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SibsCONNECT Group (Ages 9-12)

SibsCONNECT Program at Autism Nova Scotia

Siblings are often our first playmates, our first best friends and one of our first advocates, and play such an important role in each other’s lives. SibsCONNECT will focus on supporting the typically developing siblings in helping them maintain a positive outlook on their lives and their role in their families, while encouraging the continuing understanding and advocacy for their autistic sibling! SibsCONNECT strives on putting a big focus on the well-being and self-advocacy of the typically-developing sibling, all while creating a fun and supportive environment for them to connect and talk about their experiences with others who understand!

SibsCONNECT is a 12-week long program for individuals between the ages of 9 and 12, facilitated by a group of individuals who are either also a sibling of someone on the spectrum or within the professional field that has a high focus in families and autism spectrum disorder. SibsCONNECT will be offered only in English and within the Halifax Regional Municipality for the pilot year.

Sessions are held once per week at the Autism Nova Scotia Bedford-Sackville location. SibsCONNECT is only available in the Halifax Regional Municipality and provided in English only for the pilot year.

If you would like more information about the program, please contact Kirsten Spasyouti, Program Facilitator, at or (782)414-6731.

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Caregiver Resource Packet

SibsCONNECT has created a resource for caregivers to support their children in their role as a sibling to someone on the autism spectrum.This packet includes information about when and how to have conversations, and ways to foster stronger relationships in the family!

Download Caregiver Resource Packet
Download Service Provider Resource Packet