Programs and Services


Programs and services for families

Raising Special Kids provides programs and services at no cost to families.

No eligibility determinations are required. Any parent or family member of a child with a disability can take advantage of services provided in English, Spanish, and other languages.

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Individual Consultation

Get help with your questions and concerns about health care, education, early childhood, behaviors, transition to adulthood, and more!
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Parent-to-Parent Support

Each year, more than 300 families in Arizona are connected with veteran “mentor” parents who understand the challenges of raising a child with special needs.

Events & Training

Increase advocacy skills, and improve your ability to work with professionals on your child’s educational and medical needs.
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NICU Parent Support

Raising Special Kids shares guidance, support, and practical information for parents who have a baby in the NICU or a NICU graduate.
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Positive Family Coaching (PFC)

Raising Special Kids’ Positive Family Coaching (PFC) program provides enhanced support to families of children receiving behavioral health services through AHCCCS.

Programs and services for professionals

Parent Panels

Raising Special Kids provides training to support increased collaboration between professionals and parents.
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Physician Residency Program

The Physician Residency program provides Medical Residents the opportunity to experience a family’s perspective and learn the unique needs and challenges families with disabilities face.
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