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Sibshop Facilitator Training
The only way to become a first-generation Sibshop facilitator is to attend a two-day Sibshop training.  And adult sibs, parents, service providers, university students and others often join us for the first day for a lively and rewarding discussion of sibs' issues across the lifespan.  We hope you can join us!
Confirmed dates for upcoming Sibshop trainings and other sibling workshops:
Sibshop training: Monday, August 4 & Tuesday August 5, 2014

Fairfax, Virginia
George Mason University | Fairfax, Virginia
Funded through a grant from the Virginia Department of Education
This training is for Virginia residents only.
Registration contact: Gail Holloman 703-204-3941 or

Sibshop training: Thursday, August 21 & Friday August 22, 2014
Portland, Oregon
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center Souther Auditorium/Providence Portland Medical Center Social Room
Registration contact: Mary Halvorson RN
Swindells Resource Center
Providence Child Center

Sibshop training: Wednesday October 8 & Thursday October 9, 2014
Albuquerque, New Mexico

2014 Southwest Conference on Disability

Pending confirmation:
Sibshop training: Friday October 10 & Saturday October 11, 2014
Los Angeles, California
Check back for details

Sibshop training: Friday October 24 & Saturday October 25, 2014
Chicago, Illinois
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Registration Contact: Sibsnet, Tara Conley

Sibshop training: Friday November 7 & Saturday November 8, 2014
Odessa, Texas
Hosted by SHARE
Registration contact: Tom Jones

More trainings will be listed here as dates are confirmed, so check back often!  To learn about pending dates and locations, visit our online training calendar


Want to schedule a Sibshop training in your community?  Drop us a line at

See pictures of Sibshops from around the world!

Sibshops in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

See pictures of a recent Sibshop training and sibling workshops in Turin, Italy.  


450 Sibshops Worldwide

There are now over 450 registered Sibshops in the US, Canada and beyond!  Sibshops offer young sibs of kids with special needs a chance to meet other sibs, have fun, talk about their experiences, and have some more fun.  

Find a Sibshop in your community

Learn how to start a Sibshop in your community

Frequently Asked Questions about Sibshops

See pictures of Sibshops from the around the world!

The Sibling Support Project is thrilled to announce our newest project GKSN--Grandparents of Kids with Special Needs!  No one knows what it is like to be the grandparent of a child with special needs better than another grandparent. Check it out!

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Introducing SibTeen! For quite a while, we have wanted to create a place on the internet just for teenage brothers and sister.  We're happy to announce the SibTeen Facebook group!  Learn more about SibTeen here!



The Arc of King County in Seattle produced an excellent video about sibling issues and Sibshops.  It's almost 15 minutes long, but provides great insights from sibs of different ages and cultural backgrounds.  So grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and check it out!  We've been on television, radio and in newspapers quite a bit lately.  Check out our media page!

Get your own Sibshop t-shirt, sweatshirt or mug! 

Click here to see an extensive list of sibling-related books!

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