Sibshops are pedal-to-the-metal celebrations of the many contributions made by brothers and sisters of kids with special needs.
Sibshops acknowledge that being the brother or sister of a person with special needs is for some a good thing, others a not-so-good thing, and for many, somewhere in-between. They reflect a belief that brothers and sisters have much to offer one another — if they are given a chance. Sibshops are a spirited mix of new games (designed to be unique, off-beat, and appealing to a wide ability range), new friends, and discussion activities.
The Sibshop curriculum is used throughout the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Iceland, Japan, New Zealand, Guatemala, Turkey, and Argentina.
- Learn where to find a Sibshop in your community
- A Brief Description of the Sibshops (pdf)
- Frequently Asked Questions about Sibshops (pdf)
- Read about a study on the impact of Sibshops
- Learn how to become a "first-generation" Sibshop facilitator.
- Read the Sibshop Standards of Practice
- Talk to staff of the Sibling Support Project about creating a Sibshop in your community
- Share ideas and activities about your Sibshop efforts with siblings on SibGroup, our listserv for those running Sibshops and similar programs