Resources for Parents of
Children with Special Needs

Articles & Books

Married with Disabled Children - Article by Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.

Voices from the Spectrum: Parents, Grandparents, Siblings, People With Autism, And Professionals Share Their Wisdom

Married with Special-Needs Children [A Couples' Guide to Keeping Connected] - Book by Laura E. Marshak, Ph.D and Fran Pollack Prezant, M.Ed., CCC-SLP.

Boundaries In Marriage - Book by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend.

Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and Other Special Needs - Article from the Red Cross.

National Organizations

CaringBridge - Provides free websites that connect family and friends during a serious health event, care and recovery.

NORD - National Organization for Rare Diseases.

Special Needs Children - Information at for parents of children with special needs.

Federation for Children with Special Needs - A center for parents and parent organizations to work together on behalf of children with special needs and their families.


Raising Special Kids - Organization of families helping families of children with disabilities and special health needs in Arizona.

Division of Developmental Disability - Part of the Arizona Department of Economic Security.

SARRC - Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center.

ABIL - Arizona Bridge to Independent Living.

Arizona Center for Disability Law - Federally-designated Protection and Advocacy System for the State of Arizona.

Phoenix Area

Dads 4 Special Kids - Support group in Arizona for fathers of children with special needs.

Parents of Children with Special Needs - Deer Valley Counseling page about typical challenges facing parents of children with special needs and our approach to helping the parents.

18444 N 25th Ave, Suite 420, Phoenix AZ 85023

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