Special Family Support

Special Family Support mentors the families of children with special needs as they develop strategies to meet the challenges of raising a special child. We advise parents about educational issues, therapy options and family support opportunities.


When a child is diagnosed with a developmental "difference," parents are often left to their own devices to navigate the special needs labyrinth in Chicago. What services are available, and how does a parent choose the right ones? What options for schooling should be considered, and how do parents guarantee that appropriate supports are in place? How does a family maintain the strength to support the child, other siblings, and the parents in the face of such long-term challenges?