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Physician Residency Program

The Physician Residency program provides medical residents the opportunity to learn how Raising Special kids provides support to families. They experience a family’s perspective and learn the unique needs and challenges faced by families of children with disabilities.

Topics covered:

  • Relaying diagnosis to a family
  • Family-centered care in action
  • Parents as partners in medical-decision making
  • Community resources
  • Referring Families to Raising Special Kids
  • Visit with a family raising a child with special needs trained in parent-to-parent support
  • Listen as a family shares their story
  • Interact with family members and child with a disability
  • Experience strength of family
  • Get a bigger picture of the impact of the diagnosis outside the clinic setting
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