Special Abilities Coordinator
In our Jewish community, there’s room in the tent for everyone.
Let us match your special need with our service, program, or activity:
• Find appropriate events for every age and ability.
• Meet our caring professionals.
• Join a peer support group.
• Join our online community forum to engage in a variety of discussion topics.
• Sparks Club: A brand new Social Club for individuals ages 5 and up with special needs.
• Use our Special Needs Resource Directory* below to locate local support and special needs services.
Contact Allison Wexler at 520-299-3000 x203 for further information. She can connect you with other parents and families, member specialists, teachers, and coaches at our JCC, schools, synagogues, and others or to Tucson’s Jewish Concierge or Jewish Child and Family Services.
Special Need Resource Directory
A Place to Call Home provides foster care and respite services for vulnerable children and adults. APTCH offers free foster care training, licensure, monitoring and support to enable vulnerable individuals to live their best lives.
7 locations across Tucson. Provides group supported employment, day treatment and training, home based respite, habilitation training, attendant care, and summer programs.
Residential group homes, independent living arrangements, day programs, vocational rehabilitation, home and community based services, foster care.
Creating families for children and vulnerable adults who receive services from the state of Arizona Department of Developmental Disabilities (DDD). Foster Family homes offering support to Adult Developmental Home (ADH) and Child Developmental Home (CDH) providers.
Not-for-profit public interest law firm, dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals with physical, mental, psychiatric, sensory and cognitive disabilities.
Exceptional Student services thoughout the state of Arizona.
Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Contact: Leticia Cruz, Executive Assistant to the Board and Superintendent Work 1200 W Speedway Blvd. Tucson AZ 85745 work Work Phone: 520-770-3362work Work Email: [email protected]INTERNET Website: asdb.az.gov
The Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (ASDB) was founded in 1912 – the year of Arizona’s statehood. ASDB serves over 2,000 children who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard-of-hearing, multisensory disabled or deafblind from birth to age 22. ASDB operates two schools for the deaf, one school for the blind, a statewide birth-to-three early childhood and family education program and five regional cooperatives. ASDB is dedicated to empowering young children and students with the educational opportunities necessary to succeed in college, career and life.
Professional artists present instruction in painting, creative movements, ceramics, drawing, music and rhythmics and fiber arts. Life skills including personal hygiene and grooming, social interchange, reading and health awareness.
Several different day programs to serve a variety of special needs. Activities vary based on program.
Fitness and recreational program for children and adults with a developmental, emotional, and/or psychiatric disability.
Support for people with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and promotes research and public understanding of AD/HD
U of A based residential 2-year student program with bridge and supported living programs that follow.
At Cimarron Family Vision Center, we believe in treating not just your eyes, but also in your general health and well-being.
Main focus: Vision Therapy, Eye Exams and Glasses.
Guidance and a secure, stimulating environment through art, music and nature based activities.
Individually designed living arrangements, group home care, day program, summer day program, respite and attendant care.
*Disclaimer: Jewish Tucson does not endorse any person, products or services contained in this Resource Directory. The acceptance of a listing in this Resource Directory does not constitute recommendation, approval or other representation of the reputation or ability of any person or the quality of their products or services. Use of any products or services advertised in this Resource Directory is solely at the user’s risk and Jewish Tucson accepts no responsibility or liability in connection therewith.
Thanks to a generous grant from the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona and the Jewish Community Foundation aligned grants process, Tucson’s Jewish community is pleased to offer opportunities for individuals and families with special needs to connect and access resources.