Saddles and Sunshine is a therapeutic support group for the siblings of children with special needs. Siblings may experience feelings of anxiety, depression, embarrassment, and even jealousy. Our Saddles and Sunshine group is designed to help siblings manage these strong feelings, talk about how they are affected by their brother’s or sister’s disability and discuss what makes their family special. Research shows about 20% of children with a brother or sister with special needs have never met another sibling in the same situation. IN our supportive atmosphere, siblings will meet other siblings and have an opportunity to share their concerns and joys. The group sessions may be combined with therapeutic riding classes, the same type of riding that their siblings probably enjoy. All sessions are facilitated by a licensed clinical social worker and are available on a group or individual basis.
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