January 20, 2012

Family Time: Sibshops help siblings in special-needs home


 Spend the day snowshoeing, snacking and sharing at Mayo's Sibshops. Created for the siblings of kids with a chronic illness or lifelong health concerns, participants will join in fun, age-appropriate activities (cross-country skiing, crafts, wildlife presentations) and spend time with their peers. "Basically the goal is to bring siblings together in an open forum to talk about the struggles and also the positive side of having a sibling with a special need," says Holli Johnson, Mayo Clinic social worker. "The hope is for the kids to have fun and maybe form some long-term friendships."

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