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Sibling Support

Sibling Support



519 15th St, Conference Room D, Oregon City

United Cerebral Palsy’s Family Support announces a new training:

Sibling Support

Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Location: Providence Willamette Park
519 15th St, Conference Room D, Oregon City
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

This training will provide how parents and family members can help siblings understand the joys, struggles and inspiration that come with having a sibling with a disability. Will include hints for adult siblings who may eventually take the reins from parents and/or caregivers. What to expect and how to prepare.

About the Presenter:
Genevieve Athens has a private practice called Autism Lifespan Coach, www.autismlifespancoach.com, serving families and adults with ASD in Oregon and Washington. She is also the parent of two children, a daughter with Autism, and a neurotypical son. In 2005, Genevieve hosted Don Myers of the Sibling Support Project to conduct a training on sibling support for parents and also train attendees on starting a Sibshop. A Sibshop was launched in SE Portland in 2006 and ran for over two years. Support and services for siblings continues to garner attention in the U.S. and Genevieve has presented this presentation in Hood River and Portland for Swindells Resource Center, on the Autism Empowerment radio and at the 2012 Autism Society of America’s national conference in San Diego. She will present this talk in October at the North Carolina Eastern Regional Health Center in Greenville, North Carolina.

This is a FREE training

Please RSVP if you plan to attend, as attendance and childcare space are both limited. RSVP to: Susan Cushman, scushman@ucpaorwa.org or 503-467-0332

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