Adult Siblings, their families, and invited guests are invited to join WisconSibs for a delightful Adult Sibling Holiday Social on December 6, 2017 at The Grand Meridian.
Bring your sibling, friends, family or caregivers for this relaxed, cozy, and delicious event. Free parking and easy accessibility. Great opportunity to meet other WisconSibs and their siblings with disabilities.
Please make your reservations by December 4.
Make reservations by calling 920-968-1742 or click HERE.
WisconSibs and SOAR Fox Cities is co-hosting this interactive session that will help you explore housing solutions and move towards independence. If you are concerned about housing for people with disabilities, come and learn from others, share your perspective on the issues, and join the conversation about options for the future.
Order dinner on your own and meet others looking for housing suitable for people with disabilities.
Please RSVP to [email protected]
Sibling Survival Series
Join attorney Kristine Williams and adult WisconSibs to get tips about future planning and other concerns of adult siblings. This first in a series of “Sibling Survival Sessions” connect siblings with vital information and helpful resources. Don Meyer’s book, “The Sibling Survival Guide” will be available for purchase. Event is FREE.
This one-day conference is packed with uplifting speakers to help bring joy to family caregivers and others. If you are interested, register yourself and look for WisconSibs table to gather for lunch together.
Features inspiring and humorous speakers and lunch.
Schedule of the day:
8:00 am Doors Open (must be registered – no walk ins)
9:00 am Welcome
9:15 am Speaker: Misdiagnosed:Discovering Joy in the Midst of Adversity – Jean Abbott
10:45 am Speaker: Joy Spreaders: Who They Are, What Makes Them Tick and Why You Desperately Need Them – Neil Ihde
noon Lunch – box lunch included with registration. Find the WisconSibs table to eat together.
1:00 pm Speaker: My Happy Place: Latte and Laughter – Dr Danielle Hairston-Green
2:15 pm Closing remarks
WisconSibs will have a table with activities and is LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS (teens or adults) to run those activities. If interested, click here.
H.U.L.K. (Huggable Unselfish Lovable Kids) Sibshop for boys and their dads
Being a brother can often be full or exploding emotions. Frustration and anger can blow up like mixing baking soda and vinegar. This Sibshop for boys has been an opportunity to look at how siblings can keep those explosions from becoming overwhelming them and turning into the HULK.
Chemistry teacher and Sib, Ben Stern (featured in SibNews), puts us through fun experiments, competitions, and discussions with the boys (ages 6 and older)…PLUS boys can bring their dads, a grandpa, a big brother, an uncle or other grown up friend. From HULK to Huggable Unselfish Lovable Kids, siblings experience the fun and challenges of growing up as a Sib.
S.P.A. (Sister are Pretty Awesom) Sibshop for girls and their moms
Being a sister of someone with disabilities can be pretty awesome. It can also be pretty full of exploding emotions. Frustration and anger can blow up like mixing baking soda and vinegar. This Sibshop for girls is been an opportunity to look at how siblings can keep those explosions from becoming overwhelming and keep life awesome.
Chemistry teacher and Sib, Ben Stern (featured in SibNews), puts us through fun experiments, competitions, and discussions with the boys (ages 6 and older)…PLUS girls can bring their moms, a grandma, a big sister, an aunt or other grown up friend. At SPA Sibshop siblings experience the fun and address the challenges of growing up as a Sib.
This is a great opportunity for kids and adults of any age who may be home taking care of themselves and others to have some fun.
Just get a couple packages of Peeps, a box, some glue, a little paper or decorations, and you’ve got fun for an afternoon.
Then take 2 photos and send them to [email protected] . The theme this year is “Take a Peep Around the World”. More information and see entries from previous years visit https://wisconsibs.org/what-we-offer/sibs-are-my-peeps/
Proceeds support summer camps and leadership programs for children and teens growing up with siblings with autism and other developmental disabilities, mental health concerns, or long-term illnesses.
Invite friends, family, and colleagues
SAVE THE DATE
K.I.T.E. Conference – (Knowledge. Independence. Togetherness. Empowerment.)
A mini-conference for parents, family members, self-advocates, and professionals. ONLY $10/PERSON [ADULT SIBLINGS – CONTACT US FOR FREE TUITION]
Co-sponsored by: SOAR Fox Cities, DSAW, Autism Society of the Fox Valley, WisconSibs
TO REGISTER, CLICK REGISTER NOW
Download and print flyer 2020 K.I.T.E Save the Date Flyer
We’re inviting WisconSib kids ages 8-12 who have a sibling with disabilities to this unique Sibshop using the video conferencing app called Zoom.
What do you do?
We’ll share what everyone has been doing during this “safer at home” time, share some laughs, and maybe even a scavenger hunt! It will be an adventure!
Remember: Registration is required. After you register, a link to the Sibshop will be emailed to you. To register, click on the link below.
Registration in advance is required. REGISTER NOW
In January, attorney Kristine Williams, joined our conversation. February focused on government benefits and services provided by Aging and Disability Resource Centers. Nathan Ruffolo, Benefit specialist and a WisconSib engaged us in an informative conversation. Many questions were discussed. March was cancelled due to COVID-19.
Now we’re taking our conversations to the virtual platform, Zoom. In April, we’re very excited to welcome Emily Holl and Don Meyer, authors of The Sibling Survival Guide” to our April 16th session.
Come enjoy a robust conversation. Bring your questions, insights, or just a listening ear. And don’t forget to bring your favorite late afternoon beverage. Come relax. You’ll be among other Sibs. We get it.
Registration in advance is required. REGISTER NOW
For adults who have a sibling with developmental disabilities or long-term illnesses, the journey together is lifelong. You may already be in a care giving role or expect to in the future. This program helps you clarify your role, get the planning tools to move forward, and connect with other siblings and local resources that will change 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 first 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 have questions about Journey Forward in general, contact us at the WisconSibs office.
Teen and Young Adult WisconSibs –
Join us any time between 8 pm – 9:30 pm via Zoom –
8:00 PM Open Mic – reconnect and meet new sibs
8:30 PM Announcements and updates
8:45 PM Game?
9:00 PM Open Mic
Advance registration required in order to get link to the event.