Support organizations and parent groups

One of the first things you can do is call local programs and talk to people who understand!

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You can also connect with other parents in face-to-face support groups, or in online groups like Facebook.

The first place to call is Family TIES of Massachusetts.

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There are many other places. Here's how you can find them:

Look up parent support organizations in our Resource Directory

  • Put in your zip code and your child's age range.

  • Then choose Parent & Caregiver Support.

Blogs are also a good way to get tips and advice from other parents.

Click here to see our blogs: Tips from Parents & Other Experts