Finding Encouragement and Hope

Finding Encouragement and Hope

Posted Jul 25, 2014

When Kathy’s daughter, Allie, was four months old and in the hospital, Kathy was supported with a parent-to-parent connection.  Kathy says she gained an understanding that she is not alone – others are going through similar ...

I Can Do This

I Can Do This

Posted Jul 14, 2014

Chris had to think pretty hard about how she originally found Raising Special Kids. “It was a really, really long time ago, “ she laughed, thinking of the journey through her son’s elementary, middle and high school years. ...

Someone Who Understood What She Was Feeling

Someone Who Understood What She Was Feeling

Posted Jul 7, 2014

Angelica’s second baby was due in just three weeks when her first son, Andreas, was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. “My world was shattered—turned upside down,” she said. “I just wanted to run away.” Soon she was ...

I Was Searching for Resources

I Was Searching for Resources

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Though this dashing young man manages to dress for school very day like he just walked off the pages of GQ (his own idea), he insists his goals for the future lie in engineering and science. With plenty of confidence and enthusiasm, Zachary is ...

Anytime I Feel Lost I Call

Anytime I Feel Lost I Call

Posted Jun 13, 2014

Riley’s mom, Kristie, does not remember a time in his life when they did not rely on Raising Special Kids to help.  Kristie first learned about Raising Special Kids while Riley was still in the NICU.  She has benefited from ...

Sharing the Same Frustrations and Joys

Sharing the Same Frustrations and Joys

Posted May 1, 2014

Ellen remembers being told not to worry during her son Jack’s 18-month-old checkup when she mentioned that her son was not using any words.  After three more months passed with no words, the doctor recommended an Early Intervention ...

Other Families Live This Too

Other Families Live This Too

Posted Apr 29, 2014

Sophia was born with omphalocele, a birth defect of the abdominal wall, which required immediate surgery. Sophia has had multiple physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges. A hospital social worker referred Sophia’s mother, Sharon, to ...

We Had a Diagnosis but Nowhere to Go

We Had a Diagnosis but Nowhere to Go

Posted Apr 21, 2014

After Louise and her husband received a diagnosis for their son, Robert, she felt unsure about what to do next. "We had a diagnosis but nowhere to go," she explained. Then a speech therapist recommended she go to the Collaborative Therapies ...

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