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.
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.
Parenting a Child With Autism
Learn more from WebMD about treatment options for your autistic child.
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.
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.
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.
ADHD: 7 Life Skills Your Teen Should Master
These life skills are helpful for teens with ADHD to learn before leaving home for college, jobs, or their own homes.