Starting a Support Group

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(aired May 3, 2012)

Summary: Support groups are a wonderful resource for parents and caregivers of children with special needs. These groups provide a place for individuals to ask questions, learn from each other, meet other families, and receive emotional support . While these are a wonderful resource, starting and maintaining a support group requires commitment and planning. This webinar focuses on the steps needed to start a support group as well as what is needed to maintain a successful group. Different types of support groups are also be reviewed.


  • Beth DeHoff – Director of Special Needs Ministry at Speedway United Methodist Church
  • Amy Walker – ASK Parent Liaison