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Sibling central: Program for brothers and sisters of kids with special needs

Many kids will tell you that having a brother or sister with special needs is a unique experience.

Sharing insight with someone who knows how it feels is a healthy way for siblings to cope with all of those mixed feelings.

A new program called Sibshops does just that. Sibshops, offered this February by Reach Child and Youth Development Society, is specifically for children ages 8-12 who have a brother or sister with special needs.

It is a program where kids can come to connect with other siblings, have lots of fun, and learn a little more about their brother or sister’s special needs.

The Reach Sibshops program is open to children in Delta and surrounding areas and takes place from 6:30–8 p.m. on four Wednesdays: Feb. 16 and 23 and March 2 and 9 at Reach’s Play and Learn Centre in North Delta.

The cost of $25 for all four sessions.

Pre-registration is required. Email caroly@reachdevelopment.org or call 604-946-6622, Ext. 343.