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Organizations & Foundations

  1. Center for Autism & Related Disorders (CARD)
  2. Greater Phoenix Chapter Autism Society of America (ASA)
  3. ASU Social Skills Training group for Children and Youth
  4. Emily Anderson Family Learning Center
  5. The ARC of Arizona (Association of Retarded Citizens)
  6. Raising Special Kids
  7. Autism/Asperger's Research (ASU)
  8. Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC)
  9. The Children's Center for Neurodevelopmental Studies
  10. Autism Spectrum Alternative Program (ASAP)
  11. Neurological Music Therapy of Arizona (NMTSA)
  12. Arizona Autism United (AZA United)
  13. Southwest Institute
  14. HOPE Group

Center for Autism & Related Disorders (CARD)

Provides: One to One Therapy and Supervision; Parent, Teacher and Therapist Training; School Shadowing, Consulting, Assist with Communications to Funding Agencies; Discrete Trial Training and Natural Environment Training to teach language, play, social, self-help, school and motor skills; Techniques used: PECS, Fast ForWord, Visual Programs, Language Programs, Social Stories, Assessments (in most regions, check with your local office); IEP Assistance where applicable and Speech Therapy (in most regions, check with your local office).
Contact information:
- Address: 1620 N. 48th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008
- Website:
- Phone: (602) 325-2485
- Email:

Greater Phoenix Chapter Autism Society of America (ASA)

This society provides resources and support for families of children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Its activities includes: monthly meetings with speakers, valuable peer support to parents, local information & referral, GPC newsletter, local workshops and seminars, GPC lending library, funding for underserved needs of children/adults with autism, advocacy, research funding and information, website and email information.
Contact information:
- Address: P.O. Box 10543, Phoenix, AZ 85064-0543
- Website:
- Phone: 480-940-1093
- Email:
- Meets: 2nd Wednesdays of the month from 6:30-8:30PM
- Meeting location: Coco's Restaurant, Paradise Valley Mall, 4514 E. Cactus Road, Phoenix, AZ 85032

ASU Social Skills Training group for Children and Youth

Appropriate for Ages 7 through 13
(For services for adolescents and young adults ages 14 and over as well as for children 6 and younger, please phone the ASU CPC for individual and family counseling at 480-965-7296. )
Contact information:
- Phone: 480-965-7296
- Details: click here (pdf)

Emily Anderson Family Learning Center

A lending library for information on disabilities. Located on the main corridor of Phoenix Children's Hospital.
Contact information:
- Address: 1919 E. Thomas Rd, Phoenix (SW corner of 20th St and Thomas Road)
- Webpage:
- Phone: (602)-546-1400

The ARC of Arizona (Association of Retarded Citizens)

Contact information:
- Phone: (602) 243-1787

Raising Special Kids

A non-profit organization serving families of children with disabilities and special health care needs in central and northern Arizona.
Contact information:
- Address: 5025 E Washington St #204, Phoenix AZ 85034
- Webpage:
- Phone: (602) 242-4366; 1-800-237-3007
- Email:

Autism/Asperger's Research (ASU)

This group is dedicated to finding the causes of autism, how to prevent autism, and how to best help people with autism.
Contact information:
- Webpage:
- Phone: (480) 965-3316
- Contact: James B. Adams
- Email:

Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC)

This center includes seminars, library, research studies related to autism, and programs designed to teach parents and educators how to work with children on the autism spectrum. Also trains habilitation and respite providers who work directly with children with disabilities.
Contact information:
- Address: 300 N. 18th St., Phoenix, AZ 85006-4103
- Webpage:
- Phone: (602) 340-8717
- Email:

The Children's Center for Neurodevelopmental Studies

Center serves children with autism spectrum disorder, mental retardation, emotional and/or multiply disability, severe sensory impairment, or traumatic brain injury. Sensory integration used as main therapeutic approach.
Contact information:
- Webpage:
- Phone: 623.915.0345
- Located: Mesa and Glendale
- Email:

Autism Spectrum Alternative Program (ASAP)

An equine facilitated sensory integration program for families with children on the autism spectrum..
Contact information:
- Webpage:
- Phone: 602-577-ASAP
- Located: Cave Creek
- Email:

Neurological Music Therapy of Arizona (NMTSA)

NMTSA provides preventative and rehabilitative neurologic music therapy services; and provides community and family education/training related to positive behavioral and communication approaches to working with persons with autism, neurologic impairments, and/or developmental disabilities.
Contact information:
- Webpage:
- Phone: 602-840-6410
- Located: Phoenix
- Email:

Arizona Autism United (AZA United)

Arizona Autism United is a nonprofit human service co-op providing services to children with autism spectrum disorders in Arizona.
Contact information:
- Webpage:
- Phone: 480-820-2924
- Located: Tempe
- Email:

Southwest Institute

SWI conducts research, demonstration, implementation, and training projects that advance knowledge, change practices, and thereby improve the quality of health, education, and social services for families, children and youth with special needs. They also provide direct training to the youth (not providers).
Contact information:
- Webpage:
- Phone: 480-222-8800, 877-867-8801 toll free
- Located: Scottsdale
- Email:

HOPE Group

Trains habilitation and respite providers who work directly with children and adults with disabilities. Offers Communication Support (Hab-C), Habilitation-Behavioral (Hab-B and Hab-M), and Behavioral consulting services as well as respite and habilitation. Also offers a wide range of specialized trainings for families who would like to become clients of ours, free of charge.
Contact information:
- Webpage:
- Phone: (480) 610-6981
- Located: Phoenix
- Email:

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