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News & Updates

We Need Your Input!

We are in the process of planning our return to in-person parent training and want to hear from parents what … We Need Your Input!…
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Register Now for Transition Institute 2021

The Transition Institute is an interactive virtual training day for transition-aged youth and young adults with disabilities and their parents … Register Now for Transition…
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Staff Spotlight: Wendi Howe

Having recently returned to Raising Special Kids as Project Manager, Wendi said, “As much as I loved working for GPS, I was thrilled to have…
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Telehealth – Where Are We Now?

Many parents and medical professionals call telemedicine the “silver lining” of the pandemic and have learned strategies for successful visits. But is this level of…
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COVID-19 Flexibilities Update

On June 3, AHCCCS held a town hall meeting during which they shared their current plans for ending the COVID-19 … COVID-19 Flexibilities Update Read…
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Staff Spotlight: Nannette Salasek

Despite the good news, Nannette found herself overwhelmed and paralyzed with fear. An amazing NICU nurse referred her to Raising Special Kids who offered support,…

We’re Listening!

From January – June, 2020, Raising Special Kids surveyed 189 family support program participants
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A Message From the Director – Fall 2020

families of students eligible for Arizona Long Term Care Services would be able to receive home and community based services during school hours to participate…
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Supported Decision Making Videos Available

A series of 10 videos to help provide accurate, easy to understand information to help families and self-advocates understand this less-restrictive alternative to legal guardianship.
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