Families Helping Families and other support programs

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

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If you have any trouble with the EarlySteps process, or just want some more support, call these local programs.

Families Helping Families is a good place to start.

They can answer your questions and help you with your next steps.

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Families Helping Families:

  • Has a network of support offices across the state to help families of people with disabilities.

  • Offers parent support groups and trainings 

  • Help with education and other services

  • Most program staff members are parents of kids or adults with disabilities.

  • They can give you information and support, and offer free help and services  for many kinds of needs.


To find your local office, click on the box below:

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There are 10 Families Helping Families (FHF) programs around the state

Call your nearest office and ask if they are the one serving your parish.

There are also many other support organizations!

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.

You can also connect with other parents in face-to-face support groups, or in online groups like Facebook. See the next page in the menu on the left.