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  

Raising Special Kids is a fantastic resource for special education teachers and staff to pass along to families. They provide wonderful workshops and information that helps guide families in the right direction. We are thankful to have them in this community.

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

my work with families in our school district.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

Raising Special Kids helped my family find information and resourse when I needed them most for my son, who has Autism. They are a kind, loving and smart group of people. I love working with them. They really care about the families they help.

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

Finding help for my son, who has Autism. They helped my family find resources and information on how to work with schools, doctors, motivation, behaviors, discipline, etc.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The employees are wonderful. They are very frugal with their dollars.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

wonderful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help so many more families who suffer in silence with disabilities.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-8-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been invovled with Raising Special Kids (RSK) for the past two years as a board member. Before this I called on RSK for help in my position with the school system using RSK to support and help families who may be struggling with the special education process and needed a supporting hand with the process. They have done training for us to provide parents the guidance they needed to attend IEP meetings to feel successful and to be listened to by school personnel. They have helped many families in our distict and districts across the state. From advocacy at the state level to the individual family advocacy this organzation had helped thousands of families across Arizona. Families would be lost without this organization. My hat is off to RSK and all they do to support and provide information to everyone involved in the disability movement. THANK YOU!!!!!

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

having RSK invovled in IEP meetings and also training our families in our district. They have imiproved relationships between staff and families.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Helping families learn special education processes so they can be good advocates for their children.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Committed and dedicated to making a difference for families and individuals with disabilities. They have supported and provided needed infromation to families across Arizona.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Expand and do the grea things it has going for the organization.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-10-01

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