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WisconSibs, Inc is a nonprofit which serves the over 600,000 sisters and brothers of people with disabilities who have a connection with Wisconsin (we call them WisconSibs). Too long forgotten or overlooked, we aim to help siblings feel less isolated and more empowered through peer support and informational program, social activities, leadership development, and consultation. No one has a longer relationship with a person with disabilities than their sibling(s). Medical advancements, shrinking social service dollars and longer life spans mean siblings will likely have responsibilities greater and longer than any other generation before. Looking after their own health and well-being and preparing for the future is critical to siblings, their sisters and brothers with disabilities, and to the community. WisconSibs, Inc offers programs for siblings throughout the lifespan, from childhood through adulthood, including Sibshops and SibDays of Summer (ages 6-12), Sib Camp (ages 9-17), Teen Sib Leadership programs, adult sibling social activities, and Journey Forward, a program to help adult siblings with future planning. The organization also offers presentations and consultation for parents and professionals regarding sibling issues. Established in 1998, WisconSibs, Inc. is the oldest nonprofit organization in the country designed to provide programs for siblings throughout their life-long journey with their sister or brother with disabilities, long-term health condition, or mental health concern.

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