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Special education intervention can begin early

Concerned that your child may have a developmental delay requiring special education support? Your local school district will screen children beginning at age 2...

“Night to Shine” brings prom experience to teens and adults with special needs

Who can forget prom night? Whether it was a dream or a disaster, it's part of the fabric of many people’s lives. But for...

Assistive technology: what parents need to know

What do you think of when you hear the term "assistive technology?" Do you imagine advanced computer-based talking systems, such as the one Steven Hawking...

Wheelchair basketball keeps Arizona kids in the game

Monday nights are a magical time in downtown Mesa. That's when kids from across the Valley---and around Arizona---meet at the Broadway Recreation Center to participate in their...

A game changer for kids with dyslexia

Glendale mom Meriah Houser has made advocating for kids with dyslexia her life's mission ever since her sons Cole, 13, and Maddox, 10, were diagnosed in...

Charter schools and students with disabilities

As the number of students attending charter schools increases, some parents of students with disabilities have expressed confusion about the legal obligations of these...

Choosing a special needs school: questions to consider

Children have unique personalities, interests and needs. Schools have unique cultures and competencies. The goal is finding the right school “fit” for your child...

Special needs recreation and enrichment

A child's special needs needn't get in the way of fun. Here is a list of Valley programs that offer special needs recreation and...

Learning differences and attention challenges

Sometimes a little extra education support can make all the difference to a child with learning or attention challenges. Here are some Arizona organizations...

2E movie – a special screening for parents

Parents Education Network (PEN) Phoenix is hosting a special screening of the Thomas Ropelewski film “2E” about the journeys of a group of twice-exceptional...

Special needs resources in Arizona

Listings that include a logo represent organizations whose support allows Raising Arizona Kids to continue to provide free local resources and information to Arizona...

What it means to be 2E

Spend a few minutes with Yasha Broderick and Yale Richardson and you’ll quickly be shaking your head in amazement. Information and insights spill from them...

Special needs schools

Arizona has a wide variety of specialized schools catering to the unique needs of children with learning and attention challenges or developmental, emotional or...

Transition expo looks ahead for children on the autism spectrum

Families with children on the autism spectrum can glimpse what the future holds during the AZ ASSIST Transition Expo Tuesday, Sept. 29 in Peoria. The...

Talking to children about learning differences

Stacy Strombeck-Goodrich, of Scottsdale, used to carry a laminated card in her wallet. She pulled it out whenever other preschool-age children asked questions about...

Foundation for Blind Children opens a third campus

If you've recently visited Sunnyslope, the area seven miles north of downtown Phoenix marked by the giant white "S" on the mountainside, you may have noticed...

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