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Sibshops provides support for siblings of children with special needs

On Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. children are invited to a Sibshops gathering in the Education and Wellness Center at Rutland Mental Health. Sibshops are for children aged seven to 12, who are siblings of brothers and sisters who have special needs.

Sibshops provide brothers and sisters (and even close friends) an opportunity to meet other brothers and sisters who "know" what it's like to be a sibling, have an opportunity to talk about, and to listen to, others' concerns related to being a sibling of a child with special needs, in a supportive non-judgmental environment and to make new friends, learn new games, do crafts, share a meal, and have a lot of fun.

Participants should dress comfortably and be ready for action! Parents bring in $5 per child per session.  Includes lunch. Scholarships are available. RSVP: ARC Rutland Area at 802-775-1370 arcrutlandarea@myfairpont.net