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Family and Sibling Support Groups


FRA helps families with children with disAbilities by providing information, support and services to address their unique needs.  Regular support groups, individual sessions, workshops, materials, sibling groups and a lending library offer great opportunities to meet your family's needs!

Family Support Workshops

Learn about a variety of topics that apply to parents and caregivers supporting children and adults with special needs.  Previous topics include:

  • Everything You Need to Know About Toilet Training
  • Effectively Managing Your Child's Behavior
  • Children with Special Needs Transitioning to Preschool
  • Becoming a Self-Sufficient Young Adult: How Parents Can Promote Independence in Their Young Teenager with Special Needs

Support Groups for Parents

Each parent of a child with special needs approaches their situation in their own unique way.  Having the support and understanding of other parents who have walked in  your shoes can provide comfort and connection.  Ongoing groups include:

  • Down Syndrome Parent Support Group
  • Parents of Children with Multiple Impairments

Sibling Support Groups

Siblings of children with special needs often have a lot of questions and concerns, and FRA groups provide an opportunity for children to safely explore these feelings with others in similar situations.  Monthly group sessions are fun and combine art, storytelling and role playing as tools for talking about differences and solving challenges.  Groups are in part possible by the generosity of Monmouth Park Charities and the M.Bell Family.  There is no charge for participation.

To learn more about which of the above groups is right for you or a member of your family, contact Sue Levine at 732-747-5310, ext.117.