Events Calendar

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
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

 

 

 

 

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.

Mar
13
Sat
Sibshop at Urban Air Adventure Park @ Urban Air
Mar 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

NOTE: CHANGE OF DATE FROM MARCH 20 TO MARCH 13

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!

NEW DATE: Sat, March 13, 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.

Apr
12
Mon
Emerging from COVID-19 Session #4 @ Zoom
Apr 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Wondering about the annual K.I.T.E. Conference? Wonder no more. We’re moving it to Zoom and offering it as a FREE four-part learning series focusing on emerging from COVID-19 with Knowledge, Independence, Togetherness, and Empowerment.

This FREE four-part, four-week series is brought to you by SOAR Fox Cities, WisconSibs and The Autism Society of Greater Wisconsin.

Each session features experts discussing everything from self-care to staying connected, to what needs to be in your“transition suitcase” to embracing resilience & acceptance of “what is” and being hopeful of “what can be.”

Click for a full description of each session.

Apr
17
Sat
Sibshop at Building for Kids @ Building for Kids
Apr 17 @ 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.

Two dates in 2021:

February 6, 2021  10:30-Noon
April 17, 2021        10:30-Noon
– Choose your exhibit when you register. Options include:

Map of BFK exhibits

 

 

 

 

May
8
Sat
Circles of Life Sibshop 2021 @ Zoom
May 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Sibshop at Circles of Life

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.

To learn more about the conference go to CirclesofLifeConference.com

Sibshop offered to siblings ages 8-12

WisconSibs offers Sibshop for attendees who are 8-12 years old and have a sibling with developmental disabilities.

Sibshops are celebrations of the many contributions made by sisters and brothers of kids with special health or developmental needs.

This special Zoom Sibshop takes place Saturday, May 8 at 10:00 am. It is for kids ages 8-12 who have siblings with disabilities and have registered for the virtual Circles of Life conference.

At Sibshop kids will meet other kids who share the challenges and joys of having a sibling with disabilities. Of course, like all Sibshops, this one will be sprinkled with lots of fun stuff like games, scavenger hunts, and even Pokemon!

Register for the COL conference first to get link to register for COL Zoom Sibshop.

REGISTERED SIBSHOP PARTICIPANTS – DOWNLOAD AND PRINT ACTIVITY PAGES No need to complete this activity in advance. Bring markers to Sibshop so we can do the activity together.

Jul
19
Mon
SibDays of Summer 2021 @ Plamann Park
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – Jul 23 @ 3:00 pm

SibDays of Summer – July 19-23, 2021

This high energy day-camp for siblings ages 6-12  is held at Plamann Park just north of Appleton. Each day is packed with activities, including swimming, arts and crafts, hikes and hunts, games, carnival and playground fun. PLUS—siblings have the opportunity to share and celebrate the challenges and joys of being a sibling. We will have cruising through the week having fun with our 2021 theme “Sibling Cruise”.

 All campers start the first day at the Chris Brandt shelter. Older campers expand into their own shelter part of each day.

10am-3pm daily
Sign up for 3 or more days.
$40 per day* or $175 for all 5 days **

SibDays directors are trained WisconSibs Sibshop facilitators.  Campers especially enjoy their teen and young adult small group leaders, many of whom also have siblings with special needs. Space is limited to 45 campers.

*Campership grants are awarded, as funds are available, to families needing assistance. For information, check the financial assistance box on the enrollment form found in this brochure.

** Check with your case manager to learn if your county will pay some or all of the fee for this sibling respite program.

DOWNLOAD SUMMER BROCHURE

Plamann Park—1375 E Broadway Dr, Appleton: From
HWY 41, exit Ballard Rd., go north 2.2 miles, turn left on Broadway to park entrance. Follow signs to your WisconSibs event.