Workshops for siblings of children with special needs

In most families, siblings will have the longest-lasting relationships with each other. This can be especially challenging for families in which a child has a disability or special needs. Sibshops provide peer support, guidance and information to typically-developing siblings of kids with special needs in a lively, recreational setting. Open to kids in K-5th grade, Encompass Sibshops are run by Encompass staff and older siblings of special needs kids. Recognizing that being a brother or sister of a person with special needs has unique ups and downs, workshops offer a variety of fun activities and great opportunities to celebrate their contributions and talk with peers who “get it.”

Sibshops are $20 per session per child, and includes all materials and snacks. Registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to 16 participants and will be confirmed via e-mail. If you register for a session and your child is unable to attend, that payment may be applied to a future session within the same academic year. Scholarship funds are available upon request.

Now offering Sibshops in THREE LOCATIONS: North Bend, Sammamish, and Duvall! See the listings below for dates and times.

Register for Upcoming Sibshops

Duvall Sibshops

Friday, Jan. 19, 3:30-6:30 pm

Cherry Valley Elementary, 26701 NE Cherry Valley Rd., Duvall, WA 98019

Please register in advance via CampSite using the "View Product" link below.

Questions? Please contact Sandra “Sam” Sinanan at 425.888.2777 ext. 1226 or sandra.sinanan@encompassnw.org.

Price : $20

North Bend Sibshops

Friday, Feb. 2, 3:00-6:00 pm

Cascade Covenant Church, 13225 436th Ave. SE, North Bend, WA 98045

Please register in advance via CampSite using the "View Product" link below.

Questions? Please contact Sandra “Sam” Sinanan at 425.888.2777 ext. 1226 or sandra.sinanan@encompassnw.org.

Price : $20

Sammamish Sibshops

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2:30-5:30 pm

Sammamish Community YMCA, 831 228th Ave. SE, Sammamish, WA 98075

Please register in advance via CampSite using the "View Product" link below.

Questions? Please contact Sandra “Sam” Sinanan at 425.888.2777 ext. 1226 or sandra.sinanan@encompassnw.org.

Price : $20

North Bend Sibshops

Cascade Covenant Church
13225 436th Ave SE
North Bend, WA 98045

The North Bend group meets monthly on a Friday from 3:00-6:00 pm

Sammamish Sibshops

Sammamish Community YMCA
831 228th Ave. SE
Sammamish, WA 98075

The Sammamish group meets monthly on a Wednesday from 2:30-5:30 pm

Duvall Sibshops

Cherry Valley Elementary
26701 NE Cherry Valley Rd.
Duvall, WA 98019

The Duvall group meets monthly on a Friday from 3:30-6:30 pm

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Contact Sandra “Sam” Sinanan at 425.888.2777 for more information.

Email Sam