While beginning life with a special-needs child brings its own set of blessings and discoveries, healing from past loss typically requires a different type of support. My prayer is that these resources serve you well.
Grief and loss:
- Hannah’s Prayer is a site offering Christian support for fertility challenges.
- Pregnancy After Loss Support Group is a Facebook group for those who have lost a child and are once again expecting.
- Grieving the Child I Never Knew by Kathe Wunnenberg is a devotional offering daily questions to promote a strengthening of one’s relationship with God during this difficult time.
- A Bible study and support group for post-abortive women in Las Vegas: HEART Program
- Forgiven and Set Free: A Post-Abortion Bible Study for Women by Linda Cochrane
- Counseling available by appointment: Women’s Resource Medical Center
- OptionLine (trained consultants will connect you with nearby services 24/7) Call 1-800-712-4357
- A Bible study and support group for post-abortive men in Las Vegas: Forgotten Fathers (hosted privately)
- Men and Abortion: A Path to Healing by C.T. Coyle
- Fatherhood Aborted by Guy Condon and David Hazard
- Abortion Memorial site for writing about a child, sibling, or grandchild one has lost to abortion.
- Memorial Service Sites by State which offer plaques and memorial services to remember your unborn child.
- What to Do When Your Baby is Premature by Garcia-Prats & Hornfischer
- Graham’s Foundation is devoted to walking alongside parents of premature babies.
- Early intervention, record-keeping for parents, diagnosis: http://nationalautismassociation.org
- Dietary intervention approach: NAA’s Dietary Resources
- Autism Speaks resources, including therapy options and job training: Family services and resource guide
- A 100-day kit to help you in the crucial time period following a child’s diagnosis.
- A list of books on autism and related needs.
- National Down Syndrome Society global affiliates list
- A father’s suggestions: New Parent Guide
- Physical therapy goals and considerations: http://www.ds-health.com
If you have been helped by these or other resources which are not yet on my list, please feel free to comment with your experience. Your contribution will help other families!