About the Sibling Support Project

Founded in 1990, the Sibling Support Project is a national program dedicated to the life-long and ever-changing concerns of millions of brothers and sisters of people with special developmental, health, and mental health needs. Our initiatives include:

  • Sibshops. Sibshops are lively events for school-age brothers and sisters of kids with disabilities and health concerns. Sibshops exist throughout most US states and Canadian provinces, and in several countries around the world.
  • Online Communities for Brothers and Sisters. The Sibling Support Project hosts the largest and longest- standing social networking groups for siblings and other family members, including SibNet, SibTeen, Sib20 and GKSN (Grandparents of Kids with Special Needs).
  • Publications. Our books and publications for and about siblings include Thicker Than Water, The Sibling Survival Guide, Views from Our Shoes, The Sibling Slam Book, Living with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs, and Sibshops: Workshops for Siblings of Children with Special Needs.
  • Workshops and Training. Since 1990, we have presented hundreds of workshops and trainings on Sibshops and sibling issues across the country and around the world.

The Sibling Support Project | A Kindering Program | 16120 NE 8th St. Bellevue, WA 98008 | (425) 362-6421 | Emily Holl, Director