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Rotherham Adult Siblings Group

Autism East Midlands are starting a new adult siblings group in Rotherham. This will be a group for siblings of people with a life-long learning disability or autism. We recognise that this group of siblings may share many similar experiences and challenges around the care and support of their brother or sister.

Aims of the group

  • To improve adult siblings’ wellbeing and resilience
  • To empower adults siblings to be advocates for their brothers and sisters
  • To support adults siblings in the transition to more involved roles in the brothers’ and sisters’ care and support as their parents get older
  • To give adult siblings a voice within services for carers and disabled adults

These groups follow Sibs group charter principles.

This group is part of SibsNetworkUK and is supported by the UK charity Sibs www.sibs.org.uk

About the facilitators

The group will be facilitated by adult siblings who have attended Sibs’ group facilitator training. The role of the facilitator is to make contact with new group members and to help everyone in the group talk about sibling issues and share information with each other.

About Autism East Midlands

Autism East Midlands is a leading specialist autism charity and has been providing support to people affected by autism for 50 years. As a parent led charity our values are rooted in supporting individuals and families to access the support they need to live their lives to the full.

For more information about the group and the dates and times of meetings please contact adultsiblings@autismeastmidlands.org.uk

Interested in in adult sibling support groups in other areas? Please visit Sibs Network