Aliza Weiss, M.Ed., CRC, Career Support Specialist
Sibshops began in 1982 with Don Meyer at the University of Washington. This inaugural Sibshop launched a worldwide movement that reaches all 50 states and 8 countries with more than 400 in total. Sibshops are opportunities for siblings of individuals with special health, mental health, and developmental needs to grow support and knowledge while having fun. This model encourages siblings to meet other siblings and be the experts of being a sib. Sibshops also provide the opportunity for sibs to share joys and concerns, learn how others handle common experiences, and learn more about what it means to have a sibling with a disability.