Alabama 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 under 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
(ADAP).
UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED
Programs  
EARLY 
Intervention System.
DEPARTMENT OF  MENTAL HEALTH 
for children and youth.
CLIENT ASSISTANCE  Program. TECHNOLOGYRELATED
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

Bill East, Director 
AL Dept of Educ, Div of  Special Education Services 
P.O. Box 302101 
Montgomery, AL 36130-2101 
            (334) 242-8114      ;             (800) 392-8020       (In AL) 

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITES:
AGES 3 THROUGH 5

James Waid, Education Specialist/Coordinator 619 
AL Dept of Educ, Div of Special Education Services 
P.O. Box 302101 
Montgomery, AL 36130-2101 
            (334) 242-8114      ;             (800) 392-8020       (In AL) 

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

Ouida Holder, Part H Coordinator 
Alabama’s Early Intervention System 
Department of Rehabilitation Services 
2129 East South Blvd., P.O. Box 11586 
Montgomery, AL 36111-0586 
            (334) 281-8780       
E-mail: oholder@rehab.state.al.us 
URL: http://www.rehab.state.al.us

STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AGENCY

Lamona Lucas, Commissioner 
Department of Rehabilitation Services 
2129 East South Blvd., P.O. Box 11586 
Montgomery, AL 36111-0586 
            (334) 281-8780       
E-mail: webinfo@rehab.state.al.us 
URL: http://www.rehab.state.al.us/vr.html

OFFICE OF STATE COORINATOR OF VOCATIONAL
EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Jim Kendrick, Coordinator 
Special Needs Programs, Department of Education 
Gordon Persons Building 
P.O. Box 302101 
Montgomery, AL 36130-2101 
            (334) 242-9108       

STATE MENTAL HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE FOR CHILDREN
AND YOUTH

Virginia A. Rogers, Commissioner
Alabama Department of Mental Health
RSA Union Bldg.
P.O. Box 301410
Montgomery, AL 36130-1410
            (334) 242-3218      

STATE MENTAL RETARDATION PROGRAM

Catharine P. Maddox, Associate Commissioner
Department of Mental Health/Mental Retardation
RSA Union Bldg.
100 N. Union Street
P.O. Box 301410
Montgomery, AL 36130-1410
            (334) 242-3701      

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL
DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL

Joan B. Hannah, Director
Alabama DD Planning Council
RSA Union Bldg.
100 N. Union Street
P.O. Box 301410
Montgomery, AL 36130-1410
            (334) 242-3973      ;             (800) 232-2158      

PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCY

Reuben Cook, Director
Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program (ADAP)
526 Martha Parham West
The University of Alabama
P.O. Box 870395
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0395
            (800) 826-1675      ;             (205) 348-4928      
            (205)348-9484       (TTY)
E-mail: ADAP@law.ua.edu

CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Jerry Norsworthy, Coordinator
Department of Rehabilitation Services
P.O. Box 11586
Montgomery, AL 36111-0586
            (334) 281-2276       (V/TTY);             (800) 228-3231       (V/TTY in AL)

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS

Christine Kendall, Assistant Commissioner
Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services
Children’s Rehabilitation Service
2129 East South Blvd., P.O. Box 11586
Montgomery, AL 36111-0586
            (334) 281-8780      ;             (800) 846-3697      
E-mail: ckendall@rehab.state.al.us
URL: http://www.rehab.state.al.us

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
or
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

Cerebral Palsy
Gary Edwards, Executive Director
United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham
2430 11th Avenue, North
Birmingham, AL 35234
            (205) 251-0165      
E-mail: UCPGBI@aol.com

Glenn R. Harger, Executive Director
United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile, Inc.
3058 Dolphin Square Connector
Mobile, AL 36607
            (334) 479-4900      

Epilepsy
Stan Garris, Executive Director
Epilepsy Foundation of North & Central Alabama
1801 Oxmoor Road, Suite 101
Birmingham, AL 35209
            (205) 870-1146      ;             (800) 950-6662       (In AL)

F. Mitchell Garrett, Executive Director
Epilepsy Chapter of Mobile and Gulf Coast
951 Government Street, Suite 201
Mobile, AL 36604
            (334) 432-0970      ;             (800) 626-1582       (In AL)

Head Injury
Charles Priest, Director
Alabama Head Injury Foundation
3600 8th Avenue, South
Birmingham, AL 35222
            (205) 328-3505      ;             (800) 433-8002       (In AL)

Learning Disabilities
Wanda Manning, President
Learning Disabilities Association of Alabama
P.O. Box 11588
Montgomery, AL 36111
            (334) 277-9151      

Mental Health
Ann Denbo, President
Alabama Alliance for the Mentally Ill
6900 6th Avenue, South, Suite B
Birmingham, AL 35212-1902
            (205) 833-8336      ;             (800) 626-4199       (In AL)

Mental Retardation
Rocky Allman, Acting Director
The Arc of Alabama
444 South Decatur Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
            (334) 262-7688      ;             (800) 261-7687       (In AL)

Speech and Hearing
Brian Shulman, President
Speech & Hearing Association of Alabama
P.O. Box 9585
Mobile, AL 36691
            (334) 380-2630      

Spina Bifida
Spina Bifida Association of Alabama
P.O. Box 130538
Birmingham, AL 35213
            (205) 978-7287      

OTHER DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS

Barry F. Cavan, President
Alabama Easter Seal Society
P.O. Box 20320
Montgomery, AL 36120-0320
            (334) 288-8382      Joseph Busta, Jr., President
Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind
P.O. Box 698
Talladega, AL 35161
            (205) 761-3200      
E-mail: jbusta@aidb.state.al.us
URL: http://www.aidb.state.al.us

UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED PROGRAM

Craig T. and Sharon L. Ramey, Directors
Civitan International Research Center
University of AL at Birmingham
1719 Sixth Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-0021
            (205) 934-8900      
URL: http://www.circ.uab.edu

TECHNOLOGY-RELATED ASSISTANCE

Tom Gannaway, Executive Director
STAR (Statewide Technology Access and Response for Alabamians with Disabilities)
2125 East South Boulevard
P.O. Box 20752
Montgomery, AL 36120-0752
            (334) 613-3480      ;             (334) 613-3519       (TTY);
            (800) 782-7656       (In AL)
E-mail: alstar@mont.mindspring.com

PARENT TRAINING AND INFORMATION PROJECT

Carol Blades, Director
Special Education Action Committee Inc. (SEAC)
P.O. Box 161274
Mobile, AL 36616-2274
            (334) 478-1208      ;             (800) 222-7322       (In AL)
E-mail: seacmob1@juno.com

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA)

Donna Dickey, President
Alabama PTA
470 S. Union St. >



Alabama  Web

 

Family and Parenting 
Parents Training and Information Project
AGAPE Of North Alabama 
Planned Parenthood of Alabama, Inc.Health 
Compeer Program 
Chapter 
La Leche League of Cullman
Disability Information
Autism Society of Alabama
Mobile Association For Retarded Citizens.
Lakeshore Foundation Super Sports Program
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit
Disorders (CH.A.D.D.)
Special Education and Programs 
Alabama’s Early Intervention System 
Department of Rehabilitation Services
Children  with Special Health Care Needs
University of AL at Birmingham
Spring Valley School
Community and Local Government 
Alabama State and Local Government 
Alabama Community Access Network 
Community Service (Volunteering)  
Kiwanis Alabama 
Lions of Alabama – Multiple District 34, Inc.
Recovery, Addiction, and Abuse  
Helpline 
Rape Crisis Center of Mobile 
Safety  
Harvest Volunteer Fire Department
Children and Youth  
Girl Scouts of North Alabama 
YMCA of Calhoun County
Homelessness and Housing 
Central Alabama Fair Housing Center 
Habitat for Humanity of Mobile County 
Health Care for the Homeless 
Bay Area Food Bank

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