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Oct 21

IEP Training - Tucson

6:00pm - Flowing Wells School District

Oct 22

Positive Behavior Support - Tucson

9:00am - Tucson Unified School District

Oct 22

El Comportamiento Positivo - Tucson

9:00am - Tucson Unified School District

Oct 22

Understanding 504 - Flagstaff

5:30pm - Raising Special Kids - Flagstaff

Oct 23

Bullying Prevention - Sierra Vista

5:30pm - Village Meadows Elementary School

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Finding Encouragement and Hope

Finding Encouragement and Hope

When Kathy’s daughter, Allie, was four months old and in the hospital, Kathy was supported with a parent-to-parent connection.  Kathy says she gained an understanding that she is not alone – others are going through similar challenges ...

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I Can Do This

I Can Do This

Chris had to think pretty hard about how she originally found Raising Special Kids. “It was a really, really long time ago, “ she laughed, thinking of the journey through her son’s elementary, middle and high school years. “I think it ...

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Someone Who Understood What She Was Feeling

Someone Who Understood What She Was Feeling

Angelica’s second baby was due in just three weeks when her first son, Andreas, was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. “My world was shattered—turned upside down,” she said. “I just wanted to run away.” Soon she was dealing ...

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I Was Searching for Resources

I Was Searching for Resources

Though this dashing young man manages to dress for school very day like he just walked off the pages of GQ (his own idea), he insists his goals for the future lie in engineering and science. With plenty of confidence and enthusiasm, Zachary is ready to make ...

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Anytime I Feel Lost I Call

Anytime I Feel Lost I Call

Riley’s mom, Kristie, does not remember a time in his life when they did not rely on Raising Special Kids to help.  Kristie first learned about Raising Special Kids while Riley was still in the NICU.  She has benefited from parent-to-parent ...

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Sharing the Same Frustrations and Joys

Sharing the Same Frustrations and Joys

Ellen remembers being told not to worry during her son Jack’s 18-month-old checkup when she mentioned that her son was not using any words.  After three more months passed with no words, the doctor recommended an Early Intervention ...

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Other Families Live This Too

Other Families Live This Too

Sophia was born with omphalocele, a birth defect of the abdominal wall, which required immediate surgery. Sophia has had multiple physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges. A hospital social worker referred Sophia’s mother, Sharon, to Raising ...

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We Had a Diagnosis but Nowhere to Go

We Had a Diagnosis but Nowhere to Go

After Louise and her husband received a diagnosis for their son, Robert, she felt unsure about what to do next. "We had a diagnosis but nowhere to go," she explained. Then a speech therapist recommended she go to the Collaborative Therapies Conference that ...

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Samantha & Greyson

Samantha & Greyson

Samantha and her husband did not know their 7-month old son had swallowed a small toy. Nor were they prepared for the cascade of medical and behavioral complications it would cause. The tiny plastic doll necklace did not show up on x-rays, but the damage it ...

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Nannette's Family

Nannette's Family

Family Support Specialist, Nannette Salasek, has been helping families deal with challenges of raising children with special needs since she began volunteering for Raising Special Kids in 2004. At that time, her experience as a parent of a child with a ...

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  • Finding Encouragement and Hope

  • I Can Do This

  • Someone Who Understood What She Was Feeling

  • I Was Searching for Resources

  • Anytime I Feel Lost I Call

  • Sharing the Same Frustrations and Joys

  • Other Families Live This Too

  • We Had a Diagnosis but Nowhere to Go

  • Samantha & Greyson

  • Nannette's Family

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Raising Special Kids

5025 E. Washington St., Ste. 204 Phoenix, AZ 85034

  • Phoenix: 602-242-4366
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