- Dawson Casting: Notably averted; Dion and the other kids are played by child actors that are around the same age as their characters. JaSiah Young was 8 when filming the first season. Samni Haney was 9. The actor that comes closest to this trope is Gavin Munn, who was 10 when filming season 1 yet his character is in the same class as Dion.
- Disabled Character, Disabled Actor: Like Esperanza, Sammi Haney has brittle bone disease and uses a wheelchair.
- Real-Life Relative: Esperanza and her dad are played by a real life father and daughter pair.
- The Wiki Rule: Raising Dion wiki
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