All new parents and siblings must first email or call COPE at  or 516-274-0540 before attending their first support group. Parents and siblings are welcome to attend more than one group, but all participants who plan to attend a group that they have not attended before must also first contact COPE. COPE Support groups are free of charge to families. All other COPE programs, workshops, events and services, as well as support groups, are supported and sustained by your generous donations.