Raising Special Kids

Rating: 4.9 stars   31 reviews

Issues: Disabilities, Human Services

Location: 5025 E. Washington St. #204 Phoenix AZ 85034 USA

Mission: As a comprehensive Parent Center, Raising Special Kids provides information to families of children with disabilities or special health needs. We offer free workshops and individual consultations for families as well as training for professionals in family service fields such as health care, education and social services. Parent to Parent support and guidance is offered by experienced, trained, volunteers for families facing a new situation. A skilled, caring staff of parents is available to answer questions regarding special education, health care, accessing state services and finding appropriate resources for children and families. Services for families are offered free of charge in English and Spanish.
Target demographics: Families of children with disabilities and special health care needs in Arizona--and the professionals who serve them.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 7,701 families
Geographic areas served: Arizona
Programs: Parent to parent support, parent training, and information on services and resources.
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 86-0517082
800-237-3007
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Rating: 5 stars  

I refer families to Raising Special kids in Phoenix no less than weekly in my role with The Division of Developmental Disabilties. They have exellent information for families and individuals looking for information and support. They provide not only exellent education but compassion and support for families who are looking for resouces to support their family members.
I know that the people I refer will be treated with respect and compassion. I would rate them higher if I could. Respectfully,
Brenda E. Sondersted

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help them have more funds to do what they do.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

Raising Special Kids is Awesome! They often have educational classes for family members, special activities for all their partcipants and most important their peer-mentor program best fits the needs of the famlies they serve.

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked with this organization for over 15 years. We send our pediatric residents there as a part of their rotation in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and they visit a family at home who has a child with a disability. This is the best way to see a child, at home, in their world, and not in a Hospital or Clinic setting. They love it. The families love it and I certainly love it. I have more recently been on their Professional Advisory Board and still would love to have more time to do more for this outstanding organization. It's the Best!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The changed attitudes about children with disabilities and special health care needs that I see in the Pediatric Residents who go to their center and visit their families.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them more resources to do what they do best.

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