Special Needs Resource Directory
For more information or to be included in the directory, contact Allison Wexler, [email protected]
Special Olympics Arizona’s goal is to empower the over 180,000 Arizonans with intellectual disabilities to be healthy, productive and respected members of society through SOAZ’s year-round sports training, competitions and support programs. Athletes can compete at a variety of levels that accommodate a diverse range of abilities. Athletes may also compete within the Special Olympics Unified Sports® program, which brings together athletes with and without disabilities to train and compete on the same sports teams. The Coronado Area has both school and community-based programs which offer sports training and competition for children and adults age 8 & over, as well as Young Athletes®, a motor development and activity program for children ages 2 ½ – 7.
Sun Sounds is a reading and information service that broadcasts the reading of daily newspapers, current magazines and book to anyone who cannot read or hold printed materials due to a disability. This is a free service. There are various ways to receive Sun Sounds such as online streaming, smart home devices, specially tuned radios supplied by Sun Sounds as well as some cable systems. Anyone can register here: http://sunsounds.org/application-and-registration-service
Sunlight Center for Change (SCC) is an outpatient assessment and treatment center dedicated to providing collaborative, integrative, and cutting-edge services to best meet the client’s needs. Since no two people are the same, services are designed to be personalized to the individual, the circumstances, and the needs of the case. Currently specializing in providing services in 4 program areas: court related, clinical, dietary/nutritional, and psychoeducation.
TCH has been providing support for individuals with disabilities for over 52 years. We serve over 700 individuals/families every year. Services include; a day program, group homes, employment/job training, home based services, and transportation (depending on ISP). Our goal is to help each person live their best life as independently as possible.
Equine-assisted activities and therapies to improve physical, mental, social and emotional well being of children, adults and veterans.
Trumpet Behavioral Health was founded in 2007 to serve children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities
using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Our team of passionate and highly-skilled individuals includes numerous Ph.D. and Masters-level Board Certified Behavior Analysts who provide center-based, school-based and in-home services throughout the U.S. All individuals certified as Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) follow guidelines set forth by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). Learn more at http://www.bacb.com.
Our clinical services are based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), a data-based, scientific approach to measure behavior, teach socially significant skills and evaluate the progress of those skills. ABA interventions increase positive behaviors, teach new skills, reduce inappropriate behaviors and create lasting behavior changes in multiple environments.
We offer Biofeedback and Neurofeedback services that help with a myriad of both physical and mental/emotional health conditions. We also provide non-invasive Biofeedback testing generating 30 pages of data and information unique to each person’s body and state of health.
Student Support Services at Tucson Hebrew Academy provide individualized academic accommodations plans and services for students with specific learning disabilities. Our services are limited in scope and students qualify through an official diagnosis and documented need for support. We provide pull-out services in which students participate in one-one-one or small group remedial instruction as well as assistance with practicing organization and executive functioning skills. Our special education teachers also “push-in” to classrooms to assist students in their general education classes. In collaboration with Jewish Family and Children Services with financial support from donors and the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona, we are able to provide the services of a very talented school counselor for general growth and support, teaching problem-solving, communication and social skills. Our student-centered approach helps students feel confident and be successful as they gain independence and mastery of school throughout the year.
Adult day program designed to explore, cultivate and maximize each individual’s potential. Emphasizes wellness, social action, education and fun. Summer Inclusion Camp for school age children and a Social Club for young adults with special abilities. Early childhood education, after school program.
TRF is a Tucson based nonprofit agency that supports adult members with IDD in a variety of residential settings such as: License homes, Adult Developmental homes, Individually Designed Living Arrangements, Prader Willi settings and other specialized settings to meet individual choice, preferences and needs. TRF assists individuals through the promotion of self-determination, independence and community participation.
Tucson Smiles Pediatric Dentistry specializes in providing outstanding service for infants, children, adolescents, young adults and children with special needs in the Tucson area. Our goal is to establish great oral health habits and a program of preventive dental care early in your child’s life.
5920 N La Cholla Blvd.
Tucson AZ 85741
8265 S Houghton Rd.
Tucson AZ 85747
TSB provides social, educational, and recreational programs and emotional support. TSB provides a list of resources and meets every Tuesday at Christ Presbyterian Church, 6565 E. Broadway.
Vision therapy, optometry, visual rehabilitation.
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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.