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A Message for Young Brothers and Sisters


We're glad you've found us! We think young sibs rock!

While you are on our website, here are few things you might want to check out:

Sibshops. In case they’re new to you, Sibshops are really fun events for young sibs of kids with special needs. There are hundreds of Sibshops around the world so there might be one near where you live. No Sibshop in your area? You might want to help get one started or calling us at 425-362-6421.

Read books by and about young sibs. We have writtten three books you may wish to check out:

Views from Our Shoes (45 brief essays written by sibs ages 4-18);
The Sibling Slam Book (written with the help of 80 teen sibs from four countries); and
Living with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs (which provides lots of information on various disabilities).

While we’re proud of our books there are other good books about sib issues for young readers. Here are a few of our favorites:
• Tru Confessions;
• Are You Alone on Purpose?;
• Al Capone Does My Shirts; and
• Rules.


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