Education

Parent Training and Information

Raising Special Kids is Arizona's Parent Training and Information (PTI) Center . PTI Centers are established under Part D of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) under a grant from the United States Department of Education; each state has at least one PTI Center. 

Meeting the Standard of Excellence

Raising Special Kids is honored to have received the highest of three achievement awards for a Parent Center - The 2013 Excellence Award from the National and Regional Parent Technical Assistance Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).

As the PTI Center for Arizona, we work throughout the state serving families of children and young adults from birth to age 26 with all types of disability, including: physical, intellectual, behavioral, emotional, and learning disabilities. 

We help families:

  • Obtain appropriate education and services for their children with disabilities
  • Work to improve education results for all children
  • Resolve problems between families and schools or other agencies
  • Connect families to community resources that address their needs

We also provide workshops to help parents understand the special education process, including information on:

  • Evaluation
  • Eligibility
  • Individualized Education Program (IEP)
  • Procedural Safeguards
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Placement
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Transition Plans
  • Other issues related to special education

Click here to download Traveling the Special Education Highway: A Parent’s Guide to a Successful Journey

Please join us for a workshop, view our special education resources, or contact us. If you would like to be contacted by one of our family support specialists, complete the form below.

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Upcoming Events

Jan 10

IEP Training

1:00pm - Raising Special Kids

Jan 14

Positive Behavior Support - Westside Wednesdays

5:00pm - Pendergast Elementary School

Jan 20

Parent Professional Collaboration - Tucson

6:00pm - Flowing Wells School District

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Raising Special Kids

5025 E. Washington St., Ste. 204 Phoenix, AZ 85034

  • Phoenix: 602-242-4366
  • Flagstaff: 928-444-8802
  • Tucson: 520-441-4007
  • Yuma: 928-444-8803
  • Toll Free: 800-237-3007