Here’s a fun workshop especially for siblings of Cork children with autism
Having a sibling with autism presents a unique set of challenges.
Many Cork families struggle to access adequate day-to-day support meaning that family members often take on caring responsibilities for relatives with greater physical, mental or emotional needs.
Something many people may not realise is that frequently, those carers are children.
That’s why The Rainbow Club Cork Centre for autism is running a Sibling Workshop specifically for brothers and sisters of children with autism to help children deal with the challenges they face when supporting their fellow tiny humans.
“Our Sibling Workshops play a vital role in supporting families and children with Autism,” said a spokesperson for the club.
“Siblings quite often take on the role of caregiver from such a young age, so it’s important that they receive support in working towards personal and emotional development in a safe and understanding environment.”
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Siblings will learn about autism through topics such as sensory needs and communication while learning to deal with emotions such as anxiety, guilt, jealousy and isolation. The workshop runs for eight weeks in the Mahon Community Centre for children aged three and over and you can enroll or find out more by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The club also has some amazing facilities and programmes for autistic children such as the Adapted Sports Program, Speech & Language Therapy, Art Therapy, and Life and Mentorship programmes. Check out the website to find out more.