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Family Support

Our staff members are all trained parents of children with special needs. Your first phone call will connect you with someone who understands your needs and concerns because they have had similar experiences. We provide support services in English and Spanish.

  Family Support: Information, Resources & Support Groups
  Apoyo Familiar: Grupos de Apoyo, Información y Recursos
Peer Support

Having a child with special needs may seem overwhelming at times, and you may be facing challenges that are difficult to cope with alone.  Talking with someone who has "been there" can provide support as you face those challenges. We invite you to request a connection with a trained peer parent. These parents volunteer to provide support to other parents, and we can link you with a peer parent based on your child's special needs, age, your geographic location, the language you speak and/or other commonalities you identify.  Peer parents can offer practical support and tips on parenting a child with special needs and links to the community.  They can provide a "listening ear" when you need to talk. Please call our Family Support Coordinator at 800-281-3023, ext. 101 if you are interested in being linked with a peer parent.

  Peer Support
  Apoyo de los Compañeros (coming soon)
Support Groups

We offer support groups in English and Spanish, and we maintain a current listing of support groups offered by other programs in the community. Please call our Family Support Coordinator at 800-281-3023, ext. 101 if you are interested in joining one of our support groups.

  CARE Support Groups (English & Spanish)
  Support Groups Serving Contra Costa County (English & Spanish)
Family Support Links
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