University of Washington Survey: Positive Results of Sibshops Last into Adulthood

The Sibling Support Project has been helping local agencies start Sibshops for several years. Many of the sibs who attended Sibshops as kids are now adults—and some of them are assuming increasingly active roles in the lives of their adult sibs who have disabilities.

Over the years, many Sibshop “grads” have shared with us how their involvement in Sibshops has positively affected their relationships with their siblings with disabilities and their own lives.

In the spring of 2005, University of Washington colleagues Amanda Johnson and Susan San