SERVICES - SIBLINGS SERVICES
AHRC offers individual, group and family counseling for child, adolescent, and adult siblings of persons with developmental disabilities. In addition, Sibshops (recreational groups for children ages 5-13) and an Adult Sibling Support Group are offered. Counseling and support groups provide the opportunity for typical siblings to meet other siblings from families with developmentally disabled members. Download the Siblings Brochure.
Services are available to siblings from all five boroughs at the AHRC Main Headquarters located at 83 Maiden Lane, Manhattan.
Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease: Uncharted Territory-One Family’s Journey Special guest speaker: Mary Hogan; sibling and advocate; Member of NAIDD National Task Force on ID and Dementia Practices Hosted by: AHRC Sibling Committee of the Board of Directors. When: Tuesday evening, May 3rd at 6:30 AHRC 83 Maiden Lane
Manhattan Sibshops (ages 6-13)
Where: 83 Maiden Lane, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10038
When: March 9, 16 and 23 2013 from 11:00am - 3:00 pm
Please be sure to call if you will not be able to attend the group on any particular day.To participate in any of the workshops, please contact Annette Spallino at 212-780-2592.
Sibling Support Group: The Alzheimer’s Assoc., NYC chapter in partnership with AHRC-NYC is offering two new caregiver support groups for siblings with siblings who are developmentally disabled and now have Alzheimer’s disease. Caring for a person with developmental disabilities and Alzheimer’s disease presents unique challenges to the sibling relationship and difficulties about what, when and how to introduce services. The support of others is invaluable. Groups meet at the NYC chapter 360 Lexington Avenue (bet. 40th and 41 st. St.) Contact Wendy Panken at 646 744- 2917.
Teen Sibs Support Group: For typically developing sibs; meets the first Saturday of every month from 12-2:00; bring your lunch and meet up with other teens; ages 13.5 -16; Metro cards available. For further information call Annette Spallino @ 212 780-2592
SIB Sibling Information Bulletin
SIB is written by members of the Sibling Committee of the AHRC Board of Directors and is produced and disseminated by AHRC. Past SIB issues are available here for download in pdf form or abstracts for viewing online. If you would like to become part of the sibling mailing list, please telephone Annette Spallino at 212-780-2592 or e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Archived issues of SIB, as well as accompanying abstracts, are also available upon request. Should you wish to receive a copy of any of these, please telephone 212-780-2599 or, e-mail us at: email@example.com.
Helen & Jack Gorelick Sibling Scholarship
Do you have a brother or sister with Developmental Disabilities? If so, you may be eligible for the fifteenth annual "Helen & Jack Gorelick Sibling Scholarship." Two awards will be given in the amount of $1,000.00 each. If you are interested, please fill out both sides of this form [download form] and send it back by Thursday, March 15, 2013 to:
Jessie Backe at the Main Office
(83 Maiden Lane, 11th floor. New York, NY 10038).
Final applicants will be interviewed in April. You must be interviewed to qualify. The award will be given at the Annual Meeting in June, 2013.