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Sibshops

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Sibshops provide young brothers and sister peer support and information in a lively, recreational setting.


For the adults who run them and for the agencies that sponsor them, Sibshops are evidence of their loving concern for the family member who will have the longest-lasting relationship with a person who has a disability.

However, for the kids who attend them, Sibshops are pedal-to-the-metal events where they will:

  • Meet other sibs (usually for the first time);
  • Have fun;
  • Talk about the good and not-so-good parts of having a sib with special needs with others who “get it”;
  • Play some great games;
  • Learn how other brother and sisters handle sticky situations sometimes faced by brothers and sisters;
  • Laugh;
  • Learn something about the services their brothers and sister receive; and
  • Have some more fun!

The Sibshop curriculum is used throughout the United States and Canada and in Japan, New Zealand, Argentina, Iceland, Ireland, England, Italy, and Turkey.

Learn more about Sibshops:

  • Frequently Asked Questions about Sibshops.
  • A brief description of Sibshops
  • University of Washington Study on the impact of Sibshops
  • Learn how to start a Sibshop in your community
  • Get a copy of the Sibshop curriculum
  • Find a Sibshop near you
  • Sibshop T-shirts, Sweatshirts, Mugs and More!

Join Us At One of Our Workshops or Training Events
The only way to become a first-generation Sibshop facilitator is to attend a two-day Sibshop training.

Even if you don't want to  become a Sibshop facilitator, you can join us for the first day for a lively and rewarding discussion of sibs' issues across the lifespan. 

Please know:
Registration costs are determined by the agencies hosting the workshops and trainings.  For information and to register, please contact these agencies directly. 

Below you'll find dates for upcoming Sibshop facilitator trainings and other sibling workshops.  If you'd like to discuss hosting a training in your community, please drop us a line at
Upcoming Events
Sibshop Facilitator Training and Sibling Workshops Mar 03, 2017 - Mar 04, 2017 — Las Vegas, Nevada
Sibshop Facilitator Training and Sibling Workshops Mar 10, 2017 - Mar 11, 2017 — Fargo, North Dakota
Sibshop Facilitator Training and Sibling Workshops Mar 31, 2017 - Apr 01, 2017 — Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Sibshop Facilitator Training and Sibling Workshops May 04, 2017 - May 05, 2017 — Boston, Massachusetts
Sibshop Facilitator Training and Sibling Workshops Sep 29, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017 — Midland, Texas
Sibshop Facilitator Training and Sibling Workshops Oct 06, 2017 - Oct 07, 2017 — Dublin, Ireland
Upcoming events…