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*Sibshops continues to be active during the pandemic. Please contact Valerie Maio at or 781-409-1919 to learn more about virtual and in-person opportunities for participation.

Sibshops is a nationally acclaimed program of fun workshops for kids ages 8-14 who have siblings with special needs. Each Sibshop gives participants opportunity to participate in recreational activities that encourage sharing, laughter, and fun! Kids will have the chance to meet and connect with other kids, who also have siblings with special needs. 

Our monthly meetings include fun activities like laser tag, snow tubing, pottery painting, and other exciting field trips. At Sibshops, siblings will:

  • Meet other siblings of children with special needs and have a great time together
  • Obtain peer support and education in a fun and recreational environment
  • Share experiences in a supportive and non-judgmental environment, with other siblings who understand

Thanks to a generous donation from the HALO foundation, there is no cost for JF&CS Sibshops. Registration is open to anyone. Check out our flyer

Registration is required. Please contact Valerie Maio, Manager of Programming for Children with Special Needs at or 781-409-1919. 

Please visit for more information on Don Meyer and the Sibshops national model. 

Please visit for more information about the HALO Foundation.

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