Grandfamilies – or extended family members and close family friends and the children they raise – are growing in numbers. More than 2.7 million children are being raised in grandfamilies without any parents in the home. Although we don’t know how many, we believe many of the children in grandfamilies have disabilities or special needs. Often they may have disabilities because of the situations that led to them being cared for in a grandfamily. Some of them may develop disabilities if they do not receive services to help them while they are young.
Generations United, with the support of the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, developed the Grand Resources guide to equip caregivers and those who provide full and part-time care to relative children who have disabilities. With the national resources they need, this guide will help you to help your children thrive, now and in the future.