Families play an important role in their care of children with developmental disabilities, yet their knowledge, experience and skills are rarely harnessed in existing interventions to best support these families.

This study explores the use of mothers as facilitators for a community-based group intervention for children with CZS and their caregivers in Brazil.

The use of expert mothers as facilitators of caregiver groups provides a unique approach to harness the knowledge, experience, and skills of families to provide care, and is likely to be feasible.

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