It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s Super Siblings!

Growing up as a sibling of a child with special needs can be both challenging and rewarding. Many are super heros in their own way, like Danielle, pictured here with her brothers Matthew and Zachary. A lot of these siblings, however, do not have an appropriate outlet to discuss issues they face, or gather with other children and young adults like them. Our new Super Siblings program is dedicated to doing all of this and more.

This group, specifically for those ages 12 – 16 who have a sibling with disabilities, gives siblings a chance to share their experiences, navigate their obstacles and manage their frustrations. At the same time, this gathering will help them enhance their socialization skills and boost their self-esteem.

Beginning October 26, Super Siblings will meet for eight monthly sessions through the school year. Each meeting will last 90 minutes, and will be led and supervised by a licensed clinical psychologist from UMSL’s Center for Behavioral Health. They will be held at Community Psychological Service – Center for Behavioral Health facilities near Manchester and I-270.

If you’re interested, and can commit to attending each session, please click here to complete the online form.

If you have any other questions, please contact Robin Diehl, Variety Program Manager, at 314-720-7717 or email robin@varietystl.org.