Advocacy & Education Support

Parent Support Arizona

Parent Support Arizona offers education and civil rights advocacy; connects families with local resources and supports families as they navigate the public education system, state developmental disability system and behavioral health system. Is your child struggling at school? You do not have to go through this alone, let us help. If you would like to discuss your child’s unique needs, please contact us to schedule an appointment.

Ph: 520-365-4445


Address: 1815 E. Queen Creek Rd. Suite 1, Chandler, AZ 85286

Fax: 480-304-3226



Raising Special Kids

Raising Special Kids is a 501 ( c ) 3 non-profit organization that provides support and information for parents of children, from birth to age 26, with a full range of disabilities and special health care needs. Programs are offered at no cost to families, and are available in English and Spanish.

Ph: 520-441-4416

Toll Free: 800-237-3007


Address: 5025 E. Washington St. Suite 204, Phoenix, AZ 85034

Fax: 520-441-8981




Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL)

The Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL) is a not for profit public interest law firm, dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals with physical, mental, psychiatric, sensory and cognitive disabilities. We provide a variety of legal services to people with disabilities and/or disability-related problems. We focus primarily on those cases in which individuals have nowhere else to go for legal support.

Ph: 520-327-9547

Toll Free: 800-922-1447


Address: 177 N. Church Ave. Suite 800, Tucson, AZ 85701

Fax: 520-884-0992



Tucson Alliance for Autism (TAFA)

TAFA’s mission is to promote community awareness and provide diagnostic and therapeutic services for individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD); to educate and support professionals and families on ASD-related issues; to stimulate research and represent the best interests of the autism community in Tucson and its surrounding areas.

Ph: 520-319-5857

Email: *see website under “Contact us” *

Address: 1002 N. Country Club Rd., Tucson, AZ 85716


*Offers support groups for following areas:

  • Autism/Aspergers Parent Support Group
  • Adult Autism Community Support Group
  • Adult Autism Family Support Group
  • Spouse Autism Support Group


Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy

Government Resources:

Child find is a component of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA ’04) that requires states to locate, identify, and evaluate all children with disabilities, ages birth through 21 years, who are in need of early intervention or special education services. This includes children who are highly mobile, such as migrant or homeless children, children suspected of having a disability even though they are advancing from grade to grade, private school students, and homeschool students.


Arizona Department of Education

National Dissemination Center For Children With Disabilities

U.S. Department of Justice Americans with Disabilities Act

School Districts in Tucson

Tucson Unified School District – 1010 E. 10th Street, Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 225-6000

Amphitheater Public Schools – 701 W. Wetmore Rd., Tucson, AZ 85705
(520) 696-5000

Benson Unified School District – 360 S. Patagonia St., Benson, AZ 85602
(520) 720-6700

Catalina Foothills School District – 2101 E. River Road, Tucson, AZ 85718
(520) 209-7500

Flowing Wells School District – 1556 W. Prince Road, Tucson, AZ 85705
(520) 696-8800

Marana Unified School District – 11279 W. Grier Rd, Marana, AZ 85653
(520) 682-3243

Nogales Unified School District #1 – 310 W. Plum St., Nogales, AZ 85621
(520) 287-0800

Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District – 570 Camino Lito Galindo, Rio Rico, AZ 85648                                                                                                         (520) 281-8282                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Sahuarita Unified School District – 350 W. Sahuarita Rd., Sahuarita, AZ 85629
(520) 625-3502

Sierra Vista Unified School District – 3555 E. Fry Blvd., Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
(520) 515-2700

Sunnyside Unified School District – 2238 E. Ginter Rd., Tucson, AZ 85706
(520) 545-2000

Tanque Verde Unified School District – 2300 N. Tanque Verde Loop, Tucson, AZ 85749
(520) 749-5751

Vail School District – P.O. Box 800, 13801 E. Benson Hwy, Vail, AZ 85641
(520) 879-2000