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 and SEND YOUR PHOTOS
The theme this year is “Festival of Peeps”. The contest runs from March 1 to March 31, 2023.
More information and see entries from previous years visit https://wisconsibs.org/what-we-offer/sibs-are-my-peeps/
Finished your entry and ready to show us?
Download entry form. Email the form and 2 photos to [email protected]
Save the date for this Sibshop for children ages 6-12 who have siblings with disabilities. More information soon.
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.
More information and registration at foxcitiesbutterflyfestival.com/registration/why-register
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.
WISCONSIBS FAMILY REUNION AT THE TIMBER RATTLERS
Kids Run the Bases
Family Night activities
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.
All campers start the first day at the Chris Brandt shelter. Older campers expand into their own shelter part of each day.
Sign up for 3 or more days.
$50 per day* or $225 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.
** Check with your case manager to learn if your county will pay some or all of the fee for this sibling respite program.
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.
Registrations accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.