ADD Association – www.add.org
Arizona Center for Disability Law: Advocates for the legal rights of persons with disabilities: to be free from abuse, neglect and discrimination and to have access to education, health care, housing and jobs, and other services in order to maximize independence and achieve equality; http://www.acdl.com/; Phoenix: 602) 274-6287; Tucson: (520) 327-9547
Arizona Positive Behavior Support: Provides information and offers workshops on assessing problem behaviors and treating them in a positive way. Based at Northern Arizona University. www.nau.edu/ihd/positive
Autism Research Institute: Directed by Bernard Rimland, a parent of an adult with autism and a leading advocate of research on autism. Publishes a newsletter summarizing current research on autism, and also provides a wide range of information. www.autism.com/ari, 4182 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116 Fax: (619) 563-6840
CHADD Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder – www.chadd.org
Daisy Entertainment: Clowns, Jumpers, Concessions, Face Painting www.daisy-entertainment.com
Families for Early Autism Treatment (FEAT): www.feat.org/ Over 70 local chapters
GAMES2U: Mobile Game Theater & Outdoor Laser Tag – www.G2U.com
National Center for Children with Disabilities www.nichcy.org
Phoenix High Functioning Autism/Asperger Family Network (affectionately known as Phoenix HFA),a non-profit organization, 4512 E Juniper Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85032
Kids (ages 4-18) and parents get together monthly (see meeting dates on website). Three rooms-one for older kids, one for younger kids, and parents listening to speakers in another one). Siblings are encouraged to come so parents won’t need a sitter and as a supportive and good role model.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone is 602.492.8033.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke – www.ninds.nih.gov
Pilot Parents of Southern Arizona: advice, seminars, newsletter (English and Spanish); 2600 N. Wyatt Dr, Tucson, AZ 85712; (520) 324-3150; 1-(877) 365-7220; Serves: Cochise, Gila, Greenlee, Graham, Pima, Pinal, LaPaz, Santa Cruz, Yuma
Raising Special Kids: advice, seminars, newsletter (English and Spanish); 2400 N. Central Ave, Suite 200, Phoenix AZ 85004-1313 (602) 242-4366; 1-800-237-3007; www.raisingspecialkids.org Serves: Apache, Coconino, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Yavapai
SARRC – www.autismcenter.org
Support Group for Adults with High-Functioning Autism/Asperger’s: Tempe: contact Trish Crew at email@example.com; Phoenix: contact Tom at (602) 340-8717; Tucson: contact Jerry Newport at firstname.lastname@example.org
The ARC of Arizona: Provides activities and recourses to individuals with special needs. (602) 243-1787; http://www.arcarizona.org/
The Melmed Center – www.melmedcenter.com
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