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Raising Special Kids exists to improve the lives of children with the full range of disabilities, from birth to age 26, by providing support, training, information and individual assistance so families can become effective advocates for their children.

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Southwest States Win Federal Award to Expand Health Information on Tribal Lands

The U. S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded one of three, nationwide, federal grants to Parents Reaching Out (NM) in partnership with Raising Special Kids (AZ), both well-established Family-to-Family Health Information Center Centers in New Mexico and Arizona. …

Celebrating a Decade of Partnership for Families of Children with Disabilities

CareScape, Inc., Arizona Business Bank and Raising Special Kids Celebrate a Decade of Partnership for Families of Children with Disabilities …

Connecting Newsletter - Spring 2017

In this issue: Just how important is Medicaid for children and youth with disabilities? …

Online Parent Training

Get the information you need when you need it with our online parent training. …

ACTION ALERT: Medicaid Pays For That?

Medicaid is the largest insurer of children with disabilities, and it has been for decades. Suddenly, as part of the repeal of Obamacare, Congress has proposed putting caps on Medicaid services for children …

 ACTION ALERT: Families of children with disabilities all have this in common

Whether you call it DDD, ALTCS, EPSDT, HCBS, CRS, CMDP, AHCCCS, or different names, the funding source for all of these programs is Medicaid. …

ACTION ALERT: Your action is needed tomorrow!

The American Health Care Bill will go to the House floor for a vote next week. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Committee (CBO) released its analysis of the bill. …

Partners In Care in Raising Arizona Kids Magazine

Partners In Care Featured in latest issue of Raising Arizona Kids magazine, …

Connecting Newsletter Winter 2016

In this issue: Common terms educators use but may be new to you. …


It’s A Good Time To Have Dyslexia

​Meriah Houser is a former teacher, and a lover of books. She was eager to pass on her enthusiasm for reading to her sons, Cole and Maddox. As her boys grew, Meriah discovered that reading was very challenging for them. … KEEP READING

Don't Be Afraid to Ask for Help

Not long ago Aurora Townsend and her family were afraid that she would be unable to follow her dream of attending college to become a Neurobiologist. Aurora has Toxic Encephalopathy and Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome–disabilities that cause her body to respond intensely to substances in the environment many of us do not notice. … KEEP READING

​I Felt Like I Could Breathe Again!

When Laurie and her husband adopted Adilynn, they anticipated a few minor medical issues. What they could not have anticipated was the number of hospitalizations, medical procedures and dozens of specialists necessary to meet Adilynn’s medical needs. … KEEP READING

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