Want to Share Your Ideas About Special Education?

Posted Sep 15, 2014

This is a great opportunity for parents and family members to be involved in the process of improving special education in Arizona. The Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services (ADE/ESS), is inviting people who are passionate ...

Raising Special Kids Awarded Federal Grant for Special Education

Posted Aug 29, 2014

Families of kids with special needs will continue to receive critical support services through the next five years. The United States Department of Education has awarded $1.9 million to Raising Special Kids, a parent-led nonprofit organization ...

DDD is Seeking Nominations

Posted Jul 7, 2014

Do you know an outstanding service provider? Now is your chance to show your appreciation! DDD is seeking nominations for Direct Support Professionals & Direct Support Supervisor of the Year. To nominate your provider, complete this ...

IDEA State Accountability

Posted Jun 30, 2014

States' implementation of IDEA has come under scrutiny beyond compliance with the law - like "How are students with disabilities performing as a result of their education program?" CEC's Policy Insider, June 25, 2014, reports: Outcomes of ...

Connecting Newsletter - Summer 2014

Posted May 30, 2014

Hot off the press: Connecting Summer 2014 In this issue we explore considerations for traveling with individuals with disabilities and take a look at a unique community collaboration that help air travelers with disabilities prepare for their ...

Celebrate Developmental Disabilties Awareness Month

Posted Mar 10, 2014

Celebrate March as Developmental Disabilties Awareness Month “Disability is a natural part of the human experience that does not diminish the right of individuals with developmental disabilities to live independently, to exert control and ...

DDD Clarifies Rules for Meeting Locations

Posted Feb 10, 2014

The following announcement was sent on behalf of DES/DDD Business Operations on Friday, February 7th providing a reminder to Support Coordinators and Providers of AHCCCS policy regarding meeting locations. Important Announcement for Qualified ...

Joyce Millard Hoie Featured in Raising Arizona Kids Magazine

Joyce Millard Hoie Featured in Raising Arizona Kids Magazine

Posted Jan 15, 2014

Joyce Millard Hoie, Executive Director of Raising Special Kids, is featured this month in Raising Arizona Kids magazine. Joyce discusses our mission and the many challenges families face raising children with special needs. Read the full article ...

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