Autism Community Education :: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Community Education Classes

Nationwide Children's Hospital Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD) provides community education classes for Autism Aides and siblings of children with Autism.


SibshopsTM

Brothers and sisters of children with autism have feelings that are difficult to express, even to a friend, sadness that a sibling cannot learn things, anger when their behavior prevents the family from doing things other families do, or the special pride when a sibling with autism learns a basic but important life skill. At SibshopsTM siblings will share these feelings with others who truly understand autism.

Classes are geared for children 7-12 who have a sibling with autism. The program focuses on using fun and games to explore feelings and share information. The Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders will be hosting and running the group.

At SibshopsTM Kids Will:

  • Meet other siblings in a relaxed, fun atmosphere

  • Discuss common joys and concerns with other siblings of children with autism

  • Learn how others handle situations commonly experienced by siblings of children with autism

  • Provide parents and other professionals with opportunities to learn more about the concerns often times experienced by brothers and sisters of people with special needs

Dates: Classes are held on Saturdays. Children can attend as many times as they want. The Sibshop program changes with every session to meet the needs of the children enrolled.

Session dates for 2016:

  • January 16 - Winter Weather Fun
  • February 20 - Sweetarts and Candy Hearts!
  • March 12 - Saint Patrick's Day
  • April 16 - Autism Awareness
  • May 21 - Spring Fling
  • June 18 - Summer Fun
  • July 16 - Water Day
  • August 20 - Buckeye Bash
  • September 17 - Fall Fun
  • October 22 - Boo Bash
  • November 12 - Thanksgiving Gobble
  • December 10 - Happy Holidays!

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders - 187 W. Schrock Rd., Westerville, Ohio 43081

Cost: Sessions are $20 each.

To register: Call (614) 355.0662 or register online through our Education Portal.You can use the keywords "Autism" to find the SibShops courses that are currently available for registration..

Contact Information

Westerville Close To Home Center at 187 W. Schrock Rd
Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: (614) 355-7500
Fax: (614) 355-7533

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