Press Release- OK SIBS- Oklahoma Supporting and Including Brothers and Sisters

NEW SUPPORT GROUP FOR ADULTS SIBLINGS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

OKSIBS will host two Adult Sibling Support Group meetings in January for adult siblings, age 18 and up, who are siblings of persons with disabilities.

The informal support group will meet on Saturday, January 8th at 10:00am at the Child Study Center located at 1100 NE 13th Street in Oklahoma City. Another meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 18th at 7:00pm at the same location. The meetings will be to discuss what services and supports are needed for adult siblings in Oklahoma and how best to deliver those services.

If you are an adult sibling of a person with a disability and would like to meet other adult siblings and provide your input into services and supports for adult siblings, please make plans to attend one or both of the meetings in January.

The OKSIBS is a collaborative initiative funded by the Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Council and sponsored by Sooner Success, a program of the Child Study Center at OUHSC Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Section. If you are interested in more information about these meetings or to RSVP for the meetings, please contact Lori Wathen, State Sibshop Coordinator 405-271-5700 extension 45180, toll free 877-441-0434 or lori-wathen@ouhsc.edu.

For more information, please also check out their flyer…

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