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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
Sibshop Facilitator Training and Sibling Workshop Sep 06, 2019 - Sep 07, 2019 — Midland, TX
Sibshop Facilitator Training and Sibling Workshop Oct 04, 2019 - Oct 05, 2019 — Duncan, B.C.
Sibshop Facilitator Training and Sibling Workshop Oct 11, 2019 - Oct 12, 2019 — Phoenix, AZ
Sibshop Facilitator Training and Sibling Workshop Nov 09, 2019 - Nov 10, 2019 — San Clemente, CA
Sibshop Facilitator Training and Sibling Workshop Mar 21, 2020 - Mar 22, 2020 — Livermore, CA
Sibshop Facilitator Training and Sibling Workshop Apr 24, 2020 - Apr 25, 2020 — Chicago, IL
Sibshop Facilitator Training and Sibling Workshop May 15, 2020 - May 16, 2020 — East Lansing, MI
Upcoming events…