Information and Resources

smiling child being examined by doctorFederation for Children with Special Needs is a center for parents and parent organizations to work together on behalf of children with special needs and their families. They offer information and resources targeted toward special education and children with special health care needs.

Parents Helping Parents works to empower parents and prevent child abuse through a 24-hour parental stress line and support groups.

Family Voices is a parent-run national network of parents, friends and professional partners working to improve the system of care for children with special health care needs.Family Voices aims to achieve family-centered care for all children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities.

Health Care for All works to create quality, affordable health care accessible to everyone, especially the most vulnerable. They run a consumer health helpline.

Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery organizes recovering individuals, families and friends to educate the public about the value of recovery from alcohol and other addictions. They provide links to resources and support meetings.

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation works to improve the lives of families raising children and teens with bipolar disorder. They offer links to professional resources, online support groups and information.

Supporting Siblings of Explosive Children is a brochure for parents which includes resources and recommended reading.

The Sibling Support Project is a national effort dedicated to the concerns of brothers and sisters of people who have special health, development or mental health concerns.

Active Minds is a group of national effort to bring college campuses mental health awareness and connection for students.

Pacer helps families of children with mental health, emotional and behavioral needs often navigate multiple systems to access necessary supports and services. An out of state website offering outstanding tip sheets and resources.

The Catalyst Center is a national center dedicated to improving health care coverage and financing for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN).

Learn to Cope is a non-profit support network that offers education, resources, peer support and hope for parents and family members coping with a loved one addicted to opiates or other drugs.