These websites list valuable support services for family members. The sites include tools for finding caregivers, coping, staying organized, modifying your home for wheelchair accessibility, and finding respite. Statewide spinal cord injury associations are listed, along with websites that can help you find medical providers.
The Sibling Support Project is a national effort dedicated to the life-long concerns of brothers and sisters of people who have special health, developmental, or mental health concerns. They believe that disabilities, illness, and mental health issues affect the lives of all family members. Youths 8-18 can find information and peer support in the project’s Sibshop programs, which connect youths coping with a sibling’s disability to community-based local programs. There are a variety of online groups to get help and support at all hours of the day for adult brothers and sisters, young adult sibs (18 to early 30’s) and for teen brothers and sisters.