Sibshops: Workshops for Siblings of Children with Special Needs

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Sibshops is a guidebook for organizing and conducting workshops for siblings of children with a broad variety of special needs. These workshops provide children and young adults with much-needed social and emotional support from their peers in a recreational and fun atmosphere. They can speak openly about how they feel (positively and negatively) about having a brother or sister with special needs in an understanding and supportive environment. New additions to the second edition include a chapter on Sibshops Standards of Practice, advice for service providers and parents from siblings, and techniques for adapting the program to younger children or teenagers.

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"I use Sibshops constantly. It is the resource for sibling support." -- Christina Rogers

"Every agency working with families with disability should be running Sibshops." -- Paul and Judy Karasik

"A valued resource to enhance sibling quality of life and overall family quality of life." -- Ann Turnbull, Ed.D.

"A real winner. It is clear, concise, and full of great information. A must read for those interested in serving and supporting siblings of people with special needs of all ages."--Tom Fish, Ph.D."Director of Social Work and Family Support Services, The Ohio State University Nisonger Center on Disabilities" (08/28/2007)

"The authors have not left out anything that would be useful in starting one of these highly effective play and discussion groups. Written in a lively, informal, easy-to-understand way, this book is excellent."--Mary McHugh"Author, Special Siblings: Growing up with Someone with a Disability" (09/06/2007)

"The premier guide for professionals designing and implementing interactive workshops to help siblings confront the special issues they face . . . This new edition will be a tremendous resource for the profession."--Thomas H. Powell"President, Mount St. Mary's University" (09/06/2007)

"I use the Sibshop book constantly. It is "the" resource for sibling support . . . I refer to it for every workshop."--Christina Rogers, BSW"Strong Families Manager, Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University School of Medicine" (09/11/2007)

"Every agency working with families with disability should be running Sibshops. Don Meyer and Patricia Vadasy have worked out the logistics and invented terrific programming that you can tailor to fit your audience. Run a Sibshop. Make a difference."--Paul And Judy Karasik"authors of The Ride Together: A Brother and Sister's Memoir of Autism in the Family" (09/25/2007)

"There is such a great need for positive, engaging ways to support siblings of children with disabilities . . . Sibshops are an innovative strategy for supporting families that has stood the test of time."--Ann P. Kaiser, Ph.D."Vanderbilt University" (10/29/2007)

"I highly recommend this book as a valued resource to enhance sibling quality of life and overall family quality of life--now and for the future."--Ann Turnbull"Co-Director, Beach Center on Disability, Ross and Marianna Beach Distinguished Professor, University of Kansas" (10/29/2007)

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Don Meyer, M.Ed., Director, Sibling Support Project, 6512 23rd Avenue NW, Seattle, Washington 98117Don Meyer is the director of the Sibling Support Project, a Seattle-based national project dedicated to the lifelong concerns of brothers and sisters of people with special health, developmental, and mental health concerns. A sought-after speaker, Don has conducted workshops on sibling issues and trainings on the Sibshop model in all 50 states and in seven countries. He is the editor of "The Sibling Slam Book: What Ita s Really Like to Have a Brother or Sister with Special Needs" (Woodbine House, 2005), "Views from Our Shoes: Growing Up with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs " (Woodbine House, 1997), and "Uncommon Fathers: Reflections on Raising a Child with a Disability" (Woodbine House, 1995). With Patricia Vadasy, Mr. Meyer wrote "Living with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs" (University of Washington Press, 1996). His work has been featured on ABC News and National Public Radio and in "Newsweek," "The New York Times," and "The Washington Post." Don is married to Terry DeLeonardis, a special education preschool teacher and consultant. They have four children. Patricia Vadasy, Ph.D., is Senior Researcher at Washington Research Institute in Seattle, Washington, where she conducts research on early reading instruction. She is most interested in research that may help children at risk for reading disabilities and children who are English language learners. Patricia and her colleagues have developed programs that paraeducator tutors can effectively use to supplement reading instruction for beginning readers."

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