What are Sibshops? Sibshops are a lively mixture of new games, discussion and guest speakers.
Who are Sibshops for? Sibshops are for six to 12 year old brothers and sisters or children with special
Who sponsors Sibshops? Sibshops are a collaborative effort of Lanterman Regional Center, the Koch-Young Resource Center and community programs in the greater Los Angeles area.
Who runs Sibshops? Sibshops are run by a group of volunteers, including staff members of Lanterman Regional Center and parents, some of whom have been trained by Donald Meyer, director of the Sibling Support Project at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Seattle, Washington.
At Sibshops, brothers and sisters will:
- Meet other brothers and sisters of children with special needs,
- Have fun,
- Talk about their brothers and sisters with others who really know what it’s like to have a sibling with a disability,
- Make new friends,
- Learn more about disabilities and the services that people with disabilities receive,
- Have some more fun