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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.

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 …
Wendi Howe

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 …
Nannette Salasek

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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