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Raising a child with special needs – the parents’ journey

Nothing illuminates a subject more powerfully than personal stories. This podcast, created from a panel discussion at Raising Arizona Kids magazine’s first annual Special...
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Advocating for your child with special needs

Navigating the special education system can be confusing, overwhelming and emotional. You’re worried about your child. You’re dealing with people you don’t know, information...

Special needs early assessment and intervention

Panelists from Raising Arizona Kids magazine's first annual Special Needs Resource Fair talk about developmental red flags, how to request a developmental assessment and...

NEW WAY ACADEMY – What it’s like growing up with learning...

"Yes I have a learning difference... It doesn't mean I can't learn." Straight from the minds and mouths of high school students at New Way...

SUNDI ASHENFELTER – Scottsdale veterinarian talks about kids and pets

Scottsdale veterinarian Sundi Ashenfelter, DVM, shares her insights about kids and pets. Plus: Choosing an exotic pet, preparing a pet for the new baby...

KATHRYN PIDGEON – Phoenix adoption attorney

Phoenix adoption attorney Kathryn Pidgeon has stacks of scrapbooks brimming with photos, graduation announcements and holiday cards from the families created by more than...

MAX and MARC ASHTON – Raising a blind child

When the phone call came saying Baby Max was blind, the one positive piece of news was a recommendation to contact the Foundation for Blind Children in...

KATE WELLS – Children’s Museum of Phoenix CEO

In 1998, Kate Wells and her friends rounded up preschool teachers, a pediatrician, a lawyer and others to set up a planning committee and...

CHRIS LINEBERRY – Putting kids first

Chris Lineberry, EdD, is the principal at Stanfield Elementary School near Casa Grande. Here, he talks to multimedia journalist Vicki Louk Balint about kids...

DOMINIQUE ROE-SEPOWITZ – What parents need to know about sex trafficking

Associate Professor Dominique Roe-Sepowitz, MSW, PhD, directs the Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research at Arizona State University. She also runs Esuba, a residential...

KEVIN BERGER, MD – A pioneer in pediatric palliative care

Coping with the emotional toll of caring for children with terminal illness, the business of pediatrics and Berger's take on delaying or postponing vaccines. Read...

SUE JOHNSON – The Family School tradition

Sue Johnson, director and a co-founder of The Family School in downtown Phoenix, talks about why kids thrive in an atmosphere that focuses on...

RAISING ARIZONA KIDS – A community of collaborators

March 2014 launches the 25th year of publication for Raising Arizona Kids, which started as a small, home-based business tucked into the corner...
Kimberly Marshall, Arizona Safe Baby Haven Coalition, safe haven laws

KIMBERLY MARSHALL – Saving babies through state safe haven laws

Kimberly Marshall, FNP-C, is an emergency department nurse practitioner and one of the co-founders of Arizona Safe Baby Haven Coalition. She talks about ending...
Joyce Millard Hoie, Raising Special Kids

JOYCE MILLARD HOIE – Support for families Raising Special Kids

As executive director of the Phoenix nonprofit Raising Special Kids, Joyce Millard Hoie oversees efforts to provide information, support and resources to children with...

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