This is a very important part of what we offer as the CEO is an autism sibling.
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);
Talk about the good and not-so-good parts of having a sib with special needs with others who “get it”
Play some great games;
Explore how other brothers and sisters handle sticky situations sometimes faced by brothers and sisters;
Laugh Learn about the services their brothers and sister receive;
and Have some more fun!