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SibSessions 'Spring Fling' Party on March 19
Posted on Monday, February 22, 2016 at 2:19 PM

When: Saturday, March 19, 2016
Time: 11:00 2:00 p.m.
(Check local TV stations for weather-related cancellation)
Where: Barber National Institute Cafeteria
100 Barber Place, Erie, PA
(Enter through gated parking lot on East 3rd Street)

Join us for swimming, lunch, games and make a craft. Please bring your swim suits and towels. Make your reservations by March 16th for this free event by calling Diane in Family Support Services at 878-5961. Questions, call Jennifer Markiewicz at 878-4117.

“Sibsessions” is a series of nine support group meetings for persons ages 5 to their 16th birthday who have a brother or sister with an intellectual disability. Brothers and sisters of individuals with intellectual disabilities are sometimes caught between the outside world and the world at home. To help balance life between the two, and to provide a supportive setting for the expression of feelings and development of new friendships, Family Support Services offers this sibling service. Time together includes lunch and may include games, crafts and sharing time along with swimming as scheduled. The sessions are offered free of charge and are designed to encourage the expression of feelings and concerns, as well as the positive aspects of having

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