SibShop: November 5, 2016

SibShops are a fun-filled day designed just for siblings ages 8-13 of individuals with disabilities. Get to know other sibs, play games, and embrace what it means to be a sibling.

  • Sibshops are best described as opportunities for brothers and sisters of children with special health and developmental needs to obtain peer support and education 
  • Sibshops seek to provide siblings with opportunities for peer support. Because sibshops are primarily for school-aged kids, support is provided in a lively recreational context that emphasizes a kid's-eye-view
  • Sibshops are not therapy although their effect may be therapeutic for some children 
  • Sibshops acknowledge that most brothers and sisters of people with special needs, like their parents, are doing well, despite the challenge of an illness or disabilitiy