Arizona Disability Assistance and Children's Insurance

Contact agencies that support children and adults with disabilities

If you or your child has a disability and you do not know where to find help, check out this list of essential resources, including children's health insurance programs, available in Arizona. These state contacts offer common services and can provide referrals.

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Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers with Disabilities

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In Arizona, early intervention services are coordinated by the Department of Economic Security. Early intervention agencies provide services to infants and young children with disabilities such as developmental instruction and speech, physical and occupational therapies.

Birth to Age Two:
Arizona Early Intervention Program 
Department of Economic Security
3839 N. 3rd Street, Suite 304
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Telephone: (602) 532-9960
Toll Free: (888) 439-5609 (in Arizona)
Website: Arizona Early Intervention Program

Ages Three to Five:

Arizona Department of Education Early Childhood Education
1535 W. Jefferson Street, Bin 15
Phoenix, AZ 85007-3280
Telephone: (602) 542-2727
Website: Early Childhood Special Education

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State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency


The Arizona Department of Economic Security helps people with disabilities live more independent lives by providing education, support and services to assist them with becoming employed. The department works with middle schools, high schools and higher education institutions to help students with disabilities access appropriate supports for employment and independence such as job coaching, teaching skills, support in job placement, assistive and adaptive supports.

Department of Economic Security
Arizona Rehabilitation Services
1789 W. Jefferson, 2nd Floor, NW (930A)
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Telephone: (602) 542-3332
Toll Free: (800) 563-1221
Website: Arizona Vocational Rehabilitation Services

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Mental Health Services Agency

The Department of Health Services Division of Behavioral Health supports individuals and families dealing with mental illness, mental retardation and substance abuse. Services include advocacy, nursing home screening, psychiatric services, intervention, coordination of treatment and case management.

Department of Health Services
Division of Behavioral Health

150 N. 18th Avenue, Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Telephone: (602) 364-4753
Website: Division of Behavioral Health Services

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Disability Advocacy Services

The Arizona Disabilities Advocacy Program offers information and referrals relating to disability issues, a resource database for self-advocacy, education and training in disability rights and individual case advocacy.

Arizona Center for Disability Law
100 N. Stone Avenue, Suite 305
Tucson, AZ 85701
Telephone: (520) 327-9547 (voice or TTY)
Website: Arizona Center for Disability Law

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Special Education - Ages 3 - 21


Arizona's office of Special Education Services (SES) oversees disability education services to children. It monitors school districts for compliance with IDEA and Arizona's state special education regulations. SES handles formal complaints, due process hearings and mediation on special education issues.

Arizona State Department of Education
Office of Special Education Programs

Exceptional Student Services
1535 W. Jefferson Street, Bin 24
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Telephone: (602) 542-4013
Website: Arizona Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs

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Programs for People with Developmental Disabilities


Arizona's programs for developmental disabilities provide a range of services and supports for people with complex needs. The agency helps people achieve self-sufficiency and independence. Supports for family members and other caregivers are also available. Services are based on the unique needs of each individual.
Department of Economic Security
Division of Developmental Disabilities
P.O. Box 6123, Site Code (791A)
Phoenix, AZ 85005
Telephone: (602) 542-6853

Councils on Developmental Disabilities
Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities
3839 N. 3rd Street, Suite 306
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Telephone: (602) 277-4986

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Children's Health Insurance Program

The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides medical care for children from families who meet low-income guidelines. CHIP also provides health care services for children who have no insurance.
State CHIP Program

KidsCare
920 E. Madison
MD 500
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Toll Free Telephone: (877) 764-5437
Telephone: (602) 417-5437

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Programs for People Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Arizona's programs for children and adults who are deaf or hard of hearing provide services to assist with communication access, support services and community empowerment throughout the state.

Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing
1400 W. Washington Street, Room 126
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 352-8161 (Voice/TTY)

Telephone Numbers: (602) 542-3323 (Voice)
(602) 364-0990 (TTY)

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Communication Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Telecommunications Relay Services for individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech impairments 

Toll Free Telephone Numbers: (800) 842-4681 (Voice)
(800) 367-8939 (TTY); 711 (TTY)
(800) 842-6520 (Speech to Speech)
Website: Arizona Relay Services

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Programs for Blind, Visually Impaired, Deaf, Hard of Hearing or Deaf-Blind

These agencies provide a wide range of services to families and individuals with hearing impairments or visual impairments such as diagnosis, evaluation and intervention services.

Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
P.O. Box 88510
Tucson, AZ 85754
Telephone Numbers: (520) 770-3601
(520) 770-3601
 

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Regional ADA Technical Assistance Center

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These agencies promote awareness about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), accessible information technology (IT) and the rights and abilities of people with disabilities.

Regional ADA Technical Assistance Center
DBTAC - Pacific ADA Center
555 12th Street, Suite 1030
Oakland, CA 94607
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 949-4232 (Voice/TTY)
Telephone: (510) 285-5600 (Voice/TTY)

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University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

Interdisciplinary university programs conduct research on human development and developmental disabilities and provide best practice models to improve services and programs. The programs house clinics that provide evaluation and intervention services for individuals with a broad range of physical, developmental, learning or behavioral challenges in a family-centered and culturally-sensitive setting.

University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Institute for Human Development
Northern Arizona University
P.O. Box 5630
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
Telephone: (928) 523-4791

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Technology-Related Assistance

Technology resource centers help children and adults with disabilities, their families and employers get access to and funding for assistive technology to meet personal, educational and vocational needs.

Arizona Technology Access Program (AZTAP)
2400 N. Central Avenue, Suite 300
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 477-9921
Telephone Numbers: (602) 728-9534
(602) 728-9536 (TTY)

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State Mediation System for Students in Public Schools

Mediation services help people with disabilities negotiate for appropriate services in a less adversarial way than through the court system, administrative hearings or the formal complaint process.

Arizona Department of Education

Exceptional Student Services
1535 W. Jefferson
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Telephone: (602) 364-4011

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Disability Library Services

Disability library services are provided at no cost to blind, visually impaired and physically handicapped citizens. The program provides special format reading materials, playback equipment and other library resources to qualifying users. Free mailing privileges are provided.

Arizona State Library

Archives and Public Records
Braille and Talking Book Division
1030 N. 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Toll Free Telephone: (800) 255-5578
Telephone: (602) 255-5578

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Programs for People with Developmental Disabilities

These agencies provide information, education and referrals to appropriate services based on the needs of individuals with disabilities.

Programs for People with Developmental Disabilities
Department of Economic Security
Division of Developmental Disabilities
PO Box 6123, Site Code (791A)
Phoenix, AZ 85005
Telephone: (602) 542-6853
Website: Developmental Disability Services

Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
1740 West Adams Street, Suite 410
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Telephone: (602) 542-8970
Website: Developmental Disabilities Planning Council

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