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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Autism resources in Arizona

Arizona Autism Coalition
PO Box 28241, Scottsdale
Works to improve the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum and their families by sharing resources and working toward systems reform through collaboration and advocacy.

Arizona Autism Network of the West Valley
602-252-1258 • azanow.org
Assists families in the West Valley in finding services, provides networking opportunities, education and resources and organizes community events that will build a stronger and more knowledgeable autism community. Works in collaboration with the Autism Society of Greater Phoenix and East Valley Autism Network (EVAN).

Arizona Autism United
5025 E Washington St #212, Phoenix
602-773-5773 • AZAunited.org
Direct services and supports to children and families in the autism community. Parents participate in the governance and leadership of the organization.

Asperger Parent Network
15821 S 35th Way, Phoenix
480-759-6329 • apnarizona.com
Serves families raising children affected by Asperger syndrome and related autism spectrum disorders from grades K-12 into adulthood. Offers medical treatment referrals (biomedical and conventional), education advocacy (504 and IEPs, SMART goals, classroom observations, functional behavioral assessments), transition services (middle to high school, high school to college, college to the workplace), 24/7 online assistance, workshops and seminars, a lending library and more.

autism, Phoenix, kidsAutism Society of Greater Phoenix
Information, tools, resources and support to improve the lives of individuals and families with children with autism. All board members are parents of children with autism.

480-779-0899 • azassist.com
AZ Autism Spectrum Support, Information and Strategies for Transition (ASSIST) is a family support group focused on the transition needs of teens and young adults on the autism spectrum.

Center for Autism and Related Disorders, CARD, autism, applied behavior analysisCenter for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)
6 Arizona locations (5 in metro Phoenix, 1 in Tucson)
Worldwide treatment program for individuals of all ages who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Uses the principles of applied behavior analysis, empirically proven to be the most effective method for treating individuals with ASD and recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the US Surgeon General. Founded in 1990 by clinical psychologist Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, BCBA-D, CARD uses these research-based, proven methodologies to design and implement an individualized treatment plan that meets the unique needs of each patient. CARD’s goal is to help individuals affected by autism achieve their academic, behavioral, social and vocational goals and give them the tools they need to fulfill their potential.

First Place
An Arizona-based nonprofit serving adults with autism and other special needs. First Place is advancing new residential options for adults with autism and related disorders and is underway on First Place-Phoenix, a transit-oriented property sited in the heart of the city at Third Street and Catalina. Groundbreaking is expected in 2016.

HOPE Group
4530 E Muirwood Dr #103, Phoenix
480-610-6981 • hopegroupaz.com
Honoring and Optimizing the Potential in Everyone (HOPE) Group offers early intervention services to children diagnosed with autism or at risk of an autism diagnosis. Treatment programs focus on behavior support so children can achieve maximum potential in language and communications, social skills and play, pre-academic skills and daily-living activities.

Melmed Center
4848 E Cactus Rd #940, Scottsdale
480-443-0050 • melmedcenter.com
A compassionate, state-of-the-art approach to the assessment and treatment of behavioral, educational and developmental challenges in children and adults.

Scottsdale Autism Center
8130 E Cactus Rd #510, Scottsdale
602-535-8341 • tbh.com
Therapists and board-certified clinicians offer applied behavior analysis therapy for children with autism and other developmental disorders. A Trumpet Behavioral Health facility.

Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center, SARRC, special needs, autism, ArizonaSouthwest Autism Research & Resource Center
300 N 18th St, Phoenix
602-340-8717 • autismcenter.org
Support for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their families. Programs include the Community School, an inclusive preschool program for children on the autism spectrum and typically developing peers; school-based services supporting students in inclusive education programs and/or transitioning from special education to general education placements; Vocational & Life Skills Academy helps maximize the independence, productivity and quality of life of young adults and adults with autism and related developmental disorders.

SEEK Arizona
1830 S Alma School Rd #130, Mesa
480-902-0771 • seekarizona.org
Specializing in the Education of Exceptional Kids (SEEK) Arizona offers therapies and direct-care services to children and adults with developmental disabilities, specializing in those on the autism spectrum.

SEEDS for Autism
1345 W McKinley, Phoenix
602-279-6702A • seedsforautism.org
Success through Education, Exploration and Development (SEEDS) for Autism is a nonprofit design and production studio operated by teams of designers, artisans and fabricators on the autism spectrum. Works are sold at art venues, galleries, trunk shows and online.

autism, Arizona, resources, ABATouchstone Health Services
5 Arizona locations (4 in metro Phoenix, 1 in Tucson)
866-207-3882 • touchstonehs.org
Touchstone Health Services programs provide trauma-informed, evidence-based assessment and treatment grounded in the science of applied behavior analysis (ABA). Expertise focuses specifically on individuals with developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders, who display skill deficits and/or problem behaviors.


Trumpet Behavioral Health
Locations in Gilbert, Peoria, Phoenix and Scottsdale
855-824-5669 • tbh.com
Behavioral and educational support services based on applied behavior analysis (ABA) for children with autism spectrum disorder and other behavioral and developmental disorders. Early autism intervention programs at home and in community/educational settings.

UCP of Arizona
1802 W. Parkside Lane, Phoenix
602-943-5472 • ucpofcentralaz.org
Serves those with disabilities, including autism. Provides early intervention services, home and community-based services, life skill and independent living services, inclusive and integrated educational programs, innovative social outlets and more.

Valley of the Sun Autism Network
A resource for parents of kids with autism who live in the Phoenix metro or its surrounding areas in Arizona. Provides a central point of access for information on various topics of interest including doctors, providers and therapists and ideas for living a healthy and toxic-free life.



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