Sibshops - Sept, Oct & Nov

Autism Support Louth&Meath are very pleased to facilitate some further workshops for siblings of children with autism. 

The next Sibshops dates are Sat Sept 30th , Sat Oct 21st and Sat Nov 25th

To book please click on the links below

Sat Sept 30th

Sat Oct 21st

Sat Nov 25th

The workshops will be held in the Drogheda ABACAS School premises.  

There is a charge of €5 per child.

The Agerange is 7 - 13

The workshops will be facilitated by Olive Whelan  

Expressive Arts Therapist and Licenced Sibshop Programme of Events


Sibshops are best described as opportunities for brothers and sisters of children with special health and developmental needs to obtain peer support and education within a recreational context.  Sibshops are lively, pedal-to-the-metal celebrations of the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of children with special needs.  Sibshops acknowledge that being the brother or sister of a person with special needs is for some a good thing, others a not-so-good thing, and for many somewhere in between.  

Sibshops seek to provide siblings with opportunities for peer support.  Because Sibshops are designed (primarily) for school-age children, peer support is provided within a lively, recreational context that emphasises a child’s eye view.

 Sibshops acknowledge that most brothers and sisters of people with special needs, like their parents, are doing well, despite the challenges of autism.  Consequently while Sibshop facilitators always keep an eye open for participants who may need additional services, the Sibshop model takes a wellness approach.

All are welcome to attend -  You do not have to be a member of Autism Support Louth&Meath or have  sibling attending Drogheda ABACAS School.