Kids Connect

When a child becomes ill, the whole family is impacted. Don't go through it alone.
At Good Shepherd, we believe that the family plays an integral role in a child’s recovery and participation in life activities. Siblings can positively impact the family, and they also need support. We are proud and excited to present Kids Connect, a monthly social event, for the siblings of children with special medical or developmental needs.

What is Kids Connect?

Kids Connect is a lively, three-hour event that celebrates brothers and sisters of children with special needs. The event is organized and run by a team of professionals who understand the impact a child’s disability can have on a family's function, roles and activities. Each event is a mix of information and discussion with dynamic games and craft activities. The event is open to children, ages 6 to 10, who have a sibling with a special medical or developmental need. 
Each month siblings will have the chance to express themselves in the spirit of the Kids Connect theme. Themes may be seasonal or may feature superheroes, camping, sport, and hobbies. Use your imagination to celebrate the theme. We are excited to see sibling creativity!

Kids Connect is organized and run by a team of professionals who understand the impact a child’s illness can have on a family and who love working with kids.

Events are held on the second Saturday of each month (no sessions in January, February, July and August) , from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Good Shepherd Health & Technology Center, 850 South Fifth Street, Allentown. The cost to attend is $5 per session, per child. Snack is included.

How to register your child for Kids Connect at Good Shepherd:

  1. Ask your therapist or doctor for a registration form and an information form/release or download them here:

Registration form

Information/release form

  1. Complete the registration form and information form/release.
  2. Send the registration and information form/release and payment to the address listed on the bottom of the information form.
Make checks payable to: Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital
A limited number of scholarships are available. Please indicate your interest on the registration form.
There are a limited number of spaces available for each session. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information about Kids Connect at Good Shepherd, contact us or call 610-776-8313.