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The Sibling Service is a, non profit making, charity that specialises in supporting the brothers and sisters of individuals with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder or Asperger's Syndrome ( a diagnosis is not need).After school sessions run each fortnight in Braunstone, Wigston, Hinckley, Coalville, Loughborough, Melton Mowbray.If you have a child aged 8-14 with a brother /sister with ASD or Asperger's bring them along to our Sibs session. We provide the siblings with a safe place where they have the freedom to be themselves and share experiences with other children in similar situations.We deliver many different activities, art, craft, cooking, sport, games, drama, trips out, and more. There is a whole family summer BBQ, Christmas party and Sibs Summer camp. Whenever possible we plan activities and discussions as requested by the siblings.The groups offer emotional and peer support through interactive, fun and relaxed group activities facilitated by qualified, friendly and enthusiastic staff. We deliver many different activities including Arts & crafts, Sport and games, Drama. Trips include camping and watersports, climbing and Trampolining.  Alongside these activities, each SIBS session has a therapeutic focusThe therapeutic programme aims to FRAME:    FUN -  Siblings make friends and enjoy themselvesRELIEVE ISOLATION -- Siblings meet other siblings facing similar situationsACKNOWLEDGE FEELINGS  -  Siblings discuss and value the unique feelings and experiences of being a siblingMODEL COPING STRATEGIES - Siblings learn how to manage difficult situations and identify support networksENHANCE KNOWLEDGE  - Siblings learn more about their brother or sister’s disabilityWhat we can do for you as a ParentYou can talk when you see us or telephone anytime...We offer advice or point you in the right direction for support, information, resources and workshops regarding Autism, Behaviour Management, Wellbeing and Education. We can be someone to talk to in difficult times.  We can listen, empathise and can often share successful strategies and practical advice or information.  We can be a voice, and collect data to support you concerns and report them to other professional bodies.Our parents often network, share information and support each other.  We generally have other families who are experiencing the same difficulties as yourselves.Our enthusiastic highly trained team have a broad experience and expertise supporting Children with ASD and other associated and mental health difficulties.Cost : We ask for a donation of £5 per session towards resources, necessary training and running the non-profit charityFor more information about us and for an idea of the sorts of things we get up to, why not look at our Facebook page www.facebook.com/Sibsservice-360224637427751/You can also find out more information and useful links, our website http://www.sibsservice.co.uk/

Services
Respite and short breaks
Location
Blaby, Hinckley and Bosworth, Melton, Harborough, Charnwood, Oadby and Wigston, North West Leicestershire
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