Siblings of People with Autism: Unique Concerns & Opportunities

GoodLife Fitness Family Autism Hub

Saturday May 26th 2018 9:00 am –  3:30 pm

Presented by:  Growing Together Sibling Support

Featuring:   Don Meyer -Director, Sibling Support Project

Don is an influential speaker, and author and is also the creator of innovative programs for families of people with special needs.
As the award-winning director of the Sibling Support Project, Don has extensive experience and a wealth of knowledge to share with families and has presented on issues facing families of people with special needs all over the world.

More general information on Don can be found here, and his credentials can be found here.

If you are:

-An adult sibling with a brother or sister who has autism, or;
-A parent(s) of a child who is a sibling of a person with autism,

Then this event would be perfect for you! 

This presentation is geared towards adults, and will look at the needs of siblings of people with autism over their lifetime and how to navigate resources to best support their brother or sister with special needs.

Sibling relationships are often the longest lasting for an individual with autism and supports for siblings are critical; Don will focus on this element throughout his presentation.

NEW!  Day Camp available for children under 18!  An optional add-on for parents of young children.  The camp runs the same time as the seminar, and is a great option for parents who want to attend the seminar while having something fun for the kids at the same time.  They will enjoy fun activities, a short version of a sibshop for the siblings, and a movie.  More details to come!  (please click here with any inquiries regarding this portion).
Note that if this option is selected, you will be asked a short set of mandatory questions about your child in order to help us prepare accordingly.

Saturday, May 26th,  9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Auditorium at the GoodLife Fitness Family Autism Hub, 3688 Cessna Drive, Richmond

The day will be broken down into:

1. Presentations;
2. A panel of siblings who have the opportunity to discuss their unique concerns;
3. A Q&A session.


8:30 - 9:00:  Coffee
9:00 - 12:00:  Unique Concerns, Unique Opportunities
12:00 - 1:00:  Lunch (included)
1:00 - 2:30:  A Sibling Panel
2:30—3:30:  Resources & Questions

Cost:  (includes lunch)

$50.00 Sibling or Parent
$75.00 One Parent and an Adult child
$25.00 Additional Adult Child (accompanied)
$100.00 Professionals
$10.00 Day Camp (Per child)

We are very thrilled to welcome Don!


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GoodLife Fitness Family Autism Hub

3688 Cessna Dr, Richmond, BC V7B, Canada

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