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History of SibNet

A Brief History of SibNet:


SibNet is the Internet's first and largest online community for adult brothers and sisters of people with disabilities.  Created in 1996 as a listserv, SibNet became an email-based Yahoogroup in 1998 and still exists in this format.

In 2009, SibNet was also offered as a Facebook group. And in 2012, the Sibling Leadership Network became a co-sponsor of SibNet to provide members information about advocacy efforts and legislation.

Don Meyer, director of the Sibling Support Project, is the founder and lead administrator of SibNet and is greatly assisted by adult siblings who serve as volunteer hosts.

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
Webinar: Siblings - Opportunities for Partnership Jan 29, 2020 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Sibling Workshop and Panel Discussion Feb 06, 2020 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM — Lafayette, CA
Sibshop Facilitator Training and Sibling Workshop Mar 06, 2020 - Mar 07, 2020 — St. Louis, MO
Sibshop Facilitator Training and Sibling Workshop Mar 21, 2020 - Mar 22, 2020 — Livermore, CA
Sibshop Facilitator Training and Sibling Workshop Apr 03, 2020 - Apr 04, 2020 — New York, NY
Sibshop Facilitator Training and Sibling Workshop Apr 24, 2020 - Apr 25, 2020 — Chicago, IL
Sibshop Facilitator Training and Sibling Workshop May 01, 2020 - May 02, 2020 — East Lansing, MI
Sibshop Facilitator Training and Sibling Workshop May 29, 2020 - May 30, 2020 — Vancouver, B.C.
Sibshop Facilitator Training and Sibling Workshop Sep 11, 2020 - Sep 12, 2020 — Midland, TX
Sibshop Facilitator Training and Sibling Workshop Oct 02, 2020 - Oct 03, 2020 — Quito, Ecuador
Sibshop Facilitator Training and Sibling Workshop Nov 13, 2020 - Nov 14, 2020 — Toronto, Ontario
Upcoming events…