Raising Special Kids

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Basic Information

Address: 5025 E Washington St #204 Phoenix, AZ 85034
Phone Number: 602-242-4366
Fax Number: 602-242-4306

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Additional Information

Executive Director: Joyce Millard Hoie
Service Description: Support for families of children with disabilities and special health care needs
Mission Statement:

The mission of Raising Special Kids is to improve the lives of children with disabilities by providing families with parent to parent support, training, information, and individual assistance.

Programs and services are offered free of charge, in English and Spanish, without regard to the child’s disability, age, family income, qualifying conditions or other eligibility factors.

Membership Fee: none
Eligibility Requirements: none
Area Served: Arizona
Hours of Operation/Schedule: Mon - Th 8-5, Fri 8-4:15
Services Offered:
Parent to Parent mentoring, workshops on Special Ed & parenting issues,
Fundraisers: Dandelion Golf Classic, 09/26/2009 6:30 AM

2009 is 30th anniversary

Detailed Organization Information:

Raising Special Kids is a non-profit organization of families helping families of children with disabilities and special health needs in Arizona. All programs and services are provided to families free of charge. At all ages and stages of a child's development, Raising Special Kids supports parents through:

  • Parent-to-Parent programs match new families with experienced parents through our trained volunteer network
  • Special Education information, individual IEP consultation, training, and problem-solving support
  • Parent leadership development opportunities. Family Faculty support the training of health professionals; serve on boards, councils, and commissions to represent the family perspective
  • Community outreach supports families of diverse language and culture with services in rural areas and for tribal families. Newsletters are distributed to more than 13,000 parents and professionals
  • Partnership between parents and professionals including information and training on family-centered care, and other programs that support professionals in health, education and social services.
    ...and much more.
Slogan: families helping families