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.
Helping Your Overweight Child to Lose Weight
WebMD offers suggestions to parents for helping their overweight children lose or maintain their weight.
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.
Parenting a Child With ADHD
WebMD offers tips for parenting a child who has ADHD.
Parenting a Child With Autism
Learn more from WebMD about treatment options for your autistic child.
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.
Raising a Child With Asperger’s Syndrome
The condition, similar to autism, requires patience from parents, structure, and sometimes a special dog.
Children and Allergies: Coping With Parental Burnout
Children’s chronic allergies can lead to parental burnout. These tips can help you cope and have more fun with your child.
ADHD in Preschoolers? How Young is Too Young
ADHD diagnosis in children as young as 4.