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What is Informal Discipline?

Informal discipline may be familiar to families with children with challenging behaviors at school.

2022 Special Day for Special Kids

The Scottsdale Sunrise Rotary Club is inviting families of children who have disabilities or special health care needs to the return of its annual Special …

A Message From the Director – Winter 2021

In December 2021 we say farewell to Jennifer Kupiszewski as she leaves the Raising Special Kids board of directors after many years of dedicated service …

COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids – Get the Facts

COVID-19 vaccines are FREE, safe, and effective at preventing serious illness, and hospitalization related to the COVID-19 virus. Children ages 5 and up can now …

Staff Spotlight: Chris Ames

“I’ve been struck by the number of additional responsibilities on families’ plates and how Raising Special Kids helps families work through so many different types …

Staff Spotlight: Ravyn Miles

“I’ve been struck by the number of additional responsibilities on families’ plates and how Raising Special Kids helps families work through so many different types …

Become a Monthly Donor Today!

Twelve monthly gifts can have twelve times the impact of one gift! Our staff is providing support, training, and information services daily to Arizona families. …

Back to School Resources

We can’t believe it’s already here, either! Here are some of our favorite resources to help prepare for going back to school. https://www.care.com/c/back-to-school-special-needs-kidshttps://www.readingrockets.org/article/back-school-tips-parents-children-special-needshttps://www.verywellfamily.com/back-to-school-tips-to-help-children-with-special-needs-4145702https://childmind.org/article/helping-children-with-special-needs-go-back-to-school/https://nationalautismresources.com/back-to-school-social-story/https://www.andnextcomesl.com/2018/08/free-social-stories-about-going-to-school.html

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 days and times we could …
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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 by Raising Special Kids and …
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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 Flexibilities, including one that allows …
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