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Santa Breakfast Event for Children with Special Needs

For many families, a visit with Santa is a tradition that is not attainable because of physical limitations or sensory overload concerns. But this holiday...

How to Talk to Kids About Disabilities

By Mike Homco Approximately 6.5 million people in the United States have an intellectual disability. So chances are, your child will encounter someone who has...

Saguaro Aquatics Offers Special Needs Swim Program

  This Tucson-based swim school is taking dives to stand out among other swim facilities. Apart from their small class sizes, well-trained, professional coaches, and...

Maricopa County Head Start for kids with Special Needs

  The most beautiful aspect of childhood is the opportunity to observe and support the unique qualities of children. All children develop at different rates,...

Visiting the Dentist with a Child with Special Needs

  Going to the dentist can be very intimidating! The tastes, the smells, the noises, opening your mouth for a ridiculous amount of time…It’s just...

Robotic Technology Helps Kids With Disabilities Walk

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Central Arizona is using a new robotic technology to help children with disabilities learn to walk. The ZeroG® Gait and...

Southwest Human Development : Disability Resources

Being a parent is hard. Navigating questionable online advice and shuttling your kids from appointment to appointment...

Local High School Students Needed for Technology Challenge to Benefit Children with Disabilities

Southwest Human Development is getting ready to host their annual MAKERS of Change Assistive Technology Challenge benefiting children with disabilities and is looking for...

Local Non-Profit Offers Formula Shortage Resource

The formula shortage has caused many parents anxiety, fear, and worry as they wonder when store shelves will be stocked again. For most, if...

New High School uses H.E.A.R.T and Horses to reimagine Special Education

Remembering school before COVID-19 can oftentimes leave parents feeling wistful. Rightfully so. The reality of education today is daunting: children forced to sit in...

Valley Mom Invents Sensory-Friendly Socks for Children of All Ages

When one Valley mother noticed her baby ripping off his socks, she soon realized this was going to be an ongoing battle, and she quickly came up with her own solution.

Please don’t say, “You’re so strong”

What if I told you I’m not especially strong? That I am an average woman who plays the cards I’m dealt? That you could do hard things, too, if it was the only choice you had.

Cookie Cutters-Haircuts for Kids

If you have a child with special needs, you might be familiar with the struggles of simple tasks like a haircut. Luckily, there is...

Chip in for Autism

Picazzo’s Healthy Italian Kitchen and Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC), Arizona’s leading autism nonprofit, are teaming up to raise funds for autism...

Finding the support to thrive

Parker Cook has a dazzling smile and intensely blue eyes behind tiny glasses. At age 5, he is thin but energetic, sweet and a...

Nominate a family with Special Needs for the September 2021 cover!

If you know an amazing special needs family, nominate them here!

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