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Sibshops provide young brothers and sisters with 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 lively, 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 support needs with others who “get it”;
  • Play some great games;
  • Explore how other siblings handle sticky situations sometimes faced by sibs;
  • Laugh;
  • Learn about the s