Sibshops Offered by Independent Living Resource Center, Inc. (ILRC)

ILRC is pleased to announce that Sibshops, an exciting six-week program just for brothers and sisters of kids with disabilities, is now being offered at no cost to participants.

Sibshops are opportunities for brothers and sisters of children with disabilities to obtain peer support and education within a recreational context. Siblings of kids-with-disabilities at these events get to meet other sibs, have fun, laugh, talk about the good and not-so-good parts of having a sib with disabilities, play games, talk with others who “get it” about the good (and sometimes not so good) parts of having a sibling with disabilities, learn something about the services their brothers and sisters receive, and have some more fun. Sibshops take a wellness perspective and were developed for sibs in the 8-13 year-old age range.

ILRC’s Sibshops are ran by a team of people who have professional and/or personal understanding of the impact a child’s disability can have on brothers and sisters. Snacks and supplies are provided. Sibshops will be held from 9am – 12pm at ILRC located at 1760 Southridge Blvd, Jefferson City, MO. These will be on various dates from June 1 through August 17, 2013. Specific dates are noted on ILRC’s website at or for more information and to register, contact Jenny Cowart at 573-556-0400 or Please note that space is limited.

Independent Living Resource Center, Inc. (ILRC) is a non-residential, consumer-controlled, not-for-profit organization that provides services and support for individuals with disabilities in Southern Callaway, Camden, Cole, Miller, Morgan, Moniteau, and Osage counties. ILRC works to promote greater independence and empowerment for persons with disabilities through advocacy and resources.

ILRC provides core services of Peer Support, Advocacy, Information and Referral, and Independent Living Skills Training free of charge to the consumer. Additional services and programs include Accessibility Surveys, Consumer Directed Services, Children & Youth Services including MPACT Certified Parent Mentors and Youth Group, De-institutionalization, Equipment Loan, Home Modifications / Ramps, TAP-T (Telecommunications Access Program), and the ILRC Care Closet.

Sibshops May 2013