GROW Community

Support for Families of Children with Special Needs

Amy Long Carrera, MS, RD, CNSC, CWCMS
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
03/28/16  8:07 AM PST
children with special needs

Caring for children with special needs is rewarding but can be challenging, too. There are other families out there who understand what you’re going through. Join our online support network of families and experts and be part of the community sharing resources, information and experiences!

The Daily Feed – Family Support Network

children with special needs

This online support group is intended to help you:

  • Gain support and guidance from other parents and caregivers
  • Get expert advice from our Registered Dietitians about your child’s enteral nutrition
  • Read inspiring stories about kids and their parents overcoming the odds
  • Share your daily joys and frustrations
  • Celebrate your child’s achievements and capabilities
  • Find out about helpful resources that can make life easier

How to join the group:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on “Join” to join the group. Once you are approved, this will change to “Joined.”
  3. Post your comment, question, photo or video!


About GROW with Shield HealthCare for Children with Special Needs

Children with special needs and their families are faced with many challenges. It’s important to know that you are not alone. Shield HealthCare’s GROW program helps families facing the challenge of caring for their child at home and on-the-go. As your child grows, Shield HealthCare grows with you to support your child’s developing needs and help her thrive. In addition to The Daily Feed, check out our GROW community of tips, inspiring stories, helpful links, videos, webinars and more!


1 Comment

  1. Posted May 10, 2016 at 1:33 pm PDT

    I have a son with special needs to help at 17 now

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