Early childhood gift guide

The best gifts for young children can put a smile on their face as well as nurture their imagination, motor skills, literacy and overall development. But don’t be overwhelmed by the enormous toy section at the store or pages of products online! We’ve put together a guide for gifts appropriate...

Thank You

How to help children be thankful this holiday season

When children practice being thankful at a young age, habits are formed that can structure a greater chance of happiness throughout life. Individuals who are thankful, regardless of personal circumstance, often live happier and healthier lives. Studies show that increased gratitude can result in positive self-esteem, healthier relationships, psychological health,...

High school students gear up for annual MAKERS of Change Assistive Technology Challenge

Southwest Human Development and ASU EPICS High have joined forces to host the 2021 MAKERS of Change Assistive Technology Challenge to benefit young children with disabilities. Since 2018, Southwest Human Development has been hosting its MAKERS of Change challenge to engage Valley high school science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), coding,...

Thunderbirds Charities grant supports children with complex developmental disabilities

Thunderbirds Charities, the charitable giving arm of The Thunderbirds—hosts of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, has awarded a $61,000 grant to Southwest Human Development to support young children with developmental disabilities. The funding will provide developmental screening, assessment, treatment and care coordination services at Southwest Human Development's Children's Developmental Center....

Tips for caregivers during Baby Safety Month

By Emily Singleton September is Baby Safety Month. For new parents, participating in a home visitation program like Healthy Families is a great way to make sure you are up-to-date on all the resources and information to keep your baby safe. Here are some tips from the Healthy Families program for caregivers...

Southwest Human Development offers rewarding team builders

The COVID-19 pandemic caused an abrupt change in every workplace, with many organizations changing their operations or requiring employees to work from home. It's still unclear when COVID-19 will be fully under control. But as vaccination rates go up, many organizations are returning to in-person work or transitioning to an...