Special Needs Resources in Arizona

Below is a list of special needs resources available if you live in Arizona, however, no matter where you live there is probably similar services. Under US federal law there has to be an agency (per state) who can advocate for the family and help them navigate through the system. The agencies go under different names by state though so check with your local Division of Developmental Disabilities in order to find this resource.

Special Needs Resources in Arizona

Adult Protective Services Maricopa County (602) 255-0996
To report when an adult is being neglected, abused or exploited

AZ Association of Homes and Housing for the Aging (602) 230-0026
Provides resources and assistance to adults and elderly

AZ AARP State Office (602) 256-2277
Provides support and information to the elderly

D.E.S. Rehabilitation Services 4620 N. 16th St. #100, Phoenix 85016
Independent living services, orientation, and mobility instructions

D.E.S. Aging and Adult Administration (602) 542-4446
Provides resources and assistance to adults and elderly

Foundation for Senior Living Phoenix 602) 285-1800
Provide personal, flexible and individualized plan to protect individuals with disabilities

Interfaith Caregivers Program (602) 285-0543 x21
Provides free transportation for individuals with disabilities 18+

Learning Disabilities Association of Arizona (602) 246-6615
Service include resource center, speakers, increase community awareness, information, referral, and encouraging research

Lutheran Social Ministry of the Southwest (480) 325-4901
Provides personal, non-medical care, assistance, housekeeping, respite, and companionship

Tempe Meals on Wheels (480) 784-5630
Provides meals and snacks for homebound individuals for $14-20/wk

Phoenix Reserve-A-Ride (602) 262-4501
Provides free transportation for individuals with disabilities 18+ and adults 60+

Mayor’s Committee on Employment of People w/ Disabilities (480) 312-2477
Provides scholarships, awards and community awareness

Senior Help Line Maricopa Count (602) 264-HELP
A help line that answer questions give referrals, and provide resources for the elderly and those that support the elderly

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