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Calling all CCDS siblings! ACD is partnering with Sibshops to provide a space for siblings of individuals with a CCDS to connect and receive peer support in a fun environment. The gatherings take place on Zoom and are facilitated by Sibshops certified facilitator Jessica Kruger. Sign up today!

Once you have signed up for Sibshops, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the next gathering. You will also receive Zoom links for future Sibshops events. Please email if you no longer wish to receive these invitations.

Meeting Themes for April 20 Sibshops:

12:00-12:45 ET youngest group (ages 5-7): Understanding difference: Strengths & Weaknesses

This activity will help participants acknowledge that EVERYONE has strengths and weaknesses. A theme that we will be focusing on throughout the session. It will provide our young sibs permission – from the start – to explore their siblings’ challenges and joys with all of the nuance. Whether that might be flattering or not so flattering. They will also reflect on their own strengths and weaknesses. This will be a theme for the day!

1:00-2:00 ET middle group (ages 8-12): Special Guest Visitor – “Aunt Blabby”

Since it was first presented in the early 1980s, Dear Aunt Blabby has been the most durable of Sibshops discussion activities. Aunt Blabby, an advice columnist, receives letters from sibs who have concerns similar to those that those in our Sibshops group might experience. Because she is not a sibling herself, Aunt Blabby needs help from experts to answer questions posed by her correspondents. We are looking forward to giving our Sibshoppers the opportunity to offer their creative solutions to help Aunt Blabby respond to these concerns LIVE! Sibs won’t want to miss the visit from our special guest!

2:00-3:00 ET oldest group (ages 13+): Exploring our sib identity, “I am. We are.”

Who am I? Who are we? This activity will provide sibs with an opportunity to develop positive perceptions of themselves, their families, their communities, and those who share common interests.

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2024 Dates

Saturday, January 27th

Saturday, April 20th

Saturday, July 20th

Saturday, October 19th

Each date will have three times:
12:00-12:45 ET youngest group (ages 5-7)
1:00-2:00 ET middle group (ages 8-12)
2:00-3:00 ET oldest group (ages 13+)