access to one of four exhibit groupings in the museum, meaning they will be the only ones playing on those exhibits.

Not only that, but the Sibs in each household may attend a fun, socially-distant Sibshop session in the large classroom while parents and child(ren) with disabilities continue their exploration in their Exhibit area.

FREE admission for eligible families (have a child with disabilities and at least one sibling of that child ages 6-12). Register at the Building for Kids.

November 14, 2020  10:30-Noon
– Choose your exhibit during registration. Options include:

Map of BFK exhibits

 

 

 

 

Nov
17
Tue
Sibling Voices: Stories of Hope Premiere @ YouTube and Facebook
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

In these unusual times, the work of WisconSibs, Inc. – to “connect siblings of people with disabilities with each other” – is more important, and more challenging, than ever. Yet, we’ve adapted our programs like Sibshops and reshaped opportunities for donors and supporters

Which brings us to . . .

Sibling Voices: Stories of Hope

November 17, 2020 at 6 pm

Our online fundraising event to celebrate siblings of people with disabilities.

REGISTER to get LINK to view
Suggested donation: $50/household

November 17 2020 at 6 pm

Hear the personal stories of actual WisconSibs sharing the joys and challenges of life with their sisters and brothers with disabilities.

 

Allison Norlian with sister and momYou’ll also meet Allison Norlian, a three-time Emmy-nominated journalist, who while growing up with a sister with severe disabilities learned to speak for the voiceless. Now she covers major national stories shedding light on important issues impacting people with disabilities and other vulnerable and disenfranchised communities.

Emceed by WBAY Action 2 News Anchor Bill Jartz.

Join us for this an hour that will warm your heart!

CLICK TO DONATE AND REGISTER

Dec
5
Sat
Zoom Sibshop-Saturdays
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Games, conversation, and fun activities designed just for kids ages 6-12 growing up with a sibling with disabilities. Each month Sibshops will have a fun theme: “____ly Things” You can come as often as you like. Register once and attend any or all of the following:
Thursday, October 15 – 4:00 pm      Spooky Things
Saturday, October 17 – 10:00 am      Spooky Things
Thursday, November 5 – 4:00 pm    Thanky Things
Saturday, November 7 – 10:00 am    Thanky Things
Saturday, December 5 – 10:00 pm    Jingly Things
Thursday, December 10 – 4:00 pm   Jingly Things

Find a day and time that you can have a quiet spot to join us on your laptop or phone. This is a time set aside for just Sibs.

Teen Sib Leaders interested in volunteering should contact Brittany.

Dec
10
Thu
Zoom Sibshop-Weekdays
Dec 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Games, conversation, and fun activities designed just for kids ages 6-12 growing up with a sibling with disabilities. Each month Sibshops will have a fun theme: “____ly Things” You can come as often as you like. Register once and attend any or all of the following:
Thursday, October 15 – 4:00 pm      Spooky Things
Saturday, October 17 – 10:00 am      Spooky Things
Thursday, November 5 – 4:00 pm    Thanky Things
Saturday, November 7 – 10:00 am    Thanky Things
Saturday, December 5 – 10:00 pm    Jingly Things
Thursday, December 10 – 4:00 pm   Jingly Things

Find a day and time that you can have a quiet spot to join us on your laptop or phone. This is a time set aside for just Sibs.

Teen Sib Leaders interested in volunteering should contact Brittany.

Jan
9
Sat
Zoom Sibshop-Saturdays
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

What's the Dill?“What’s the Dill?” – Sibshop 2021 Theme

There are all kinds of feelings just like there are all kinds of pickles. Sweet ones. Sour ones. And lots of in-betweens. During this series of Sibshops, we’re going to have fun with PICKLES! Yes, pickles.

Sound crazy? It just might be…and we know it will be fun. Games, conversation, and fun activities designed just for kids ages 6-12 growing up with a sibling with disabilities.

You can come as often as you like. Register once and attend any or all of the following:

Sat. Jan 9 at 10 AM        What’s in your Pickle Jar?
Sat. Feb 13 at 10 AM      “Dill” With It (Strategies for and by siblings)
Sat. Mar 6 at 10 AM       It’s Kind of a Big Dill (Sorting out what you can and can’t control)
Sat. April 10 at 10 AM   What Kind of a Pickle Am I in Now?

Find a day and time that you can have a quiet spot to join us on your laptop or phone. This is a time set aside for just Sibs.

“What’s the Dill” Sibshops also offered on

Thurs. Jan 14 at 4 PM
Thurs. Feb 4 at 4 PM
Thurs. Mar 4 at 4 PM
Thurs. April 8 at 4 PM

Teen Sib Leaders interested in volunteering to help with Sibshops should contact Brittany or contact us.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW

OR GO TO http://bit.ly/2021Sibshops

Jan
14
Thu
Zoom Sibshop-Weekdays
Jan 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

What's the Dill?“What’s the Dill?” – Sibshop 2021 Theme

There are all kinds of feelings just like there are all kinds of pickles. Sweet ones. Sour ones. And lots of in-betweens. During this series of Sibshops, we’re going to have fun with PICKLES! Yes, pickles.

Sound crazy? It just might be…and we know it will be fun. Games, conversation, and fun activities designed just for kids ages 6-12 growing up with a sibling with disabilities.

You can come as often as you like. Register once and attend any or all of the following:

Thurs. Jan 14 at 4 PM     What’s in your Pickle Jar?
Thurs. Feb 4 at 4 PM       “Dill” With It (Strategies for and by siblings)
Thurs. Mar 4 at 4 PM      It’s Kind of a Big Dill (Sorting out what you can and can’t control)
Thurs. April 8 at 4 PM    What Kind of a Pickle Am I in Now?

Find a day and time that you can have a quiet spot to join us on your laptop or phone. This is a time set aside for just Sibs.

“What’s the Dill” Sibshops also offered on

Sat. Jan 9 at 10 AM
Sat. Feb 13 at 10 AM
Sat. Mar 6 at 10 AM
Sat. April 10 at 10 AM

Teen Sib Leaders interested in volunteering to help with Sibshops should contact Brittany or contact us.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW

OR GO TO http://bit.ly/2021Sibshops

Jan
23
Sat
Sibshop at Urban Air Adventure Park @ Urban Air
Jan 23 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Sibshop at Urban Air 1-23-2021

In collaboration with the Urban Air Adventure Park, WisconSibs is offering a unique and safe in-person Sibshop opportunity for kids 6-12 who have a sibling with a disability.

Join us for a very special event – just for WisconSibs Sibshop participants! We will have Urban Air all to ourselves for 2 hours to connect with other Sibshoppers AND play in the Adventure Park!!!

Lots and lots of space for social distancing. Urban Air staff to keep things clean. Sibshop facilitators and volunteers to make it fun and comfortable for siblings.

FREE admission for WisconSibs Sibshop participants, thanks to a grant from the SAC Fund within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region. DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!

Saturday, January 23, 2021   9 am – 11 am   (Park opens to the public at 11 am)

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Click to register

Teen Sib Leaders interested in volunteering should contact Brittany or contact us.

Feb
4
Thu
Zoom Sibshop-Weekdays
Feb 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

What's the Dill?“What’s the Dill?” – Sibshop 2021 Theme

There are all kinds of feelings just like there are all kinds of pickles. Sweet ones. Sour ones. And lots of in-betweens. During this series of Sibshops, we’re going to have fun with PICKLES! Yes, pickles.

Sound crazy? It just might be…and we know it will be fun. Games, conversation, and fun activities designed just for kids ages 6-12 growing up with a sibling with disabilities.

You can come as often as you like. Register once and attend any or all of the following:

Thurs. Jan 14 at 4 PM     What’s in your Pickle Jar?
Thurs. Feb 4 at 4 PM       “Dill” With It (Strategies for and by siblings)
Thurs. Mar 4 at 4 PM      It’s Kind of a Big Dill (Sorting out what you can and can’t control)
Thurs. April 8 at 4 PM    What Kind of a Pickle Am I in Now?

Find a day and time that you can have a quiet spot to join us on your laptop or phone. This is a time set aside for just Sibs.

“What’s the Dill” Sibshops also offered on

Sat. Jan 9 at 10 AM
Sat. Feb 13 at 10 AM
Sat. Mar 6 at 10 AM
Sat. April 10 at 10 AM

Teen Sib Leaders interested in volunteering to help with Sibshops should contact Brittany or contact us.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW

OR GO TO http://bit.ly/2021Sibshops

Feb
13
Sat
Zoom Sibshop-Saturdays
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

What's the Dill?“What’s the Dill?” – Sibshop 2021 Theme

There are all kinds of feelings just like there are all kinds of pickles. Sweet ones. Sour ones. And lots of in-betweens. During this series of Sibshops, we’re going to have fun with PICKLES! Yes, pickles.

Sound crazy? It just might be…and we know it will be fun. Games, conversation, and fun activities designed just for kids ages 6-12 growing up with a sibling with disabilities.

You can come as often as you like. Register once and attend any or all of the following:

Sat. Jan 9 at 10 AM        What’s in your Pickle Jar?
Sat. Feb 13 at 10 AM      “Dill” With It (Strategies for and by siblings)
Sat. Mar 6 at 10 AM       It’s Kind of a Big Dill (Sorting out what you can and can’t control)
Sat. April 10 at 10 AM   What Kind of a Pickle Am I in Now?

Find a day and time that you can have a quiet spot to join us on your laptop or phone. This is a time set aside for just Sibs.

“What’s the Dill” Sibshops also offered on

Thurs. Jan 14 at 4 PM
Thurs. Feb 4 at 4 PM
Thurs. Mar 4 at 4 PM
Thurs. April 8 at 4 PM

Teen Sib Leaders interested in volunteering to help with Sibshops should contact Brittany or contact us.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW

OR GO TO http://bit.ly/2021Sibshops

Feb
25
Thu
Teen/Young Adult Zoom Room @ Zoom
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Teen/Young Adult WisconSibs Zoom Room-

6:00 PM- Ages 13 through high school

 

7:00 PM – College teens and young adults

Click to JOIN ENTER ZOOM ROOM

Mar
1
Mon
2021 Sibs are My Peeps Challenge @ ONLINE
Mar 1 @ 12:01 am – Apr 5 @ 11:59 pm

2021 Sibs Are My Peeps
Photo Challenge

Grab a couple packages of Peeps, a box, some glue, a little paper or decorations, and you’ve got fun for an afternoon.

HOW TO ENTER

Then take 2 photos and send them to [email protected] . The theme this year is “Who Are the Peeps in My Neighborhood?”. The contest runs from March 1 to April 5, 2021.

More information and see entries from previous years visit  https://wisconsibs.org/what-we-offer/sibs-are-my-peeps/

Mar
4
Thu
Zoom Sibshop-Weekdays
Mar 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

What's the Dill?“What’s the Dill?” – Sibshop 2021 Theme

There are all kinds of feelings just like there are all kinds of pickles. Sweet ones. Sour ones. And lots of in-betweens. During this series of Sibshops, we’re going to have fun with PICKLES! Yes, pickles.

Sound crazy? It just might be…and we know it will be fun. Games, conversation, and fun activities designed just for kids ages 6-12 growing up with a sibling with disabilities.

You can come as often as you like. Register once and attend any or all of the following:

Thurs. Jan 14 at 4 PM     What’s in your Pickle Jar?
Thurs. Feb 4 at 4 PM       “Dill” With It (Strategies for and by siblings)
Thurs. Mar 4 at 4 PM      It’s Kind of a Big Dill (Sorting out what you can and can’t control)
Thurs. April 8 at 4 PM    What Kind of a Pickle Am I in Now?

Find a day and time that you can have a quiet spot to join us on your laptop or phone. This is a time set aside for just Sibs.

“What’s the Dill” Sibshops also offered on

Sat. Jan 9 at 10 AM
Sat. Feb 13 at 10 AM
Sat. Mar 6 at 10 AM
Sat. April 10 at 10 AM

Teen Sib Leaders interested in volunteering to help with Sibshops should contact Brittany or contact us.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW

OR GO TO http://bit.ly/2021Sibshops