SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – Eva’s Heroes is holding a two-day training that will educate attendees about sibling’s experiences across their life span. The nation’s leading trainer and educator on sibling support will lead the workshop on Friday, August 28 – Saturday, August 29, 2015 at the Whitley Theological Center in San Antonio.
Don Meyer, Director of the Sibling Support Project and founder of the Sibshops model, will lead the workshop. Meyer has conducted hundreds of workshops for siblings, fathers, and grandparents of children with intellectual special needs throughout the United States as well as Canada, Ireland, England, Italy, New Zealand, and Japan.
“This training is a wonderful opportunity to expand the services provided to families of individuals with intellectual special needs,” explained Shawne Zakaria, executive director of Eva’s Heroes. “The goal of the workshop is to provide participants with an understanding and appreciation of what it is like to grow up with a family member who has a child with intellectual special needs and how parents, teachers, and service providers can be a support system for siblings.”
Individuals who attend both days will become certified Sibshops facilitators and will receive education on how to start, plan, and conduct the activities for future Sibshops. Sibshops are a spirited mix of meaningful discussion activities and games designed to honor and increase the self-esteem of siblings of individuals who have special needs.
It is expected that seats for this training session will sell out fast. Parents, service providers, educators, clinicians and adult siblings who are interested in attending should visit www.evasheroes.org/sibshops to register for the event.

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