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Our Papers

Here Are Our Most Frequently-Requested Papers:


What Siblings Would Like Parents and Service Providers to Know

This is our most requested and reprinted paper.  What Siblings Would Like Parents and Service Providers to Know began as a discussion we had with members of SibNet, our online group for adult siblings of people with disabilities. The five-page document contains twenty recommendatons that siblings want from parents, other family members, and service providers.

“I’m Constantly Thinking About Bev and Her Future”: Siblings Speak About Aging

This paper is an expanded version of an article published in Impact (Volume 23, Number 1, Winter 2010, Feature Issue on Aging and People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Published by the Institute on Community Integration & Research and Training Center on Community Living, College of Education + Human Development, University of Minnesota.   An online version of the entire issue may be found at

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