At one time or another, we could all use a little help and sometimes that help needs to come from someone who’s been there. Whether it’s raising twins or triplets, dealing with a child with ADD, or asking another military wife for advice on how to cope with the unique struggles of life on base, these local support groups may be able to offer the help you need.
Attachment Parenting (API)
Meets the third Wednesday of each month from 10AM-Noon at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Huntsville to discuss AP topics and to encourage each other. Attachment Parenting is a philosophy based in the practice of nurturing parenting methods that create strong emotional bonds, also known as secure attachment, between the infant and parent(s). Please join us for support, education and encouragement! Like our Facebook Page for monthly meeting topics and more information and follow us on Twitter.
Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome
Contact 256-773-0549 or email@example.com
A parent-led support network for families affected by autism spectrum disorders. Visit site for more info.
This group meets once a month at A Nurturing Moment to swap stories and support other moms who have just gone through or will soon be experiencing birth.
A non-profit supporting families and parents of children with Down Syndrome in North Alabama.
For parents, grandparents and siblings grieving the death of a child of any age.
A Facebook group that exists to share information and offer support to others living with Celiac disease in Huntsville.
Learning Differences Education Exchange and Support (LDEES).
Everyone is invited to join with other parents and educators in our area to share information, support, and insights about dyslexia, writing and comprehension problems, math, ADD/ADHD, homework strategies, special education eligibility, etc. This group meets at Greengate School (directions at http://www.greengateschool.org/contact.html) one Sunday each month. Email Sherri Fowler (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
This Moms of Multiples group meets once a month and is for anyone in the Huntsville area that has twins, triplets or more (!).
This group is free and welcomes all new parents every Thursday at 11am at Crestwood Womens Center to meet new parents and share advice about babies and parenthood.
Our community is filled with hurting hearts, hurting families and sadly, hurting stomachs as many seek to provide for their families. This group seeks to share, to be part of providing and to connect with a network of others of the same heart in meeting these physical and ultimately spiritual needs.
La Leche League offers Mother-to-mother breastfeeding support. Mothers, babies and children, expectant mothers, and female support persons are welcome. LLL of Huntsville meets the third Thursday of each month in the community room of Ashley Furniture (3020 S Memorial Pkwy; Huntsville, AL 35801) from 5:30-6:30PM. LLL of Madison County meets the third Monday of every month at the Madison Library at 10AM.
Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, this group meets at 6 p.m. on the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Huntsville Public Library.
Redstone Military Wives Support Group
This group is on Facebook and is for anyone in the Military or who has a spouse in the military. For more info email email@example.com.
Special Needs Kids & Parent Support
A parent group that meets at the UCP Therapy Center, this group is free and is geared specifically for parents of young children (approximately 12 and younger) with ANY special needs. The parents do fun things together outside of the meetings and have a private Facebook group as well. Visit their website for more info.
Women’s Support Group
For those dealing with older teens with addiction and related issues. Meets Thursdays from 7-8 p.m. Call 256-536-2271 for more info.
Young Adults with Disabilities
For young adults with disabilities, UCP has the Young Adult Connections group (age 18 and up). They are currently working on the “I Am Norm” nationwide campaign and have made some awesome presentations. Website: UCP Young Adult Connections