Family Stories

Smiling mom squatting next to daughter in wheelchair

Taking on Challenges

Raising a child with intense medical and developmental needs will always be a challenge for Jennifer, but with Raising Special Kids just a phone call …

A One-Stop-Shop Of Support

Moving out of state can be stressful for any family. Moving to a new country with a child who has significant disabilities and medical issues …

Chance Family Story

When venturing into parenthood, most parents do not plan or expect to have a child with a medical diagnosis or disability, let alone two! Yet …
Brendan Sang

Families Are Not Alone

“Raising Special Kids has been here for our family many times already in my young son’s journey.”
Cristina and Atlas

Every Day Is a Miracle

Mom finds help from ‘the Google for families of kids with special needs.’

Meeting Unique Needs One IEP at a Time

“I feel fortunate that my background as a special education teacher provided me with knowledge of the special education process and my rights. But, coming …
Young man in a wheelchair smiling at his mom who is kneeling next to his chair and smiling at the camera

Challenge Accepted

As Tucker’s 18th birthday grew closer, Janna began having serious misgivings about standing before a judge claiming that Tucker is incapacitated. She thought of all …

Raising Special Kids Helped Me Find My Voice

She recalled her first conversation with Raising Special Kids, “I immediately connected with a very beloved gal who was my first introduction to Raising Special …

Raising Special Kids Is Always There

We know who to call if we are feeling overwhelmed, and know that RSK not only understands logically how to help us (which is obviously …
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Getting Down to Business

“For us to go into a court of law and say that Julia is incompetent to decide if she wants to get married or have …
LeBlanc family portrait outside

Learning to Advocate Effectively

“It was amazing. I didn’t understand Becca’s Individualized Education Plan or the special education process. We reviewed Becca’s IEP and it really helped me understand …
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It’s A Good Time To Have Dyslexia

When Cole was first diagnosed, she contacted Raising Special Kids for help in understanding educational services, the IEP process, and how to effectively advocate for …

Positive Family Intervention Program

I found myself slipping into a deep depression and losing faith in my ability to be a good mom.” Laura reached out to Raising Special …
Shook family portrait

​I Felt Like I Could Breathe Again!

“I could talk to someone who understood and was a few steps ahead of where we were. I now know just how important Raising Special …
Blonde mom next to young daughter with long curly hair

​Empowerment is Priceless!

For the first time I felt like I had someone to connect with. I have now had the benefit of this insight over the last …
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​Support Through the Journey

“I don’t know how the heck I survived,” Lynn said about receiving Zane’s diagnosis just after her daughter was born. Lynn recalled the relief she …
Family having fun in photo with props spelling out LOVE

Finding Encouragement and Hope

Kathy says she gained an understanding that she is not alone – others are going through similar challenges and finding encouragement and hope.
Blonde woman standing next to a window with her young adult son

​I Can Do This!

“Like many parents, sometimes I wanted to deal head-on with an issue and other times I’d just want to bury my head in the sand. …

​I Was Searching for Resources

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 …
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