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Crisis Services

ASERT does not offer crisis services through our Resource Center. If you or someone you love is experiencing mental health distress or thoughts of suicide please call or text 988 for support.

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Founded in 1990, the Sibling Support Project is the first national program dedicated to recognizing, promoting and addressing the life-long and ever-changing concerns of millions of siblings of people with developmental, health, and mental health concerns.

Their work spans books and publications, online communities for teen and adult siblings, and workshops and training. They are best known for helping local communities start Sibshops—lively peer support groups for school-age brothers and sisters of kids with disabilities and health concerns.

  • 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 WaterThe Sibling Survival GuideViews from Our ShoesThe Sibling Slam BookLiving with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs, and Sibshops: Workshops for Siblings of Children with Special Needs.
  • Workshops and TrainingSince 1990, we have presented hundreds of workshops and trainings on Sibshops and sibling issues across the country and around the world.

There are many Sibshops offered across the state, use the link below to find the location nearest you.