*This list is created as a quick reference, and is not intended to be comprehensive. Refer to the handbook or paperwork received at the time of hire for complete information. If you have any questions, please contact your area manager.
They have a lot of cool activities like dances and bingo nights at the Pyle Adult Center 655 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, 85282. Second Fridays of each month – dances $3 admission. First Fridays of each month – Bingo night $2 admission. Activities start at 6:30.
715 West Fifth Street, Tempe, AZ 85281
Jessica Lewis, Coalition Coordinator
The Arizona Autism Coalition is an inclusive stakeholder organization committed to improving the lives of families, providers, and educators impacted by autism in the state of Arizona. The Arizona Autism Coalition is dedicated to the sharing of resources and information related to autism and working with state agencies towards systems change for the betterment of the community.
P.O. Box 28241
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Contact: Denise Thompson – Coordinator for the State of Arizona
Description: Provides information, referrals, and training to state employees and to the public and private sectors. Also serves as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
100 North 15th Avenue Suite 170
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Tel: (602) 542-6276 | Fax: (602) 543-6163
Contact: Christi Samaniego, Information Resource Coordinator
Provides information and referral regarding deaf and hard of hearing issues. Also has an equipment distribution program for hearing and speech impaired individuals.
1400 W. Washington, Room 126, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Tel: (602) 542-3323 Fax: (602) 542-3380 Tel: (602) 364-0990 TTY
Contact: Bart Stevens, Executive Director
Assists families who have a loved one with a disability plan for their future care, supervision, and security. Issues addressed include lifestyle, legal, financial needs and government benefits. Services are provided privately and in group workshops. Services include the Special Needs Trust.
8687 E. Via de Ventura, Suite 308
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Tel: (480) 991-0909 | (888) 447-2525
Fax: (480) 556-0714
Non-profit website created by a parent to help support families having children with special needs. Touches on topics such as Autism, ADHD, Sensory Integration Disorder and Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. Also provides valuable information regarding support groups, community resources, summer activities, applying for financial assistance, school screenings and more!
Haircuts for kids – experience with autism and special needs children. 7 valley locations: see website for listings.
756 S. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85296
Tel: (480) 545-0272
Contact: Liz Perez
DS Network of Arizona provides advocacy, information, education, and networking for individuals with Down Syndrome and their families. They are a very special and amazing organization.
PO Box 12495
Tempe AZ 85284
Tel: (480) 759-9150
Fax: (480) 759-9180
Contact: Teresa Boeger
Pediatric consumer health library with materials in English and Spanish. Books checked out for three weeks, videos for one week. Staffed by nurses who can research a health issue and mail to patrons.
1919 East Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Tel: (602) 546-1400
Fax: (602) 546-1409
Contact: Mary Macleish
Provides information about epilepsy, support groups and educational seminars.
P.O. Box 25084, Phoenix, AZ 85002
Tel: (602) 406-3581
Fax: (602) 406-6147
Contact: Chris Tompkins, Executive Director
A private, non-profit, United Way agency providing education, counseling, media and technology services to blind and visually impaired children, adults and their families. Provides a comprehensive system of services, which will optimize the blind or visually impaired child’s development and consequent opportunities to learn to lead a meaningful and productive life.
1235 E. Harmont Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85020
Tel: (602) 331-1470
Fax: (602) 678-5819
Contact: Jim Adams, President
Volunteer organization committed to individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their families. Helps individuals with autism become participating members of their communities through advocacy, public awareness, education and autism-related research.
P.O. Box 10543, Phoenix, AZ 85064
Tel: (480) 940-1093
Contact: Check website for local contacts.
Resources and support for children and family members whose lives are touched by mental illness Classes/Presentations include “Visions for Tomorrow” and “Parents and Teachers as Allies”.
2110 N. Seventh Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006
Tel: (602) 244-8166
Fax: (602) 244-9264
Contact: Joyce Millard-Hoie, Executive Director
A Parent Training and Information Center for families of children with disabilities and special health care needs. A professional staff of parents and experienced parent-to-parent volunteers, support families of children and youth in central and northern Arizona. Raising Special Kids offers leadership development and training on family-centered care for professionals in medicine, education and social services. Information is available in English or Spanish about local services, special education, early intervention advocacy and special health care needs.
5025 E Washington St #204, Phoenix, AZ 85034
Tel: (602) 242-4366
Fax: (602) 242-4306
Contact: Gina Johnson
Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona provides an uplifting place where parents, families, and community can share the joys and unique challenges of loving a person with Down Syndrome. Monthly support meetings are held to educate and to empower families lucky enough to have a child with Down Syndrome.
745 N Gilbert Rd #124
Gilbert AZ 85234
Contact: Chris Hite, Executive Director
Sports training and competition opportunities from volunteer community based organizations. Individuals eligible 8 and older; considered to have mental retardation and/or have closely related developmental disabilities such as those who have functional limitations, both in general learning and adaptive skills such as recreation, work, independent living, self-direction, or self-care. People with functional limitations based solely on physical, behavioral, emotional, specific learning or sensory disabilities are not eligible.
3816 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014
Tel: (602) 230-1200
Fax: (602) 230-1110