The challenges which confront siblings of children with special needs are often not well understood or fully recognized. To address these important issues, the group Special Kids/Special Families is sponsoring a free seminar (although they request contributions to defray expenses) on this topic. Dr. Richard Ney will discuss "Understanding the Siblings of Children with Special Needs" on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2006 at the JCYS Northwest Family Center, 1700 Weiland Road, Buffalo Grove from 7 to 9:00 p.m.
According to Dr. Ney, sometimes the needs of siblings become lost when families are involved in caring for a child with special needs. This meeting will explore the emotional, social and intellectual development of those siblings. Special Kids/Special Families is a support group for parents of children with special needs. For more information or to register for the meeting, please call Susan Bauer, 847-913-1978 or Marilyn Green-Rebnord, 847-821-7740.