News & Updates

A Message From the Director – Spring 2023

Though there is no one-size-fits-all answer to the complex question of what happens when a child with a disability reaches the age of majority, there is a network of families who have traveled this path, which we believe, at RSK, is a critically important resource.

Important Changes Coming to AHCCCS and KidsCare Eligibility

Starting April 1, 2023 Medicaid state agencies can terminate Medicaid coverage for individuals who are no longer eligible following a redetermination. For many children, it will be critical for their parents to update their contact information with their state Medicaid agency and to respond quickly to requests for Medicaid verification, otherwise they could lose coverage unnecessarily.

Using Your Voice to Advocate for Families

Even if you weren’t around when it first aired in 1976, you’re probably familiar with Schoolhouse Rock’s It’s Just a Bill. The helpful video explains the journey a bill takes to become law. If you’ve ever found yourself yearning for a refresher on how that happens, or for information on what to do to have your voice heard regarding upcoming legislation, Raising Special Kids has collected some helpful resources.

ACDL and RSK Position on HB2460

Raising Special Kids operates Arizona’s Parent Training and Information Center funded under Part D of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. On behalf of Arizona families raising students with disabilities we support the advocacy efforts put forward by Arizona Center for Disability Law on this important topic and feel that the proposed legislation would negatively impact students with disabilities and their families.

RSK Recognized in AZ OnTrack Initiative Report

the AZ OnTrack team worked closely with camps to enroll and support any camper who wanted to participate including providing access to resources and expert special education advisors through a partnership between AZ OnTrack and Raising Special Kids.

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