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. View the Siblings Brochure.
Services are available to siblings from all five boroughs at the AHRC Main Headquarters located at 83 Maiden Lane, Manhattan.
Manhattan Sibshops (ages 6-13)
Where: 83 Maiden Lane, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10038
When: February 1st, 8th, and 15th, 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.
Teen Sibs Support Group: If you are a Teen between the ages of 13.5 and 16 and have a brother or sister with special needs you are invited to join us. The group meets every other month beginning September 21st, from 12-2pm.The next Teen Sibs group will meet on Saturday Feb 1, 2014 from 12-2. Lunch and Metro Cards are 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.