Families of Special-Needs Kids Directory
If you have a child with special needs, you know taking care of that child is a family affair. Siblings may participate as caregivers along with parents. When everyone works together as a family, things can go much smoother. But it can be difficult at times for parents and siblings. Caregiving is tiring physically and emotionally, and children with Down syndrome, epilepsy, ADHD, autism, cystic fibrosis, or other conditions can require much care. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how to take care of a special-needs child as a family, how to take time for yourself and other siblings, how to plan family activities that everyone can enjoy, and much more.
Tips for Parenting a Child With Autism
If your child has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, you may feel overwhelmed and unsure about their future. But with the right tools and information, you can help your child and your family thrive.
Siblings of Children with Serious Illnesses
WebMD explains palliative care teams, also known as pediatric advanced care (PAC) teams, that partner with families to address the range of typical emotions that siblings of a seriously ill child may experience.
If Your Child Has Epilepsy
If your child has epilepsy, your to-do list is different from that of a parent of a child that doesn't have it. These tips may help make things a little bit easier.
Helping Your Child With Autism Get a Good Night's Sleep
Children with autism may have trouble sleeping -- and that affects the whole family. WebMD explains how to help your child -- and yourself -- get a good night's sleep.
How to Talk to Your Child About ADHD
Tips for parents of children who have ADHD on how to talk to their child about ADHD in a supportive, encouraging way.
Autism and Family Relationships
Having a child with autism affects the entire family. WebMD asked the experts what families can expect after a child is diagnosed with autism. Here's what they said about five common issues and about how families can cope with them and thrive.
Help Your Child With Hearing Loss
Hearing loss poses an extra challenge for kids. But it doesn't have to hold them back. You can help. Here’s how.
ADHD in Preschoolers? How Young is Too Young
ADHD diagnosis in children as young as 4.