About Us

Our Mission

Strengthening families and systems of care to improve outcomes for children with disabilities and special health care needs.

Our History

Raising Special Kids began in 1979 as a grass-roots effort of families, professionals, and community leaders determined to provide support and information for parents of children with disabilities and special health care needs. Today, Raising Special Kids serves as Arizona’s Family-to-Family Health Information Center, and as Arizona’s Parent Training and Information Center. Helping parents access information about health care, community resources, and support services so they can make informed decisions regarding their children’s care has been our mission from the beginning. We support thousands of Arizona families each year through our programs and services.

Credo of Family Support

We believe that experienced families are a key source of knowledge and support to help new parents become effective advocates for their children.

We believe that professionals are important allies for families. The shared wisdom, counsel, respect and support creates enhanced positive outcomes for children.

We value diversity and celebrate our commitment to serving families in many forms.

We believe in supporting the role of the family in establishing public policy, and promoting public awareness related to families and disabilities.

We believe that parents who model effective self-advocacy encourage a child’s pursuit of their own dreams.

RSK Staff standing in the lobby of the Ability360 building

Our Team

Learn about Raising Special Kids staff and management most of whom are parents of children or adults with disabilities.
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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 …
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