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The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism

Friday, February 15, 2013 at 9:00 AM (EST)


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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
ONE DAY Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 Ended $99.00 $3.47
BOTH DAYS Fri. Feb. 15 and Sat. Feb. 16 Ended $199.00 $5.97

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Sibshop Facilitator Training



Friday, Feb. 15, 2013  from 9am-3:30pm and

Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 from 9am-3:30pm


Fee: Attending BOTH days (required to become a Sibshop Facilitator)- $199 Includes lunch both days

Sibshops are lively programs just for young brothers and sisters of kids with special needs. The primary goal is to train new Sibshop facilitators and admistrators- that is, adult sibs, service providers, parents, and others who want to learn how to run a local Sibshop.

During the two days of the Sibshop training, facilitators in training will learn about sibs' life-long concerns, find out how to organize a local Sibshop, and experience what a Sibshop is all about as they join Don and local young brothers and sisters for a four-hour demonstration workshop.

Upon complethion of the two-day training, they are considered "first generation" Sibshop trainees and may, upon registration, start theirown local Sibshop.

Sibshop facilitator trainees must attend both days of the Sibshop training.



Fee: Attending Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 ONLY- $99 (includes lunch)

The secondary goal is to educate parents, service providers, and others about sibs' ever-changing issues across the life-span. This is for an audience interested in sibling issues, but not neccessarily interested in how to run a Sibshop.



About Sibshops Facilitator and Creater: Don Meyer is the director of the Sibling Support Project. Don is probably best known for creating Sibshops, lively programs just for young brothers and sisters of kids with special needs. Currently, there are over 340 Sibshops in eight countries. Don also created SibKids and SibNet, no-cost listservs for young and adult brothers and sisters which allow hundreds of siblings from around the world to connect with their peers.

Don was a founder of the SEFAM (Supporting Extended Family Members) program at the University of Washington, which pioneered services for fathers, siblings, and grandparents of children with special needs.

As a sought-after speaker, Don has conducted hundreds of workshops on siblings, fathers, and grandparents of children with special needs and trainings on the Sibshop model throughout the United States, Canada, Ireland, Iceland, England, Italy, New Zealand, and Japan. (Learn more about the workshops Don is asked to conduct.)


Don is the senior author or editor of six books:

  • Sibshops: Workshops for brothers and sisters of children with special needs;
  • Uncommon Fathers: Reflections on Raising a Child with Special Needs;
  • Living with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs: a Book for Sibs;
  • Views from our Shoes: Growing up with a brother or sister with special needs; 
  • The Sibling Slam Book; and
  • Thicker than Water: Essays by Adult Siblings of People with Disabilities


For more information about Sibshops and to order the curriculum Sibshops: Workshops for Siblings of Children with Special Needs Revised Edition visit: www.siblingsupport.org


Hotel accomodations near event: TBA


Continuing Education:

10 CEs for core hours for Licensed Professional Counselors APPROVED through the LPCA of GA

10 CEs for core hours for LMFT APPROVED through GAMFT

10 CEs for core hours for Social Workers APPROVED through the NASW-GA


Cancellation Policy: MRC must be notified 14 days prior to a training via telephone, fax, or email in order to cancel registration and receive a full refund. If notification is not received prior to 14 days, a $25 processing fee will be charged. Under extenuating circumstances such as sudden illness or injury, the particpant may be able to attend a future training in place of the one that was missed.

If you have questions, need more information, or need to register by phone please contact Jennifer McGee, LPC at 912.355.9098 ext 223 or email jennifermcgee@matthewreardon.org.


Sponsored in part by GA DBHDD




Have questions about SIBSHOP FACILITATOR TRAINING? Contact The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism

When & Where

Chatham Academy
4 Oglethorpe Professional Blvd
Savannah, 31416

Friday, February 15, 2013 at 9:00 AM (EST)

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The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism

Welcome to The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism, Inc. We diligently seek to meet the educational and therapeutic needs of children and youth diagnosed with neurological disorders with related communication delays. We offer a variety of programs designed to address these challenges and help these children reach their full potential.

Neurological disorders may be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. Our approach of providing these children with a full range of educational and therapeutic services is designed to ensure that each child receives the individualized attention his/her situation requires in order to equip and enable lifelong success. History bears out the fact that without this multi-disciplinary approach to treat and educate the child, lifelong success is often unattainable.

It is the mission of The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism to improve the quality of life for these children and their families. We are driven by the determination to assist a population historically under-served and hope that through our efforts more families with special-needs children will feel less isolated and more hopeful for the future of their children.

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