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What are Siblings workshops?

Brothers and sisters of those with Down syndrome tend to be compassionate, understanding, wonderful people. But we also know that being the brother or sister of someone with Down syndrome can have its tough times, too! These workshops will guide brothers and sisters through questions like “What is Down syndrome?”; “What do I do if I’m jealous of my brother or sister with Down syndrome?”; or “What will my brother’s or sister’s future look like?”

Workshops provide the opportunity for a lot of concerns to be addressed and feelings to be validated. Brothers and sisters will learn they are not alone in their experiences, while gathering some good strategies for how to cope with some difficult times with their brother or sister. It’s a time to learn, grow, and celebrate our community of brothers and sisters! Let’s get started!

What resources are available once I sign up?

Once you sign up, you will gain access to all of the workshop materials. These include age-based activities covering a wide range of topics from handling behavior challenges and the benefits of having a sibling with Down syndrome to being a policy advocate. Activities include Human BINGO, Down syndrome Jeopardy, Sensitivity games and more. With these tools, you will be able to organize your own Siblings learn about Down syndrome Workshop. Click on the Products tab above to purchase a plan by creating an account.