To get connected to a parent liaison, please call 800-964-4746 or click here.
About Special Kids (ASK) is Indiana’s Parent to Parent organization that works throughout the state to give support, answer questions and provide information and resources to families of children with special needs. ASK staff are extensively and continually trained as well as parents of children with special needs; therefore, we can help other families and professionals understand the various systems that families encounter related to special needs. ASK has a parent liaison in each region of the state with our central office location in Indianapolis.
ASK’s mission: 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 or terminal 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 ASK you will be connected with a staff parent liaison who is trained extensively and an experienced parent of a child with special needs. Parent liaisons focus on teaching families how to anticipate child and family needs, identify appropriate resources, and access community systems to help them meet the needs of their children. Additionally, ASK’s parent liaisons follow up with each family that contacts us. So...even if there is something that you forget to address during that first call you make, you will have plenty of contact with your liaison to answer your questions and anticipate future needs.
For a list of Frequently Asked Questions, please click here