What We Do
About Special Kids is a "Parent to Parent" organization that works throughout the state of Indiana to answer questions and provide support, information and resources. We are parents and family members of children with special needs and we help other families and professionals understand the various systems that are encountered related to special needs. Our central office is located in Indianapolis, Indiana where parents from the entire state can access information, resources and support. Regional Parent Liaisons are located throughout Indiana.
The mission of About Special Kids is: Helping children with special needs live better lives by educating, empowering and connecting their families.
We define children with special needs as children with:
- Physical, mental, emotional disabilities
- Developmental delays
- Chronic illnesses
- Mental health concerns
- Behavioral disorders
- Learning disabilities and educational delays
- Children who have risk factors or who are showing signs of a suspected disability
As a parent, once you make contact with About Special Kids, you will likely be connected with a staff Parent Liaison who is a trained and experienced parent of a child with special needs. Parent Liaisons focus on teaching families how to anticipate child and family needs, identify family and community resources, and access community systems to help them meet the needs of their children. Additionally, About Special Kids Parent Liaisons follow up with each family that contacts us. So...even if there is something that you forget to ASK during that first call that you make, you will have plenty of contact with our parent staff to anticipate and to help answer your questions.
To find out more about Parent Liaisons — click here
Please refer to the Frequently ASKed Questions section for examples of the types of issues that we can assist with.
Families can call or email About Special Kids, ask to speak to a Parent Liaison and they will be assisted according to their needs.