Sibling Support Group is not currently running. Please check back for the announcement of future sessions.
Note that this Group is paired with the Yoga Group so that families can attend together. The child with special needs can be in yoga while the neurotypical sibling is in Sibling Group and the parent is in the Parent Group.
Join us for a sibling support group for individuals ages 8-14 who have siblings with autism. The group will focus on support, making new friendships, and discussing how having a sibling with autism can affect the family.
Participants will learn about autism and its challenges; group activities will help individuals to better understand what it can be like to live with a specific learning or physical challenge.
Each week, participants will receive homework assignments. Siblings will have discussions and complete exercises with their sibling with autism or with their parents related to the weekly topic. We will then review the homework in Group.
This program includes a concurrent, mandatory parent Group.
Any interested siblings must complete a Project Rex intake with either James Truelove or Jennifer Warthen prior to attending the first Group meeting. Families do not need to have prior history with Project Rex to participate.
At this time, we are temporarily unable to accept Medicaid for group services. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work closely with South Carolina Medicaid to get Project Rex services covered. Project Rex is committed to serving patients with all insurance types. We also offer a self-pay option for groups. Please call LaVinia Bowens at 843-792-4113 for information about rates.
To register, please call 843-792-9162 to schedule an intake.
Once the intake is complete, contact administrative assistant Lavinia Bowens at (843) 792-0037 to confirm attendance in the Group series. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to each Group meeting for sign in and registration.
Questions about signing up? Check out our Frequently-Asked Questions page.