Herkimer ARC Sibshop Workshop

By Cindy McNicholl

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

October 8, 2012 at 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM

Location: Herkimer ARC’s Recreation Activity Center at 320 North Prospect Street in Herkimer

Phone: (315) 574-7846



Event Description

The Herkimer ARC will host a Sibshop Workshop, a pedal-to-the-metal celebration of the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of kids with special needs, on Monday, October 8.

The free workshop is open to brothers and sisters, ages 8 to 13, of siblings with developmental disabilities. Sibling enrollment in Herkimer ARC programs is not required to attend. The Sibshop will be held at the Herkimer ARC’s Recreation Activity Center at 320 North Prospect Street in Herkimer, NY, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch will be provided and transportation is available, if needed.

Sibshops recognize that children who have special needs siblings have needs of their own. The Herkimer ARC workshop provides brothers and sisters not only the opportunity to enjoy an exciting, fast-paced program which includes recreational activities in a relaxed setting, but also to meet other siblings.

The goals of Sibshops are to provide brothers and sisters opportunities to discuss common joys and concerns with other siblings; to provide opportunities to learn how to handle situations commonly experienced by siblings of children with special needs; and opportunities to learn more about the implications of their siblings’ special needs with the assistance of certified providers.

For more information regarding the Sibshop, contact Jo Anna Keeler, Community Supports supervisor, at (315) 574-7846 or Please R.S.V.P. by Thursday, October 4, as space is limited.

The Herkimer ARC enables individuals with disabilities, and others in our community, to achieve full potential and to live enriched lives. Respite services for infants, children and teens are available either one-on-one or in groups with age-appropriate recreation and activities. Programs include in-home or community respite, after school, weekends, and even includes school vacation and summer camp respite services.

For more information regarding services, contact Monalisa Fermin, Herkimer ARC Outreach coordinator, at (315) 574-7822 or

For more information regarding the Herkimer ARC and the agency’s programs to empower people and enrich lives, visit
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