Connecting Newsletter - Summer 2014

Posted May 30, 2014

Hot off the press: Connecting Summer 2014 In this issue we explore considerations for traveling with individuals with disabilities and take a look at a unique community collaboration that help air travelers with disabilities prepare for...

Celebrate Developmental Disabilties Awareness Month

Posted Mar 10, 2014

Celebrate March as Developmental Disabilties Awareness Month “Disability is a natural part of the human experience that does not diminish the right of individuals with developmental disabilities to live independently, to exert control and...

Guardianship and Self-determination

Posted Mar 5, 2014

Supporting Decision-making and Competence by Marissa Huth Age 18 marks the threshold of a child’s entry to adult life. It’s a milestone that many parents of children with developmental and other significant disabilities find...

DDD Clarifies Rules for Meeting Locations

Posted Feb 10, 2014

The following announcement was sent on behalf of DES/DDD Business Operations on Friday, February 7th providing a reminder to Support Coordinators and Providers of AHCCCS policy regarding meeting locations. Important Announcement for Qualified...

Joyce Millard Hoie Featured in Raising Arizona Kids Magazine

Joyce Millard Hoie Featured in Raising Arizona Kids Magazine

Posted Jan 15, 2014

Joyce Millard Hoie, Executive Director of Raising Special Kids, is featured this month in Raising Arizona Kids magazine. Joyce discusses our mission and the many challenges families face raising children with special needs. Read the full article...

Arizona Shines as a Leader in Desegregation of Individuals with Disabilities

Posted Jul 31, 2013

Arizona's home and community-based services (HCBS) placement percentage has increased by over 30 percent since 1998, resulting in $300 million in savings. More than 95 percent of individuals with developmental disabilities in the state receive...

Arizona Bans Locking Students In Padded ‘Seclusion Rooms’ Without Parental Consent

Posted Jul 31, 2013

The state of Arizona passed a law to update their policy on the use of so-called “seclusion rooms” in schools, padded rooms where students, often special education students with behavioral issues, are sent to “cool down.&rdquo...

Meeting the Standard of Excellence

Meeting the Standard of Excellence

Posted Jul 26, 2013

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...

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