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.

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.

New Horizons


A non-profit organization committed to promoting communication and providing information to empower people with life-long disabilities, their families and caregivers. If you click on the “assistance and agencies” link you will find listings and summaries of organizations and agencies that offer services and programs to aid individuals with disabilities.

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.