Sibshops

siblings play together

What are Sibshops?

Sibshops create opportunities for brothers and sisters of children with disabilities or special needs to meet other siblings and gain support in a fun atmosphere. Sibshops conducted by Lekotek reflect our commitment to siblings who have the longest-lasting relationship with their brother or sister. Sibshops acknowledge that being the brother or sister of a person with special needs is for some a good thing, others a not-so-good thing, and for most somewhere in between. They reflect that brothers and sisters have much to offer each other when given the chance.

The Sibshop model intersperses information and discussion activities with ice-breakers, fun games, and computer activities. Sibshops are not therapy, although their effect may be therapeutic. Sibshops acknowledge that most brothers and sisters, like their parents, are doing well despite the challenges of a family member with a disability.

Lekotek is extremely proud to be a registered Sibshop, having completed Sibshop training conducted by Don Meyer and the Sibling Support Project. Lekotek Sibshops are offered in person and via Zoom several times a year.

brothers at Lekotek

2022 Sibshop Events

January 15 (Saturday) 10:30am -11:30am [Virtual]
March 22 (Tuesday) 5:00pm-6:00pm [Virtual]
June 11 (Saturday) 11:30am-1:00pm [In Person]
July 28 (Thursday) 5:00pm-6:00pm [Virtual]
November 12 (Saturday) 11:30am-1:00pm [In Person}

Ages: For children ages 6 and up.
Location: Zoom and Atlanta Lekotek
RSVP: RSVP online or call (404)633-3430 so we know how many to expect.