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News & Updates

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 …

What a Long, Strange Year It’s Been!

When the world was forced to adjust to a global pandemic, the changes needing to happen in a very short time were nearly staggering. As …
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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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