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Mar
16
Sat
Journey Forward – Oshkosh @ James P. Coughlin Center (UW Extension- Winnebago Co.)
Mar 16 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

JF Call OutAre you a sibling who is concerned about the day your parents no longer can care for your sibling?  Or you’ve become responsible for your sibling and are unsure about the future and need some answers?

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.

 

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Journey Forward has one main goal— to help you as an adult sibling move forward with peace of mind. 

 

Presented by WisconSibs. Hosted by Covey.

When you finish Journey Forward, 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. 

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. The date of the second session will be determined with the group on March 16th.

REGISTER NOW! 

Have questions? Check out these FAQs or reach out to use at [email protected]

Mar
20
Wed
Disability Advocacy Day 2024 @ Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
Mar 20 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Disability Advocacy Day

Wednesday, March 20, 2024      
Must be registered. No Walk-ins permitted.

Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center,
One John Nolen Drive,  Madison, WI

Disability Advocacy Day is designed to connect you with your legislators so you can talk about issues that matter to you. You are the expert in sharing how legislative policies affect YOU and people with disabilities in their everyday lives.

JOIN US!  Make certain your voice is heard!

Official Site for Disability Advocacy Day: www.survivalcoalitionwi.org  

Disability Advocacy Day is a day-long event focused on connecting Self-Advocates with their legislators to talk about issues that matter to them. Attendees are expected to participate in the full day of activities.

Tentative Agenda

  • 9:30 Check in: Monona Terrace, One John Nolen Drive, Madison stop by Voting Resource table.
  • 10:30 Briefing on Survival Coalition’s current issues, planning time and lunch
  • 12:15 Rally at the State Capitol, Hamilton Street Entrance (3 blocks away)
  • 1:00- 3:00 Attend Legislative visits
  • 3:00-3:30 Check out and debrief after your visit at the Capitol

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION COMING FEBRUARY 1.
Registration opening soon!

  •  Everyone MUST register to participate
  •  Use your HOME/VOTING address to register.
    Business addresses or PO Boxes are not allowed.
Apr
13
Sat
Sibshop at Heckrodt Nature Center @ Heckrodt Wetland Reserve
Apr 13 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for Sibshop at  Heckrodt!

Come join us to explore the environment as Spring finds nature waking up after a long winter. Learn about the importance of local wetlands; find fish, frongs, turtles, and all kinds of hands-on activities for kids.

SAVE the DATE

Cost:  $15/Sibshop participant
Registration required in advance.

Apr
20
Sat
Kidz Expo 2024 – FREE! @ Fox Cities Exhibition Center
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

FREE!  FAMILY-FRIENDLY!  ACCESSIBLE! Oh, and did we mention, FREE?

Visit our WisconSibs display and vote for your favorite Sibs Are My Peeps display.

More information about Kidz Expo

Would your business like to sponsor this event? (over 4000 people attended last year)

Would you like to exhibit?  More information

Jun
18
Tue
Sib Camp 2024 – Devil’s Lake – June 18-21 @ Devil's Lake State Park-Baraboo, WI
Jun 18 @ 3:00 pm – Jun 21 @ 12:00 pm

Sib Camp June 18-21 for Ages 12-16 at Devil’s Lake State Park*, Baraboo WI (sleeping in tents), $475/camperSib Camp Tent inside

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 18 at the lower Ice Age Trail Campground and should be picked up by 12pm on June 21.

SIB CAMP INFO & REGISTRATION

Jun
27
Thu
Sib Camp 2024 – June 27-30 @ Potawatomi State Park
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 30 @ 12:00 pm

Sib Camp – June 27-30 Ages 9-12  Potawatomi State Park, Door County (sleeping in tents)  $475/camperSib Camp Tent inside

Great adventure for ages 9-12.  4 days, 3 nights hiking, biking**, swimming, paddling, and camping. 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”.

Sib Camp is outfitted and guided by experienced DC Adventure Center staff. The camp session at Potawatomi State Park features sleeping in tents 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.

SIB CAMP INFO & REGISTRATION

 

Jun
28
Fri
Sibshop Facilitator Training @ Madison, WI
Jun 28 @ 8:00 am – Jun 29 @ 4:00 pm

Sibshop Facilitator Training (First Generation)

Who benefits from attending WisconSibs training?

Adult Sibs
Service providers
School and child care personnel
Therapists, health professionals
Current Sibshop facilitators looking to refresh their knowledge/skills
Teen Sib Leaders age 16 and older

This two-day Sibshop Facilitator training includes:

  • Review of sibling concerns across the life span and strategies that work to address them.
  • Panel discussion with adult siblings
  • Goals and operation of WisconSibs Sibshop
  • Sibshop basics, facilitator agreement
  • Demonstration Sibshop
  • and more

WATCH FOR MORE INFO AND REGISTRATION

Questions?  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.