Journey Forward -
Practical help for siblings of people with disabilities to stop the worry
and start the journey forward.

a program of WisconSibs, Inc


Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM CST
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505 Northview Ave.
Waukesha, WI


WisconSibs 920-968-1742 
Autism Society of Southeastern WI 414-988-1263 

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ManderfieldsWorkshop #1 - You'll learn how to get started and how to involve your sibling and other family members in getting prepared for the future.  You'll also sense the support and care of other adult siblings sharing similar concerns and joys.  A sibling panel and panel of professionals, plus Q & A time and lunch provided.  Information presented includes legal, financial, support, and benefits. Click for video.

You'll leave this workshop with the tools to complete a Letter of Intent.  Your sibling with disabilities will leave with a start on a useful scrapbook, "My Journey Forward" and eager to come back.

Workshop # 2 - A date and time will be determined when the participants can meet again.  Bring your Letter of Intent from Workshop #1. You will have the opportunity to meet with one or more experts to discuss your specific questions to move forward.

Are you a sibling of a person with disabilities who has never been sure about the future plans for your sibling and need some answers?  Journey Forward Video Clip

Or perhaps even as a child, you expected that when the day came and your parents no longer could care for your brother or sister, you'd take over... and now you are unsure?  

Or do you just need to know what to do next?

The facts are clear. Without adequate plans for the future, vulnerable siblings can face disruptive transitions, endure emergency placements in inappropriate settings, and suffer through inadequate financial and legal safeguards, all of which place a strain on siblings and other family members.

Yet the majority of adults who have siblings with disabilities feel very unprepared.

WisconSibs Journey Forward has one main goal -
to help you be prepared.

When you are finished with the 2 Journey Forward workshops, you will have a living, written document which describes your sibling's desired future living arrangement, community role, and lifestyle preferences.  You will have a plan that includes practical directions and information for maintaining continuity in your sibling's daily life and needed support to achieve these outcomes.  Some call it peace of mind.

Workshop #1-Saturday, February 17, 2018  8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Registration includes lunch and all materials.

Registration fee - $75 per family* 
*Includes adult sibling and their adult guests.
Workshop # 2 will be scheduled with participants at a date and time that works into your schedule.

Let's Journey Forward!  Don't put it off any longer.

For more information or questions, call 920-968-1742 or click WisconSibs.

*Thanks to financial support from Bader Philanthropies and support from the following sponsors:

Autism Society of Southeastern WI
Easterseals Southeast Wisconsin
Life Navigators