Mark and Tricia

Mark and Tricia

Posted Jun 3, 2013

Mark and Tricia's family started their journey of raising children with special needs when their youngest son was born with Lobar emphysema and had part of his lung removed. "He was quarantined to our home for most of the first three years of his...

Twila's Story

Twila's Story

Posted May 27, 2013

After learning of her youngest child’s diagnosis, Twila set out to learn all she could about Cerebral Palsy and what she could do to help her daughter. Living in a remote area in the Hopi Tribal community made accessing some resources...

Darby and Max

Darby and Max

Posted May 20, 2013

Darby's method of dealing with the health, educational and behavioralchallenges her family faced with her son, Max, was mentally to "put thoseinto buckets, and then deal with each overflowing bucket.""Max had missed a lot of school due to...

De and Andy

De and Andy

Posted May 20, 2013

Like many busy moms raising children with special needs, De takes advantage of services on the internet to help keep her aware of news and information she can use to help her son, Andy. She monitors public policy issues and other news via Raising...

Gabby and Josh

Gabby and Josh

Posted May 13, 2013

When Josh was 11, Gabby and her family moved from California leaving behind their support networks. While they were getting settled in Arizona, Gabby learned about a support group for parents of children with disabilities. Many of the parents in...

Teresa and RyRy

Teresa and RyRy

Posted May 6, 2013

After raising children of her own, Teresa didn't expect to find herself raising another baby--her grandson. Teresa also discovered that RyRy was not going to be an "easy" baby. A gastro-intestinal issue required emergency surgery. An...

Katie and Jack

Katie and Jack

Posted Apr 29, 2013

Katie remembers learning about Raising Special Kids when her son Jack was 2 years old from his DDD (Division of Developmental Disabilities) Support Coordinator. Then she realized she had been acquainted with Raising Special Kids previously in...

Elizabeth & Jackson

Elizabeth & Jackson

Posted Apr 22, 2013

Elizabeth’s son Jackson seemed to have typical development as a baby until age two and a half when Elizabeth noticed that he was not putting multiple words together.  Their doctor assured her Jackson was fine, but Elizabeth felt...

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