Due to video/audio difficulties, Harried Redman’s speech from her first event is shown above.
For the past 16 years, we’ve been serving Wisconsin brothers and sisters as the Fox Valley Sibling Support Network. We’ve sponsored regular Sibshops® and camps for boys and girls (based in northeastern Wisconsin, but open to all) and we’ve delivered future-planning training and social events for adults and families. We believe the family is the most important support system and can best help children, in particular children growing up with siblings who have developmental disabilities or long-term illnesses, if provided with information, services, and encouragement. Now, because of our mission and the encouragement of the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities, we’ve broadened our identity. As WisconSibs and WisconSibs/Fox Valley: We continue to provide Sibshops®, camps, future planning and events for families that are open to all, but centered in northeastern Wisconsin. We are expanding online content, consulting, coaching, future planning, and conference presentations for siblings, agencies, educators, social workers, and other professionals throughout the state. We are strengthening our role as the Wisconsin chapter of the national Sibling Leadership Network, and will continue to connect siblings throughout Wisconsin.