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About Special Kids is a "Parent to Parent" organization working 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.


Services

Parent Liaisons
    

Parent liaisons are trained and experienced parents 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.

To get connected to a parent liaison, please call 800-964-4746 or click here
 
Resource Directory
About Special Kids’ Resource Directory allows families and professionals to find resources in a searchable database format and contains community resources and other pertinent information related to children with special needs – from local to nationwide organizations.  You can visit the directory 24-hours a day and search by keyword, county, or service category.  You can find listings for support groups, respite care, disability specific resources, recreation, camps, and much more. 
To search the Resource Directory, click here

If you would like your organization to be listed in the directory, click here.

Trainings
The goal of About Special Kids’ training Department is to reach out to parents and professionals to inform and educate them, and to serve as a system of support and reference.  Our trainings consist of:
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        Workshops:  In person trainings are held throughout the state.  These include:
  • Roadmap to Special Education:  Laws and Practices
  • Public Health Insurance:  What You Don’t Know Can Cost You
  • It’s Not WHAT You Say . . . It’s HOW You Say It:  Effective Communication
  • My Child Has Special Needs:  Now What (Families Only)
  • What Every Parent Wishes You Knew (Professionals Only)
           
For a list of upcoming training dates, click here

             Online Trainings:   Online training modules are available which review specific rules
              of Article 7 – Indiana’s Special Education Law as well as Mental Health trainings.         

             Webinars:  About Special Kids presents several webinars throughout the year.  Each webinar is archived on our website as well as our YouTube page. Watch for upcoming webinars - listed on the ASK Events page as well as on our homepage.   
 
Publications
All of the ASK publications are available for download.  Copies of publications can also be requested by calling 800-964-4746. 

E-newsletter

About Special Kids produces a monthly e-newsletter.  If you wish to receive our e-news, click here to sign up through our Contact Us page. 

More questions?  Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page!