PortSEPTA launches “Sibshops” a workshop for siblings of Special Needs Children.
Sibshops is a fun and exciting program created just for brothers and sisters of kids with a sibling who has special needs. Sibshops allows children a place to discuss every day experiences with other children who truly “get it.” Led by a sibshops-trained speech pathologist Nancy Weiss, Special Education teacher Angela Loomis and assisted by Syosset Sibshops moderator Ann Winter, OT. Sibshops goal is to provide an environment that will help create lasting friendships, learn about their siblings, while engaging in exciting games and activities. The Sibshops curriculum is used throughout the United States, and other participating countries. Sibshops are for kids in 4th -8th grade.
Meeting Location: St. Stephen’s Church (consignment shop entrance- not handicapped entrance)
Meeting Dates: Sundays, Feb. 3rd, Mar. 3rd, Apr 7th , May 5th Time: 3:00-5:00
Moderators: Nancy Weiss and Angela Loomis
Cost for all sessions: $25 per child (Port SEPTA members);$35 per child (non-SEPTA members)
Sibshops is being partly funded by a generous grant from The Port Washington Community Chest (www.portchest.org)
Nancy Weiss is a New York State licensed speech pathologist who has been practicing for over 20 years. Ms. Weiss received a Master of Science Degree in Speech Pathology from Boston University in 1984.
Ms. Weiss was trained by Donald Meyers in 2008 and is a first generation Sibshop facilitator. Angela Loomis is a New York State certified teacher of Special Education and Early Childhood Education. Ms. Loomis holds over 15 years of experience working with students with special needs, including learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and developmental delays.