Arizona Autism Resources

Each state sets eligibility ages for services to children and youth with disabilities.
For current information concerning this state, please contact the office listed undr
STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: Special Education Services.

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STATE DEPARTMENT OF   EDUCATION:  Special
Education Services.
STATE VOCATIONAL   Rehabilitation Agency. DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Planning Council.
DISABILITY  
Organizations
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
ages 3 through 5. 
STATE VOCATIONAL
Special Needs Programs
DISABILITIES
Advocacy  Program
UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED
Programs  
 
EARLY 
Intervention System.
DEPARTMENT OF  MENTAL
HEALTH 
for children and youth.
CLIENT ASSISTANCE
Program.
TECHNOLOGY RELATED
Assistance.
PARENTS Training and Information Project. DEPARTMENT OF  MENTAL
HEALTH  /Retardation
PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN
with Special Health Care Needs.
PARENT-TEACHER
Association (PTA)

 

STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: SPECIAL EDUCATION

Kathryn A. Lund, State Director
Exceptional Student Services, Department of Education
1535 West Jefferson
Phoenix, AZ 85007
            (602) 542-3084      
E-mail: klund@mail1.ade.state.az.us
URL: http://ade.state.az.us

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITES:
AGES 3 THROUGH 5

Lynn Busenbark, Preschool Coordinator
Exceptional Student Services, Department of Education
1535 West Jefferson
Phoenix, AZ 85007
            (602) 542-3852      
E-mail: lbusenb@mail1.ade.state.az.us
URL: http://ade.state.az.us

PROGRAMS FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS WITH DISABILITIES:
AGES BIRTH THROUGH 2

Diane Renne, Executive Director
Interagency Coordinating Council for Infants & Toddlers
Department of Economic Security
1717 West Jefferson
P.O. Box 6123 (801-A-6)
Phoenix, AZ 85005
            (602) 542-5577      
E-mail: azeip@aztec.asu.edu

STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AGENCY

Roger Hodges, Administrator
Rehabilitation Services Bureau 930A
Department of Economic Security
1789 West Jefferson 2NW
Phoenix, AZ 85007
            (602) 542-3332      

OFFICE OF STATE COORINATOR OF VOCATIONAL
EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Karlene Darby, Director of Federal Vocational Support
Division of Vocational Education, Department of Education
1535 West Jefferson, Bin 60
Phoenix, AZ 85007
            (602) 542-3450      

STATE MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY

Rhonda Baldwin, Assistant Director
Division of Behavioral Health Services
Department of Health Services
2122 E. Highland Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85016
            (602) 381-8999      

STATE MENTAL HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE
FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Ron Smith, Deputy Assistant Director
Division of Behavioral Health Services
Department of Health Services
2122 E. Highland Ave., Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85016
            (602) 381-8998      

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES PROGRAM

Roger A. Deshaies, Assistant Director
Department of Economic Security
Division of Developmental Disabilities
P.O. Box 6123, Site Code (791A)
Phoenix, AZ 85005
            (602) 542-0419      

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL
DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL

Susan Madison, Executive Director
Governor’s Council on DD
1717 West Jefferson Street
Site Code (074Z)
Phoenix, AZ 85007
            (602) 542-4049      

PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCY

Leslie Cohen, Executive Director
Arizona Center for Disability Law
3839 N 3rd Street #209
Phoenix, AZ 85012
            (602) 274-6287      
E-mail: lorraineazl@juno.com
URL: http://www.nau.edu/~ihd/acdl.html

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS

Susan Burke, Chief
Office of Children with Special Health Care Needs
Department of Health
1740 W. Adams
Phoenix, AZ 85007
            (602) 542-1860      

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH
WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING

Christine Chaillie, Acting Executive Director
Arizona Council for the Hearing Impaired
1400 Washington Street, Room 126
Phoenix, AZ 85007
            (602) 542-3323       (V/TTY);             (800) 352-8161       (V/TTY)
E-mail: cchaillie@aol.comWilbur Lewis, Superintendent
Arizona State Schools for the Deaf & the Blind
1200 W. Speedway Boulevard
P.O. Box 87010
Tucson, AZ 85754

DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Attention Deficit Disorder
To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either:Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CH.A.D.D.)
499 NW 70th Avenue, Suite 101
Plantation, FL 33317
            (954) 587-3700      
            (800) 233-4050       (Voice mail to request information packet)
URL: http://www.chadd.org

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
P.O. Box 972
Mentor, OH 44061
            (216) 350-9595      
            (800) 487-2282       (Voice mail to request information packet)
E-mail: NATLADDA@aol.com
URL: http://www.add.org

Blindness
Chris Tompkins, Executive Director
Foundation for Blind Children
1235 E. Harmont Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85020
            (602) 331-1470      
E-mail: tompkins@netzone.com
URL: http://www.the-fbc.org

Brain Injury
Gene van den Bosch,Executive Director
Brain Injury Association of Arizona
4250 E. Camelback Rd., K-280
Phoenix, AZ 85018
602-323-9165
1-888-500-9165
www.biaaz.org

Cerebral Palsy
Guy Collison, Executive Director
United Cerebral Palsy of Central AZ
321 West Hatcher, Suite 102
Phoenix, AZ 85021
            (602) 943-5472      

Epilepsy
Mary Macleish, Executive Director
Epilepsy Society of Arizona
P.O. Box 25084
Phoenix, AZ 85002-5084
            (602) 406-3581      

Learning Disabilities
Learning Disabilities Association of AZ
P.O. Box 30606
Phoenix, AZ 85046-0606
            (602) 495-1175      

Mental Health
Cheryl Collier-Becker, Executive Director
Mental Health Association of Arizona
6411 E. Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85251
            (602) 994-4407      

Liz Ramsey, President
AZ Alliance for the Mentally Ill
2441 E. Fillmore St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008
            (602) 244-8166      

Mental Retardation
Richard Young, Executive Director
The Arc of Arizona
5610 South Central
Phoenix, AZ 85040
            (602) 243-1787      ;             (800) 252-9054      

Gina Johnson, President
“SHARING”-Down Syndrome Arizona
425 E. Tremaine Avenue
Gilbert, AZ 85234
            (602) 926-8685      

Speech and Hearing
Donna Collier
AZ Speech-Language-Hearing Association
7622 N. 48th Drive
Glendale, AZ 85301
            (602) 939-6103      ;             (800) 705-7510      

Arizona Council for the Hearing Impaired
1400 West Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85007
            (602) 542-3323       (Voice/TTY);             (800) 352-8161       (V/TTY, in AZ)

Spina Bifida
Arizona Spina Bifida Association Inc.
1001 East Fairmont Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85014
            (602) 274-3323      

OTHER DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

William Montfort, Executive Director
DeAnn Davis, Vice President of Programs
Easter Seal Society of AZ
903 North Second Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
            (602) 252-6061      ;             (800) 626-6061      
            (602) 254-3026       (TTY)Community Information and Referral Services
1515 E. Osborn
Phoenix, AZ 85014
            (602) 263-8856      ;             (800) 352-3792       (In AZ)
E-mail: cir@cir.org

UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED PROGRAM

Richard Carroll, Director
Institute for Human Development
Northern Arizona University
P.O. Box 5630
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
            (520) 523-4791      
URL: http://www.nau.edu/~ihd/

TECHNOLOGY-RELATED ASSISTANCE

Daniel Davidson, Interim Director
Elizabeth Pifer, Information and Referral
Arizona Technology Access Program (AZTAP)
Institute for Human Development
Northern Arizona University
P.O. Box 5630
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
            (520) 523-7035      ;             (520) 523-1695       (TTY)
            (800) 477-9921       (toll-free)
E-mail: daniel.davidson@nau.edu
URL: http://www.nau.edu/~ihd/aztap.html

PARENT TRAINING AND INFORMATION PROJECT

Mary Slaughter, Executive Director
Pilot Parent Partnerships
4750 N. Black Canyon Highway, Suite 101
Phoenix, AZ 85017-3621
            (602) 242-4366      ;             (800) 237-3007       (in AZ only)

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA)

Jeanette Weis, President
Arizona Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc.
2721 North Seventh Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85007-1102
            (602) 279-1811      

 

Arizona Web
 

Civil Liberties and Human Rights 
Arizona Chapter of NAAFA
Job Training and Workplace  
Service Corps Of Retired Executives (SCORE) 
Tucson SCORE
Disability Information  
Arc of Arizona, Inc.   
Disability Information Services, Inc. 
Greater Phoenix Chapter of the Austism Society of America 
Mesa Association of Sports for the Disabled 
Associated Rehabilitation Counseling Specialists.
Children and Youth  
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Tucson 
Camp Wildcat   
Children’s Action Alliance 
Cops Who Care Inc.
Health  
Camp Sunrise
Casa Gloriosa 
Comstock Children’s Foundation, Inc. 
March of Dimes Southern Arizona Division 
Ronald McDonald House 
Valley Fever Center For Excellence
Government  
Arizona State and Local Government 
Service   
Directory of Helping Services in Southern Arizona
Volunteering  
Southwest Alternatives Institute, Inc. 
Volunteer Center of Tucson
Safety  
ABATE of Arizona 
 
Recovery, Addiction, and Abuse 
Anasazi Foundation 
Tucson Rape Crisis Center 
Valley HELP Group
Homelessness and Housing  
Central Arizona Shelter Services, Inc. 
Christmas in April Greater Tucson  
Habitat for Humanity of Tucson   
Rural Community Assistance Corporation 
Community Food Bank of Tucson