Caregiving for someone with special needs is complicated, stressful, and can be lonely. We provide an online service to help you navigate the highs and lows of life so you can have peace and help your family flourish.
When becoming a caregiver of an individual with a disability, we often focus on caring for those who we're responsible for, while working less at caring for ourselves. The time and financial commitment of being a parent is stressful and while your position should require more resources, what FamilyEQ found in research is that parents are often equipped with fewer resources to thrive. Our aim is to even those odds. Please watch this video from our founder, Dr. Gary Sweeten, to hear why we created this tool and how we know it will work for your family.Learn More
Through years of evidence and practice based research, we understand that there is a gap between the needs of caregivers and the tools and resources available to them. FamilyEQ exists because nothing like it has been available, despite that need. Our tools are designed to give the caregiver the power to work on what is important to their family. While there are many pieces of FamilyEQ that are unique, the Assessment and Action Planner are what enable your family to pinpoint the items in your life that matter. They assist you in giving yourself the care that you need to impact your family in a significant way. Learn more about these tools and how they'll help your family today.Our Difference
We wanted to bring the tool into your home through easy to use and intuitive technology.
Our tool allows you to get in touch with family and friends who you trust to support you.
We have an immense media library, providing content to help your family discuss and deal with your unique challenges.
Our users have made significant changes in their lives and the lives of those they serve through utilizing FamilyEQ.
"I kept saying, where was this five years ago when I really needed this. Everything that I read or watched on the site can immediately be applied to your life, which I think is super impactful. The videos are so compassionate, and you know they understand." ... "And, when I feel like I need more help, the ACTION PLANNER helps me focus on the facts and have productive conversations."
Emily, Mom and FamilyEQ.us user
"We love the site because sometimes we are not able to verbalize our feelings. Seeing the stories/articles, inviting our closest family and friends to participate also started some amazing conversations. I take the lead on our son's care and school. My husband is a huge support and has his own amazing strengths but sharing FamilyEQ with him has helped us become a stronger family unit."
Amber, Mom, special education teacher, and FamilyEQ.us user