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Raising Special Kids

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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.

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1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

RSK has served the Arizona community with unstoppable focus on children with disabilities and their families. RSK always keeps an eye toward flexible, innovative approaches to meet the needs of individual families, to the development of sound public policy, and to the empower children and their families to reach new heights through their own strengths, goals, and dreams. RSK continues to demonstrate in their day to day operations the firm belief that everyone has potential, everyone has great value and everyone has unique abilities. RSK has supported countless families in acheiving that potential.