Arc ‘Sibshops’ return to Courage Center in October

ST. PAUL – Kids in Washington County who have a brother or sister with an intellectual or developmental disability can have fun and make friends at The Arc of Greater Twin Cities Sibshops starting in October at Courage Center, 1460 Curve Crest Boulevard in Stillwater.

Sibshops help kids ages 6 through 12 years express their thoughts and feelings about having a brother or sister with a disability. Participants connect with other kids who share their experiences and explore sibling issues through games, activities and discussion.

Sibshops meet from 10 a.m. to noon on the first Saturdays during the school year.

Meeting dates for 2012 are Oct. 6, Nov. 3 and Dec. 15 (date change). Meeting dates for 2013 are Jan. 5, Feb. 2, March 2, April 6 and May 4.

Sibshops are free for members of The Arc Greater Twin Cities and $10 per child each meeting for non-members. The Arc also offers Sibshops at five additional locations across the metro area. Participants should register in advance. For registration or more information, call (952) 920-0855.

The Arc Greater Twin Cities fosters respect and access for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, giving them the power to achieve a full and satisfying life. The Arc was started 65 years ago by parents determined to ensure the most full and independent lives possible for their children. Today, The Arc continues to be a family-focused, grassroots organization helping individuals and families address issues such as early intervention, education, transition to adulthood, health care, housing, employment, guardianship and more. For more information and volunteer opportunities, call The Arc Greater Twin Cities at (952) 920-0855 or visit