DS ConneX for Young Sibs is a DSNetwork support group for youth (ages 6-12 years old) who have a sibling with Down syndrome or other physical or developmental disabilities. Brothers and sisters of individuals with Down syndrome or other disabilities have unique concerns, questions and experiences than other siblings.
Sibshops follow a peer support and education model, and are a fabulous opportunity to provide participants with kid-friendly information and activities ranging from guest speakers, to tours, discussions, team building games, fun self-expression activities, and more!
For the first time in a year, SIBS are invited to a safe distancing get-together at DSNetwork’s Enrichment Center in Tempe. DSNetwork welcomes back the SIBS who have participated in the past as well as newcomers to the group.
Date: Saturday, July 10 | 10-11:30 am (10 am drop off | 11:30 am pick up)
Theme: Red, White and Blue!
Location: DSNetwork’s Enrichment Center | 1445 E Guadalupe Rd, Tempe 85283
COVID-19 PROTOCOL: DSNetwork puts health and safety at the forefront of the families we serve. Through this commitment, we’re following strict cleaning and disinfection procedures. Temperature checks will be done upon entering DSNetwork Enrichment Center. Masks must be worn during the event and between bites and sips when eating or drinking. This activity will be set up with social distancing in mind.
Prior registration is required. A limited number of registrations are accepted for each Sibshop. Sibshops are a program of The Sibling Support Project. DSNetwork’s Sibshop facilitators are first-generation trained facilitators and assistants. All facilitators are adult siblings of individuals with Down syndrome or other developmental disabilities or certified HCBS providers. The intended audience for this program is siblings (biological, adopted, or foster) of individuals with disabilities.
Official Sponsor of DSConneX #4SIBS: