Medical Specialties

School Resources

Arizona Department of Education- www.ade.az.gov 

Arizona Department of Education Exceptional Student Services:

Main Website: www.ade.state.az.us/ess

Exceptional Student Services: www.ade.az.gov/ess/esa

Parent Information Network (PIN): www.ade.state.as.us/ess/das/pinspals

Arizona Child Care Resource and Referral: www.azchildcare.org/referral

Arizona Center for Disability Law- www.acdl.com

ACDL Special Education hotline: (602)247-6287

Arizona State Library Braille and Talking Books: www.lib.az.us/braille

ARC of Arizona- www.arcarizona.org

Great Schools- www.greatschools.org

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)- IDEA 2004 Information

Leading Education Towards Independance Foundation (LETI)-www.letifoundation.com

Learning Disability Association of America - www.ldanatl.org

LD Online- www.ldonline.org

National Association for the Education of Young Children- www.naeyc.org

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities- www.nichcy.org

Office for Civil Rights (504 Plan Information)- www.ed.gov  

Parent Information

How to Get the Best Education for Your Child with Special Needs: Section 504

This booklet from the Emily Center at PCH and is designed to help parents, guardians, and schools make the best choices for the education of children who have chronic illnesses, are seriously ill, or have other special needs.

Autism Speaks School-Community Toolkit

This toolkit provides valuable information and resources that can be employed by special education and administrative staff in their efforts to plan and support students.

The following are informational articles to help parents transition their children through different grades and are focused on children with Autism but also offer helpful tips for all parents of school aged children:

Transitioning from Preschool to Kindergarten

Transitioning Across Grade Levels

Transitioning to Middle School

Transitioning to College

Arizona Private Schools for Children with Special Needs

Accel: www.accel.org

Arizona Center for Comprehensive Education and Life-Skills is a private, nonprofit special education program that provides innovative, individualized, and comprehensive educational, behavioral, life-skills, and transition services for individuals ages 5-21.

The ACES: www.theaces.net

The Austin Centers for Exceptional Students works with students to increase their academic level so they can compete in public school, replace inappropriate behaviors with classroom appropriate ones and return to public school as quickly as possible.

Children’s Center for Neurodevelopmental Services (CCNS):www.thechildrenscenteraz.org

The CCNS is a state-certified, non-profit school and therapy center for children with autism and other developmental delays.

Chrysalis Academy: www.play-aba.com/chrysalisacademy

Chrysalis Academy is a private, Arizona Department of Education approved day school for children with ASD and related disabilities.

Hi-Star: www.histarcenter.com

Hi-Star Center for children is a private special education day school for children in Kindergarten through 12th grades with severe language/communication, learning, and behavioral needs.

Lexis Preparatory: www.lexisprepscottsdale.com

Lexis Prep is a specialized school ideal for students with mild to moderate learning disabilities, dyslexia, and/or ADHD.

New Way: www.newwayacademy.org

The New Way Learning Academy is a private, non-profit Kindergarten-12th grade day school specializing in children with learning differences such as dyslexia and ADHD.

Pieceful Solutions: www.piecefulsolutions.com

Pieceful Solutions is a K-12th organization created specifically to offer children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities a comprehensive program using innovative teaching techniques.

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