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Calling All Siblings, Ages 8-13, for demonstration Sibshop – November 16 – Vancouver

Posted October 24, 2013

ACT – Autism Community Training and the Down Syndrome Research Foundation are partnering on a special training November 15 & 16th focused on the needs of siblings of children with special needs. To improve community supports for siblings, we are providing Sibshop Faciliator Training, facilitated by Don Meyer of the Siblings Support Project in Seattle. Don is an internationally recognized writer of multiple books on the sibshop approach which he developed.

Wanted!  25 sibs between 8 -13 years old to participate in a 4 hours of fun activities

When:    Saturday November 16, 2013, 10am to 2pm

 Where: Simon Fraser University’s Downtown Vancouver Campus, (two minutes walk from Waterfront Station)


Treats for the siblings and their parents:

  • The kids will have a fun filled four hours (including a kid-friendly lunch!)
  • Kids will receive a $15 iTunes gift card as a thank you for participating.
  • The parents who transport them will be given a $50 gift voucher towards an ACT event or online video.
  • ACT will provide full supervision. Parents are not required to stay as it has been found that siblings appreciate an opportunity to engage with their peers without a parental presence!

If you are a parent whose child without a special need is an interested sibling, please contact Vivian Walker, ACT’s event planner, before November 1st for more information. Vivian can be reached at 604-205-5467 or

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