FREE Sibling Workshop: Siblings and Parents Q&A

Join us on March 9, 5-6 pm ET via ZOOM.
You will receive a link to join the webinar once you register.

Are you a sibling of a loved one with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus? Do you have questions you may want to ask or have never asked before? Join us in this safe and private space as we learn how to best support our siblings, how to advocate when they need it and find answers to questions that matter most to you.

What siblings might learn

  • Other siblings’ experiences with their brothers and sisters, and ways they have supported them
  • Ideas for self-care
  • People who share the same questions you might have about the future

What parents might learn

  • Ideas for how to support your sibling child as a caregiver
  • How to start important conversations at home
  • A look into the experiences of older siblings who support their brother or sister


Who should attend?

Siblings of a loved one with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus, aged 7 to adulthood (parents of minor children are encouraged to attend)

Who should attend?

We encourage registrants to send questions for the presenters in advance of the webinar by completing the registration on Zoom. For any other questions, please email Andrea Walters, Community Support Coordinator at

We would love to have you join us! 


Meet the Presenters

Melissa N avatar


Melissa Ngo (she/her) is a Family Support Specialist on the Client and Family Integrated Care team at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, where her brother was connected to services since childhood. Since joining Holland Bloorview in 2012, she has developed and led programs such as the first Outpatient Orientation, Family Workshops, and the Sibling Support Program. Co-design, first point of contact, and health equity are her areas of expertise.

Victoria_avatarVictoria Rombos (she/her) is a Research Coordinator and Sibling Support Program Coordinator at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Her career path was inspired by her younger sister with GDD/Medical Complexities. Victoria joined Holland Bloorview in 2016 as a student, later became a volunteer, and eventually became a staff member in 2017.



IMPORTANT: This session will NOT be recorded. In case you miss the workshop, here are other options to support you in your journey:

Holland Bloorview  Sib Kit
Holland Bloorview Sibling Group

During the webinar, the facilitators will open two separate meeting rooms for group discussions. One group with siblings ages 7-13, the other group with siblings ages 14 plus (with any parents). So, if you have more than one participant per household, make sure you have 2 separate devices logged in.

Have questions you want to ask any of our presenters? Need more information?
Send your questions in advance of any or all webinars. Please submit your questions to or