for siblings ages 5 to 13
At Including Kids, we are known for providing services to assist the whole family, not just to our clients with special needs. Our Sib Club is a social club for the typically developing siblings (ages 5-13 years old) of children with special needs. For these siblings, it’s extremely meaningful to be surrounded periodically by a group of peers who “get it.” Not every child understands the ups and downs of having a sibling with special needs, which is why forming these bonds and friendships with kids who do can give them a sense of belonging, understanding, and appreciation. At Sib Club, facilitators assist the children in sharing feelings and experiences in an encouraging and positive environment.
Along with providing a peer support, children in this group can attain a better mindset and outlook towards their lives and improve the way in which they interact with their sibling with special needs. By doing so, this group not only benefits the life of your typically developing child, but it also improves upon the life of your child with special needs as well as your own life.
The Including Kids community also arranges and participates in Autism Appreciation Events that can be fun for the whole family and help increase autism awareness in the Houston community. We also offer fun family getaways to Camp Cullen in the fall as well as a Santa’s Workshop for kids on the spectrum and their siblings, so that they can see Santa at their own pace without having to wait in long lines at the mall.
Including Kids, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color or ethnic or national origin in the administration of its policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, or any other programs which it administers.