Dispute Resolution

Posted Jan 15, 2015

Ideally, parents and schools work together collaboratively to reach an agreement on an education plan (IEP) that is in the best interest of the child. Sometimes, there are disagreements about what the child's educational needs are. Disputes in...

Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESAs)

Posted Dec 22, 2014

What Parents of Students with Disabilities Need to Know Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESAs) are becoming a popular option to consider for parents of students with disabilities. ESAs offer parents the choice of how and where...

Raising Special Kids and Pendergast Elementary School District Team Up for "Westside Wednesdays"

Posted Nov 11, 2014

Families of kids with special needs to receive monthly special education trainings through the end of the 2014-15 school year. Raising Special Kids and Pendergast Elementary School District have teamed up to provide no-cost trainings for...

FIEP for FAPE. What’s That?

Posted Sep 17, 2014

The Dispute Resolution Unit at the Arizona De­partment of Education (ADE) will be doing some travelling this fall. Early Dispute Resolution Spe­cialists Amy Dill and Jeff Studer will be provid­ing facilitated individualized education...

Thank You for Your Service, Dog.

Posted Sep 16, 2014

Human beings have long depended on dogs to provide protection, affection, emotional sup­port, comfort, and companionship. Some dogs are even capable of performing specific functional tasks that benefit an individual with a disability. Known...

Want to Share Your Ideas About Special Education?

Posted Sep 15, 2014

This is a great opportunity for parents and family members to be involved in the process of improving special education in Arizona. The Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services (ADE/ESS), is inviting people who are...

Raising Special Kids Awarded Federal Grant for Special Education

Posted Aug 29, 2014

Families of kids with special needs will continue to receive critical support services through the next five years. The United States Department of Education has awarded $1.9 million to Raising Special Kids, a parent-led nonprofit organization...

DDD is Seeking Nominations

Posted Jul 7, 2014

Do you know an outstanding service provider? Now is your chance to show your appreciation! DDD is seeking nominations for Direct Support Professionals & Direct Support Supervisor of the Year. To nominate your provider, complete this...

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