Raising Special Kids is Arizona's Parent Training and Information (PTI) Center . PTI Centers are established under Part D of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) under a grant from the United States Department of Education; each state has at least one PTI Center.
Raising Special Kids is honored to have received the highest of three achievement awards for a Parent Center - The 2013 Excellence Award from the National and Regional Parent Technical Assistance Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).
As the PTI Center for Arizona, we work throughout the state serving families of children and young adults from birth to age 26 with all types of disability, including: physical, intellectual, behavioral, emotional, and learning disabilities. Complete our contact form to have one of our Family Support Specialists contact you.
We help families:
We also provide workshops to help parents understand the special education process, including information on:
The preferred approach at Raising Special Kids is to help parents become effective self-advocates by providing high quality training and consultation. Under special circumstances, an IEP Partner can provide direct support and participation in the IEP meeting.