As a parent of a child with special needs, you can feel isolated, like no one else really knows what you’re going through. Yes, your family is supportive and so are your friends, but what if you don’t feel like they really get it? That’s why it’s so important to find other mamas out there who are going through the same experience. We found 12 support groups for moms, dads and caregivers of little ones who need special care or treatment (including those in the NICU). Through these groups, you can meet new friends, share stories and be surrounded with people who truly understand. Check them out.
Special Needs Parents of North Texas – Discussion based group on Facebook
Autism Mamas DFW – Facebook discussion and support group for moms of kids with autism
Prestonwood Baptist – Hosts a special needs network group called Onward and Upward,
Stonebriar Community Church – Hosts a fellowship class for parents and caregivers of kids with special needs
Dallas Preemie Parents – Holds parent groups at various restaurants, play groups (during non-COVID times) and community events
Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas – Holds new parent and expectant parent meetings for families with kids age 0–2 years to share resources and meet new friends going through the same experience.
Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas – Hosts Mom’s Night Out happy hour events as well as DADS, a social group for dads with children with Down syndrome.
Is there a support group you’re a part of that helped you? Tell us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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