Parent Sites

Some of the best website that feature resources for families of children with disabilities have been created by parents or caregivers.  The sites included on this page are those that respresent the efforts of families or parent groups or that can connect families with support networks.


CPIR provides assistance to PTIs throughout the country. This site is a good place to visit to get information about PTIs and special education issues. Don't overlook their "Resources" section.

Family Voices is a national grassroots network of families and friends speaking on behalf of children with special health care needs. Their site provides links to their wonderful publications, newsletters and advocacy alerts. Information is also available in Spanish.

Although this Massachusetts-based parent organization concentrates on state issues, it has a lot of worthwhile information for parents of children with disabilities anywhere.

My Autism Team

MyAutismTeam is the social network for parents of children with autism. Here you can share daily experiences & questions, and find recommendations of local autism specialists (from doctors and OTs, to barbers and dentists).

This site is designed for fathers raising children with special needs, but it is good for non-fathers, too. Its news, resources and links are great. There is a bulletin board and information in Spanish.

This is one of the most valuable websites out there for families of children with disabilities. PACER is a Minnesota-based PTI (parent and training information center) and their site is full of articles and publications. Information on behavior, transition and juvenile justice are only a few of the resources on this site They have an excellent "Links" section, too.

SFkids.org is an information resource created by San Francisco parents for San Francisco parents. It includes over 60 pages of content and lists over 1200 organizations that provide services in San Francisco, including art, music, and sports classes; social services; and more. SFKids.org features the City's most comprehensive Family Events Calendar.

Thinking Person's Guide to Autism (TPGA) is a one-stop source for carefully curated, evidence-based information from autism parents, autistics, and autism professionals. This blog is written in a conversational, frank style, with a special emphasis on building community among those with autism and those who care about them. Also check out their resources page.