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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Family Services, Human Services, Public & Societal Benefit

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.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Board Member

Rating: 5

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!!!!!