Ohio SIBS Hosts “Sibs Looking Forward” Transition Retreat Weekend
Ohio Special Initiatives by Brothers and Sisters (SIBS) – with support from the Nisonger Center (a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities) and the Ohio DD Council – has taken a unique approach to helping young people with disabilities navigate the transition process. Each spring they invite siblings with and without disabilities to participate in a retreat to learn about the transition process, get to know their sibling better,and prepare for the future. Time is spent doing team building activities, enjoying the out doors, and developing ideas and plans for the future. Having just completed its third year, Sibs Looking Forward utilizes adult siblings and graduate student trainees as counselors and role models. Ohio SIBS is one of the oldest siblings organizations in the US and a founding chapter of the Sibling Leadership Network.