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Sibling Workshops with Brian Skotko and Sue Levine

Join us for a series of workshops on siblings with a brother or sister with Down Syndrome.
 

Brian Skotko and his colleague Sue Levine have been leading all-day and multi-day workshops for brothers and sisters who have siblings with disabilities at local and national conferences. In these workshops, brothers and sisters have opportunities, through interactive exercises, games, and role-playing scenarios, to learn more about disabilities in an accepting and confidential environment with peers. Brothers and sisters come away from the workshops with more information, social connections with peers, and early lessons on advocacy. Workshops can be adapted for siblings of all ages.

About the Presenters:

Brian Skotko, MD, MPP is a Board-certified medical geneticist and Co-Director of the Down Syndrome Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Skotko has dedicated his professional energies toward children with cognitive and development disabilities.To learn more about the Dr. Skotko go to  http://brianskotko.com/

Sue Levine, a social worker focused on sibling issues for the past 30 years.

For questions, please contact Laura Feiler at laurafeiler@hotmail.com.

This is a CDSPG event. www.cdspg.org

Siblings: BROTHER-AND-SISTER WORKSHOP for Teens Aged 14+

11 am - 1 pm includes a boxed lunch

Brian Skotko and his colleague Sue Levine have been leading all-day and multi-day workshops for brothers and sisters who have siblings with disabilities at local and national conferences. In these workshops, brothers and sisters have opportunities, through interactive exercises, games, and role-playing scenarios, to learn more about disabilities in an accepting and confidential environment with peers. Brothers and sisters come away from the workshops with more information, social connections with peers, and early lessons on advocacy. Workshops can be adapted for siblings of all ages.

Eventbrite - BROTHER-AND-SISTER WORKSHOPS Teens Aged 14+

BROTHER-AND-SISTER WORKSHOPS for Child or Tween

Child Ages 4-8, 2-3:30 pm or Tween Ages 9-13, 2-3:30 pm

Brian Skotko and his colleague Sue Levine have been leading all-day and multi-day workshops for brothers and sisters who have siblings with disabilities at local and national conferences. In these workshops, brothers and sisters have opportunities, through interactive exercises, games, and role-playing scenarios, to learn more about disabilities in an accepting and confidential environment with peers. Brothers and sisters come away from the workshops with more information, social connections with peers, and early lessons on advocacy. Workshops can be adapted for siblings of all ages.

Eventbrite - BROTHER-AND-SISTER WORKSHOPS for Child or Tween

WHAT YOUR OTHER CHILDREN WITHOUT DOWN SYNDROME ARE THINKING: SIBLING ISSUES FOR PARENTS

Parent Workshop 4:30 - 6 pm (Childcare is provided, but you must purchase a childcare  ticket per child.) 

Through a series of interactive exercises, parents will explore what questions, needs, and concerns are often raised by children who have a brother or sister with Down syndrome. Parents will come away with practical answers to commonly raised questions. This presentation draws upon Brian Skotko and Sue Levine’s publication in American Journal of Medical Geneticsand their new book, Fasten Your Seatbelt: A Crash Course on Down Syndrome for Brothers and Sisters. This workshop is also available online for free.

Eventbrite - WHAT YOUR OTHER CHILDREN WITHOUT DOWN SYNDROME ARE THINKING: SIBLING ISSUES FOR PARENTS - For Parents Only

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