Sibling Support

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Sibling Support

For over six years FEAT-NT has been an authorized and trained provider of the leading Sibling Outreach Program in the nation called Sibshops. Sibshops acknowledge that being a brother or sister of a person with special needs is for some a good thing, others a not-so-good thing, and for many, somewhere in-between.  Sibshops provide a spirited mix of new games, new friends and discussion activities.  Throughout their lives, brothers and sisters will share many — if not most— of the same concerns that parents of children with special needs experience, as well as issues that are uniquely their own.  With the exception of the child’s parents, no one in the family usually spends more time with children who have special needs than do their siblings.  And, because the sibling relationship is usually the longest-lasting relationship in a family— because of this, siblings and their concerns must not be ignored

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