Emotional Support

Compassionate Friends

A national nonprofit, self-help support organization that offers friendship and understanding to bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings after the death of a child. There is no religious affiliation and there are no membership fees. They produce a newsletter and have local chapters.

Fathers Network

Provides up-to-date information resources and support for fathers caring for children with special needs. Information is in English and Spanish.

Parents Helping Parents

A comprehensive, not-for-profit family resource center run for and by parents of children with special needs with extensive information on disability-related resources.

The Sibling Support Project

A national program whose primary goal is to increase the availability of peer support and educational opportunities for brothers and sisters of people with special health and developmental needs.

Special Child

Provides educational resources and emotional support to parents and care-givers of children, adolescents, and young adults with disabilities.

Exceptional Parent Magazine

Online magazine for parents and providers of children with special needs; provides informative articles that are written on various health topics along with information on other topics such as recreation, equipment and parent matching.