Foundation for Exceptional Kids


The Foundation for Exceptional Kids is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children with developmental disabilities and strengthening the local special needs community. We provide educational programs that empower families, contribute to community supports and services, and create nourishing events that unite a community.

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The Foundation for Exceptional Kids is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation that was founded in 2006 to provide educational programs and therapeutic supports to children with developmental disabilities and their families. In recent years, we have expanded our mission and initiatives to include uniting and strengthening the special needs community and the professionals that serve it.

The Foundation for Exceptional Kids develops no/low cost programming for children with special needs and their families that provide therapeutic opportunities and benefits that unite and empowers a family. In Arizona there is a need for additional recreational and academic programs to support families and children with special needs. Our Foundation offers our Early Learning Center, an inclusive model developmental preschool and toddler program; and a sleep over camp for children and their families called Camp Runamuk. Both programs were created to support the entire family unit and their needs, along with their child with special needs.

The Foundation for Exceptional Kids also provides community education to families, professionals, teachers, and the community at large, about individuals with special needs, their value, and ways to support them. Through effective training, the Foundation for Exceptional Kids increases the effectiveness of community support and team-based interventions by providing the community and families with much needed education specific to the population and their specific needs. We currently provide community and parent based education in the areas of disability awareness, accessing current support systems, financial and educational planning, and the types of positive behavioral interventions for supporting individuals with special needs.

In addition to these initiatives, it is the Foundations' goal to also:
-Develop programming for young adults in the areas of employment and independent living.
-Develop supplemental funding for therapy/medical equipment and scholarship opportunities for cost prohibitive treatment and programs to assist Arizona families are struggling financially or who lack state assistance.
-Create a means of accepting and distributing in-kind donations for agencies with underfunded programs, which support the special needs community.

Address: 1848 N. 52nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008
GuideStar URL: http://www.guidestar.org/profile/83-0478048
AZ State Tax Credit Info: Charitable (Working Poor) Tax Credit
Alliance Member?: Yes
Service Areas: Maricopa