Sibshops is an opportunity for brothers and sisters of children with special health, mental health, and developmental needs to obtain peer support and education within a recreational context. Sibshops are lively, energetic, and engaging celebrations of the many contributions made by the brothers and sisters of kids with special needs. Sibshops provides these children a fun environment where they can meet other kids growing up in similar family situations.

Join us for the first Sibshops of the 2016-17 school year!

Date September 23, 2017

Time 9:00 – 11:30 AM

First United Methodist Church
236 W. Crystal Lake Ave.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

All participants will need an updated registration form filled out for the first Sibshops meeting.

Registration Dates

Registration for 8-14 Year Old Sibs
Registration for 8-14 Year Old Sibs – Spanish

Parent Letter
Parent Letter – Spanish

Printable Flyer
Printable Flyer – Spanish

Teen Volunteer Application

What are other parents saying about Sibshops?

“I think my daughter learned to be more patient with her brother and more protective of him. I also think she was relieved to discover that she was not alone.”
“She always has a great time. She likes that it is just for her.”

“He benefits by being social and having others that share similar circumstances to speak with.”\

What have kids said about Sibshops?

“Sibshops makes me think about my sib by reminding me of how important he is to me, and that I’m not the only person with a sib with special needs.”
“There is nothing I don’t like about Sibshops!”

“I think that other kids who have a sister or brother with special needs would like Sibshops because they get to relate to each other about the hardships of having a sib with special needs.”