By: Saraana Jamraj
The City of Tamarac is reaching out to parents and families of children with special needs and disabilities to find out if there is sufficient interest in a support group—if so, they plan on starting one as part of their social services program.
They’re putting the word out, to the families of children on the autism spectrum, with ADHD, with Asperger’s, Down Syndrome, learning disabilities, anxiety, dyslexia, and communication disorders.
Parents and caregivers of special needs children can then obtain resources, receive ongoing support, vent, share information and ideas, learn positive coping skills, gain perspective, relieve loneliness, and build friendships.
To measure interest, they’re putting anyone who reaches out on a list. If interested in participating, call 954-597-3642. Sorry, no online signups.
- Selene Raj is a writer and a Florida International University graduate. Born in Trinidad and raised in America, she completed her Master's in Mass Communications in 2020, and has been living in Coral Springs since 2004. She is passionate about the communities she lives and works in and loves reporting and sharing stories that are as complex and meaningful as the people who live in them.