About Us


In September 2007, a small group of parents met informally to share their personal experiences and concerns about the future of their children with special needs. The group began to meet about every two months to discuss their challenges, successes, helpful resources, and in general lend support to each other.
The group then reached out to other parents in and around the Washington DC metropolitan area, and created an internet forum named "helpforourkids" to connect with the families. A year later, the group grew to more than 100 members including professionals working with special needs individuals.