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General Information

The Arc of Arizona: https://arcarizona.org

The Arc – Chapters in Arizona: https://arcarizona.org/what-we-do/find-a-chapter/

The Arc of the U.S.: thearc.org

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) – Caregiving Resources: aarp.org/home-family/caregiving

Area Agencies on Aging: https://des.az.gov/services/aging-and-adult/aging-and-disability-services/area-agency-aging

Arizona Caregiver Coalition: http://azcaregiver.org

Arizona Department of Economic Security – Division of Developmental Disabilities (DES-DDD): https://des.az.gov/services/disabilities/developmental-disabilities

Arizona Department of Economic Security – Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS): https://des.az.gov/services/disabilities/developmental-child-and-adult/altcs-home

Advocacy & Self-Advocacy

Arizona Autism Coalition: azautism.org

Arizona Autism United: https://azaunited.org

Autism NOW Center: autismnow.org

Autism Society of Greater Phoenix: http://phxautism.org

Autism Society of Southern Arizona: as-az.org
AZ Autism Advocacy for Single Parents: facebook.com/AZspecialkidsanddivorce/

AZ Partners in Leadership (formerly Partners in Policymaking): http://pilotparents.org/programs-and-services/az-partners-in-leadership/

Down Syndrome Network: dsnetworkaz.org

FASD Center for Excellence: fasdcenter.samhsa.gov

National Indian Council on Aging – Understanding Disabilities in American Indian & Alaska Native Communities Toolkit Guide

Northern Arizona Fetal Alcohol Center for Education and Support (NAFACES): nafaces.org

Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (USA): http://www.pwsausa.org

Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona: sharingds.org

Southern Arizona Network for Down Syndrome (SANDS): sandsaz.org

The Arc of the U.S.: thearc.org

The National Fragile X Foundation: https://fragilex.org

Assistive Technology

Arizona Technology Access Program: http://aztap.org

Institute for Human Development (Northern Arizona University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities): http://nau.edu/SBS/IHD

Sun Sounds of Arizona: sunsounds.org

Community / Independent Living

Arizona Department of Economic Security – Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS): https://des.az.gov/services/disabilities/developmental-child-and-adult/altcs-home

Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council: azdes.gov/addpc/home

Arizona Statewide Independent Living Council: azsilc.org

Institute for Community Inclusion: communityinclusion.org

National Council for Independent Living: ncil.org

National Inclusion Project: inclusionproject.org

Sun Sounds of Arizona: sunsounds.org

The Arc of the U.S.: thearc.org

Diagnosis

Down Syndrome Network: dsnetworkaz.org

Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (USA): pwsausa.org

Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona: sharingds.org

Southern Arizona Network for Down Syndrome (SANDS): sandsaz.org

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC): http://autismcenter.org

The Arc of the U.S.: thearc.org

The Arc’s Autism NOW Center: http://autismnow.org/

The National Fragile X Foundation: https://fragilex.org

Direct Service Providers

Arizona Autism United: https://azaunited.org

Beacon Group: www.beacongroup.org

Gompers Habilitation Center: http://gompers.org

Early Childhood

Arizona Early Intervention Program: azdes.gov/azeip

Children’s Services Network of Arizona: csn-az.org

Pilot Parents of Southern Arizona: http://pilotparents.org

Raising Special Kids: raisingspecialkids.org

Blue Sprig ABA Therapy: https://www.bluesprigautism.com/

Circle City ABA: https://circlecityaba.com/

Education

Arizona Center for Disability Law: azdisabilitylaw.org

Arizona Dept. of Education Exceptional Student Services: azed.gov/specialeducation

Arizona Dept. of Education Parent Information Network: ade.az.gov

Arizona TASH: arizonatash.org

GoGrad – Guide to online graduate programs: https://www.gograd.org/resources/students-with-disabilities/

Institute for Human Development (Northern Arizona University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities): http://nau.edu/SBS/IHD

Learn How To Become (Higher Education & Financial Aid information for students with disabilities): learnhowtobecome.org/college/resources-for-students-with-disabilities/

Sonoran UCEDD (University of Arizona Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities): http://sonoranucedd.fcm.arizona.edu

The Council on Quality and Leadership: thecouncil.org

A Parent’s Guide to Graduation of Students with Disabilities in Arizona

A Resource Guide for Inclusive Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual Disability (thinkhighered.net)

Resources on rights of students under Section 504 with asthmadiabetesfood allergies, and GERD.

data snapshot of students with disabilities from the 2021-2022 CRDC.

Employment

AHCCCS “Freedom to Work” Program: azahcccs.gov/Members/GetCovered/Categories/workingdisabled.html

Arizona@Work Employment Service: https://des.az.gov/services/employment/job-seekers/employment-service

Arizona Department of Economic Security – Community Employment Resources: https://des.az.gov/content/community-employment-resources

Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council: asdes.gov/addpc/home

Arizona Rehabilitation Services: https://des.az.gov/services/employment/arizona-rehabilitation-services

Association on Persons in Supported Employment: apse.org

Institute for Community Inclusion: communityinclusion.org

Rehabilitation Services Administration: http://rsa.ed.gov

The Arc of the U.S.: thearc.org

Family & Caregiver Supports

Administration for Community Living – National Family Caregiver Support Program: https://aoa.acl.gov/AoA_Programs/HCLTC/Caregiver

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) – Caregiving Resources: aarp.org/home-family/caregiving

AZ Autism Advocacy for Single Parents: facebook.com/AZspecialkidsanddivorce/

Arizona Autism Coalition: azautism.org

Arizona Early Intervention Program: azdes.gov/azeip

Autism Society of Greater Phoenix: http://phxautism.org

Autism Society of Southern Arizona: as-az.org

Children’s Services Network of Arizona: csn-az.org

Dads 4 Special Kids: d4sk.org

Down Syndrome Network: dsnetworkaz.org
Family Support Research & Training Center: http://fsrtc.ahslabs.uic.edu

Gesher Disability Resources: gesherdr.org

Northern Arizona Fetal Alcohol Center for Education and Support (NAFACES): nafaces.org

Pilot Parents of Southern Arizona: http://pilotparents.org

Raising Special Kids: raisingspecialkids.org

Sharing Down Syndrome Arizona: sharingds.org

Sibling Leadership Network: http://siblingleadership.org/

Southern Arizona Network for Down Syndrome (SANDS): sandsaz.org

The Arc of the U.S.: thearc.org

Healthcare / Medicaid & Medicare

Arizona Department of Economic Security – Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS): https://des.az.gov/services/disabilities/developmental-child-and-adult/altcs-home

Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS): azahcccs.gov

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS): cms.gov

Children’s Services Network of Arizona: csn-az.org

Ensuring Health Care Access for People with Environmental Illness: https://arcarizona.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Ensuring-Health-Care-Access-for-People-with-Environmental-Illness.pdf

Housing

Arizona Department of Housing – Special Needs Assistance: https://housing.az.gov/general-public/special-needs-assistance

U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development – Housing Information for People with Disabilities: www.hud.gov/topics/information_for_disabled_persons

Fair Housing – It’s Your Right (HUD): www.hud.gov/topics/housing_discrimination

U.S. Department of Justice – Fair Housing Act: www.justice.gov/crt/fair-housing-act-1

Disability Rights in Housing: www.hud.gov/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/disability_main

Fair Housing Assistance Program: www.hud.gov/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp/partners/FHAP

U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – Equal Credit Opportunity Act: www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title12/12cfr1002_main_02.tpl

U.S. Federal Trade Commission – Mortgage Discrimination: www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0188-mortgage-discrimination

Social Security Disability Income & Mortgage Qualification: www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/blog/social-security-disability-income-shouldnt-mean-you-dont-qualify-for-a-mortgage/

Legal & Financial

AZ Autism Advocacy for Single Parents: www.facebook.com/AZspecialkidsanddivorce/

Arizona Center for Disability Law: www.acdl.com

Know the ADA in Arizona: www.know-the-ada.com

Learn How To Become (Higher Education & Financial Aid information for students with disabilities): http://www.learnhowtobecome.org/college/resources-for-students-with-disabilities/

Native American Disability Law Center: www.nativedisabilitylaw.org

Special Needs Alliance: http://www.specialneedsalliance.org

Report Nursing Home Abuse: https://www.nursinghomeabuse.org/nursing-home-abuse/reporting-nursing-home-abuse/

30 Common Credit Card Scams to Avoid

Recreation & the Arts

Artability: www.artability.com

Detour Company Theatre: www.detourcompanytheatre.org

Institute for Community Inclusion: www.communityinclusion.org

National Inclusion Project: http://www.inclusionproject.org

Special Olympics Arizona: www.specialolympics.org

Sun Sounds of Arizona: www.sunsounds.org

State & Federal Government

Administration for Community Living – National Family Caregiver Support Program: https://aoa.acl.gov/AoA_Programs/HCLTC/Caregiver

Arizona Department of Economic Security, Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS): https://des.az.gov/services/disabilities/developmental-child-and-adult/altcs-home

Arizona Department of Economic Security, Division of Developmental Disabilities: www.azdes.gov/ddd

Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council: www.asdes.gov/addpc/home

Arizona Early Intervention Program: www.azdes.gov/azeip

Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS): www.azahcccs.gov

Arizona State Legislature: www.azleg.gov

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS): www.cms.gov

Institute for Human Development (Northern Arizona University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities): http://nau.edu/SBS/IHD

Rehabilitation Services Administration: http://rsa.ed.gov

Sonoran UCEDD (University of Arizona Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities): http://sonoranucedd.fcm.arizona.edu

Voting

Vote the Spectrum: https://votethespectrum.org/

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