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State of Arizona

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General links

 

Contact your State Legislator or Members of Congress - click here.

 

Are You Eligible?

State Benefit Programs and Federal Benefit Programs
 

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program - A comprehensive community-based Suicide Prevention Program. Call 1-800-615-1245 24 hours a day/7 days a week for Community Mental Health or 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433).

 
Find your weather forecast by zip code - click here.

 

Parents as Teachers (PAT) is an international early childhood parent education and family support program serving families throughout pregnancy until their child enters kindergarten.

 

Parent Reviews Give an Inside View - How does your school do in meeting the needs of its students? Just click on Parent Reviews on any school profile to see personal, up-close comments about schools.

 
Children and Politics in Your State - click here.

 
Find your local Parent Information & Resource Center (PIRC) - click here.

 

Homework Help for Kids & Teens - click here.

 

Fight Crime: Invest in Kids - Law Enforcement support for programs preventing juvenile crime and violence.

 

For the substance abuse treatment facility nearest you, click here.

 
For the mental health treatment center nearest you, click here.

 

Find K-12 school information for your state - Visit Standard & Poors, Educational CyberPlayGround, SchoolMatch, or RateMyTeacher.

  

How to volunteer to help a child - click here.

  

Reading & Literacy Help for Children - click here.

  

Reading & Literacy Help for Adults - click here.

 

Find help in your state or region for children with chronic, life-threatening illnesses or disabilities - click here For resources in Spanish, click here

  

U.S. Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) 

 

U.S. Department of Education

 

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)

 

No Child Left Behind

 

U.S. Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)

 

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

 

Visit School Websites - links to over 70,000 school websites from around the country. 

 

Covering Kids & Families works to reduce the number of uninsured children and adults who are eligible for public health care coverage programs but not enrolled. To find low-cost and free health care for children call 1-877-KIDS-NOW.

 

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  • State Government Website - click here.

  • Agencies & Organizations for Children with Disabilities - click here.

  • Contact List for Early Childhood Programs - click here.

  • Agencies, Organizations, and State Government Contacts for Children At-Risk - click here.

  • Education Resources & Information - click here.

  • Literacy Resources - click here.

  • Articles of Interest - click here.

  • Miscellaneous Information & Resources - click here.

  • Things To Do & Places To See - click here.

  • Support Group Information - click here.

 
School house and school bell

Education Resources & Information

  

Department of Education - http://www.ade.az.gov/

   

Download your state's educational profile - (click on State Profiles)
 
Special Education Mediation Services - http://www.directionservice.org/cadre/state/

 

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People working together

Agencies, Organizations, and State Government Contacts for Children At-Risk

 

Agencies & Organizations for Children with Disabilities - click here.

 

The Arizona Early Intervention Program, AzEIP, is a state system of support and services for families of children from birth to age 3 with disabilities or developmental delays. Parents can receive a free in-home visit to have their child evaluated. Call (602) 532-9960 or go to www.de.state.az.us/azeip.

ASK NOW, Arizona Special Kids Network Of Women, a support group of moms and dads who meet monthly to talk about schools, therapies, camps, treatment and other resources available for children. Go to www.arizonaspecialkids.com.

The Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center, a non-profit, community-based organization dedicated to autism research, education and resources for children and families. Call (602) 340-8717 or go to www.autismcenter.org.

 

Raising Special Kids
2400 N. Central Avenue, Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85004-1313
(602) 242-4366; (800) 237-3007 (in AZ only)
E-mail: info@raisingspecialkids.org
Web: www.raisingspecialkids.org

Pilot Parents of Southern Arizona
2600 N. Wyatt Drive
Tucson, AZ 85712
(520) 324-3150; (877) 365-7220
E-mail: lynn@pilotparents.org
Web: www.pilotparents.org

Partners in Policymaking
Pilot Parents of Southern Arizona
2600 N. Wyatt Drive
Tucson, AZ 85712
(520) 324-3150; (877) 365-7220
E-mail: lynn@pilotparents.org
Web: www.pilotparents.org

Arizona Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc.
2721 N. 7th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 279-1811
E-mail: az_office@pta.org
Web: www.azpta.org
 
Parent Information Network
Exceptional Student Services
Department of Education
2384 N. Steves Blvd.
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
(928) 679-8201; (866)230-PINS(7467)
E-mail: becky.raabe@azed.gov
Web: www.azed.gov/ess/pinspals

 

stack of books

Literacy Resources

 
Find State & Local Literacy Hotlines - http://www.literacydirectory.org/hotlines.asp

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Articles of Interest

  

AZ E-mail classes get 'A' - Online program in Mesa credible, convenient, free.

 

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Miscellaneous Information & Resources

 

New Parents Network
http://www.npn.org
"A free web site for parents which gives English, Spanish and a few native american parenting messages in multi-media formats such as web links, photos, audio sound bytes, brochures, etc. We are a 17 year old non-profit organization. We currently are Arizona intensive, but we also have hundreds of general, or universal, parenting messages."

 

National Centers for Independent Living - Map of U.S. leads to a listing of Centers for Independent Living by state.

 

Easter Seals Arizona
2075 S. Cottonwood Drive
Tempe, AZ 85282
(480) 222-4100; (800) 626-6061
E-mail: frontdesk@azseals.org
Web: www.eastersealsarizona.org

Community Information & Referral Services
1515 E. Osborn Road, The Annex
Phoenix, AZ 85014
(602) 263-8856; (800) 352-3792 (In AZ)
E-mail: firstcall@cirs.org
Web: www.cirs.org

VSA arts of Arizona
3321 N. Chapel Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85716
(520) 795-6502
E-mail: vsaa@mindspring.com
Web: www.vsarts.org

 

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Things To Do & Places To See

 

U.S. National Parks - http://www.nps.gov/parks.html

 

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This page last updated on 01/04/2017

 

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