Support Groups

Learning that your child has a special health care need or developmental disability can bring with it feelings of grief, isolation, fear, anxiety and sadness. Some parents find it helpful to attend a support group. We have compiled a list of some support groups for your convenience. Please check with the support group facilitator to confirm the meeting date and time.

What can you expect when you attend a parent support group?

  • Meet other parents and family members who have similar experiences
  • Share concerns and celebrate successes
  • Problem-solve around current challenges
  • Share practical and helpful suggestions
  • Listen and share coping strategies

A support group facilitator said, “People don’t always need advice. Sometimes all they really need is a hand to hold, an ear to listen, and a heart to understand them.”

If you are a parent and want to start a support group, we would like to help so please give us a call. We can guide you in Organizing and Maintaining a Support Group and add your group to our list.

Please keep in mind that we also offer at no cost to you, 1:1 parent matches in Vermont and nationally through Parent to Parent USA.

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