Family Support



Sibling and Parent Support

Sibling Support

The following organizations offer support groups for siblings of children with special health care needs or disabilities:

Resource Contact Information

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Lemieux Sibling Center & Super Sibs Saturdays
Easter Seals of Western PA
Sibling groups, newsletter.
Family Behavioral Resources
Offers support groups for siblings of children with autism in select locations when enough children are enrolled to participate.

Parent-to-Parent Support

These organizations provide opportunities for parents to help other parents. 

Resource Contact Information

ABOARD's Autism Connection of PA
ACHIEVA
Parent-to-Parent Online Support and Education
Allegheny Family Network
All staff are family members with experience raising children with mental health needs.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Western PA Chapter
Support groups for parents and children.
Easter Seals of Western PA
Parent Support Groups
MUMS Parent-to-Parent Network
Matches parents with similar children with special needs.
Parent Education and Advocacy Leadership (PEAL) Center
Offers training, information, support and advocacy.
Parent Resource Network
Support and resources for parents of medically fragile children, including outreach to families with a hospitalized child.
Parent-to-Parent of Pennsylvania
Matches experienced parents of children with special needs to those needing support or information.
Parents in Toto Autism Resource Center
The Watson Institute
Parent Support Groups

See Disability-related Supports in the section of the Guide for more resources.