Navigate the World of Special Needs

SKN Foundation’s SCOPE Helpline.

At SKN Foundation, we understand the unique challenges and joys of raising a child with special needs. Our dedicated SKN SCOPE helpline is here to provide support, resources, and a listening ear for families navigating this journey.

Compassionate and understanding staff ready to listen and offer comfort.

Guidance on educational, medical, and social services tailored to your child's needs.

Assistance with understanding about your rights, services at the school system, community programs, and other forms of support.

What is SCOPE Program?
How it will help me?

The SKN Charity Golf Tournament is an annual event organized by the SKN Foundation to raise critical funds for the Special Needs Community Outreach Program for Empowerment (SCOPE). SCOPE strengthens support resources for parents of newly diagnosed special needs children, providing them with the necessary tools and assistance to navigate their new journey.


How does this helpline help me?

The world of special needs is very complicated and often isolating. Our helpline will help to provide support, navigate resources, and guidance to South Asian families with special needs members.

Who can use this helpline?

The helpline is available to all South Asian families who have a member with special needs. Whether you need emotional support, information on services, or help navigating the healthcare system, we are here to assist you.

How can I contact the SKN SCOPE helpline?

You can contact us by:

  • Calling 908-333-4435
  • Sending an email to
  • Visiting our website:
What is the process and how soon can I expect a response from the Helpline contact?

Once you contact us with your basic information, one of the SCOPE team members will contact you within 48 hours. They will set a time to speak to you and assess your needs and coordinate the follow ups as needed.

What kind of support can I expect from the helpline?

You can expect a wide range of support services, including:

  • Basic information on local services and community resources
  • Receive guidance about navigating healthcare and educational systems
  • Connections to support groups and someone to talk to
Are the services provided in a confidential manner?

Yes, all services provided through our helpline are strictly confidential. We respect your privacy and ensure that your information is protected.

Is there a cost for using the helpline?

Our helpline services are free of charge supported by the fundraising efforts of the SKN Foundation, a not for profit organization committed to providing support to South Asian families in need.

What languages are supported by the helpline?

Our team speaks multiple South Asian languages, including Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati, and more. We aim to provide support in your preferred language.

What types of special needs do you support?

We support families with members who have a variety of special needs, including but not limited to:

  • Developmental disabilities (e.g., autism, Down syndrome)
  • Physical disabilities (e.g., cerebral palsy)
  • Learning disabilities (e.g., dyslexia)
  • Mental health conditions (e.g., ADHD, anxiety, depression)
What is the process and how soon can I expect a response from the Helpline contact?

Once you contact us with your basic information, once of the SCOPE team members will contact you within 48 hours. They will set a time to speak to you and assess your needs and coordinate the follow ups as needed.

SCOPE Overview

The Special Needs Community Outreach Program for Empowerment has touched the lives of hundreds of families and built a strong network of empowered parents and their superstar children.

Family Perspective

Listen to this first-hand experience of SCOPE parents. Through parent training and empowerment workshops conducted by experts, we aim to educate and empower parents throughout their journey.

Parent Empowerment Program

Here is an overview of SCOPE’s Parent Empowerment Program (PEP) that has helped families navigate through their day-to-day activities with their children and build a stronger future for them.

Our Programs

Parent Empowerment

SCOPE Membership

IEP Consultation

Helping Your Child Explore, Grow, & Learn

SCOPE serves as a resource for health systems and the community to provide cultural competence resources to providers, and health and wellness related information to families. Ongoing parent-to-parent mentoring facilitates mutual support and understanding which provides a safe space and introduces parents to others with similar challenges and needs.

A Parent Support Specialist connects families to needed resources through the Parent Empowerment Program designed to build self-advocacy skills and training for the first year of a new diagnosis. Regular workshops and trainings address felt needs of parents of children with special needs (ex. IEP education, toilet training).

Inclusive social events provide safe spaces for children and families to socialize, to have fun and make friends in a judgment-free zone.


Parents Connected through virtual support network


Parents & Providers educated through trainings


I have been highly impressed with the structure of the PEP program and how effective it has been for our family.

Being new to special needs parenting is scary and this program armed is with so much knowledge and resources we can tap into to support our daughter.


Parul proactively reached out to us and addressed our concerns. She prepared us for the IEP meeting, refining our response to school making it more professional. She participated in the IEP meeting, bringing great suggestions. The school took note of them; providing ELL for our son.


We’ve stuck with SCOPE and made sure that we attend every one of your events for the last two years and each time SCOPE continues to surprise me.

It’s okay to have that sparkle and support and SCOPE is one of those places where I think they reinforced it.



To empower South Asian families raising children with special needs. SCOPE strives to bridge the gap by providing educational resources, advocacy support, and opportunities for connection and empowerment within the community.


Every child deserves the chance to reach their full potential. SCOPE recognizes the unique challenges faced by South Asian families and believes in nurturing a supportive environment where families can access resources and build a community.


SCOPE offers educational workshops, connects families with support services, and facilitates community events to empower South Asian families with special needs children. This further helps in cultivating inclusivity and strengthens their ability to advocate for their children’s overall well-being.


Get In Touch

For any questions or assistance regarding the SCOPE program and SKN Foundation, please get in touch with us. We will get back to you! We strive to promote total wellness of the person and community through education.

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