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MEDIA ADVISORY-Vanderbilt Kennedy Center hosts workshop for children with special needs siblings

Oct. 16, 2003, 12:06 PM

The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development will host a Sibshop, an activity-based retreat for children ages 7 through 12 who have a sibling with special needs, this Saturday, Oct. 19, 2003, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The children will work with an education staff member from the Frist Center for the Visual Arts to create a unique quilt that will hang in the new Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Sibshops were developed to provide peer-based support and education to children with special needs siblings in a fun, interactive atmosphere. Participants will take part in a wide range of games, exercises and visits with special guests. This will be the first of four Sibshops the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center will host throughout the year.

WHAT: Sibshop, sponsored by the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

WHERE: Room 241 at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center/MRL Building, corner of 21st Avenue South and Edgehill, Peabody Campus

WHEN: Saturday, October 19, 2003, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The quilt making activity with Frist Center leadership is scheduled 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Media contact: Melanie Catania, (615) 322-NEWS melanie.moran@vanderbilt.edu

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