Sibshops are a FREE designated time for siblings of children with special needs to get together. During Sibshops, there is time to get to know others who also have a sibling with a special need and play fun games together. Times for discussion are also included and allow the siblings to share common joys, concerns, and questions. Sibshop attendees are typically between the ages of 7 and 13.

Sibshops provide peer support and education within a recreational context. At a Sibshop, kids will participate in active, fun games to get to know each other and have fun with people who understand what it is like to be the sibling of a child with a special need. They will also have opportunities to discuss what it is like to have a sibling with special needs. Sibshops are a safe place for siblings to share various feelings unique to someone with a brother or sister with a special need.

"Sibshops give my son a safe space to talk about how he feels about having a brother with autism and hearing loss. It's been wonderful for him to meet others who have a sibling with a disability and to know that he's not alone. Plus, the workshops serve as a springboard for my husband and me to talk to him about his brother's disability and bring up those difficult conversations that we may not otherwise have had." - Sibshops Parent

For more information, reach out to our Pediatric therapy team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 309-452-0069 ext. 298.