Special Education

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.

    Phone: 520-365-4445
    Email: info@parentsupportaz.com
    Address: 1815 E. Queen Creek Rd. Suite 1, Chandler, AZ 85286
    Fax: 480-304-3226
    Website: www.parentsupportarizona.com

  • 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.

    Phone: 520-441-4416
    Toll-Free: 800-237-3007
    Email: info@raisingspecialkids.org
    Address: 5025 E. Washington St. Suite 204, Phoenix, AZ 85034
    Fax: 520-441-8981
    Website: www.raisingspecialkids.org

  • 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.

    Phone: 520-327-9547
    Toll-Free: 800-922-1447
    Email: center@azdisabilitylaw.org
    Address: 177 N. Church Ave. Suite 800, Tucson, AZ 85701
    Fax: 520-884-0992
    Website: www.raisingspecialkids.org

  • 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.

    Phone: 520-319-5857
    Email: *see website under “Contact us”*
    Address: 1002 N. Country Club Rd., Tucson, AZ 85716
    Website: www.tucsonallianceforautism.com

    *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

    Website: www.wrightslaw.com


Government Resources:

  • Child Find

    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.

    Website: www.azed.gov

  • Arizona Department of Education

    Website: www.azed.gov

  • National Dissemination Center For Children With Disabilities

    Website: nichcy.org

  • U.S. Department of Justice Americans with Disabilities Act

    Website: www.ada.gov


School Districts in Tucson

  • Tucson Unified School District

    Address: 1010 E. 10th Street, Tucson, AZ 85719
    Phone: (520) 225-6000
    Website: www.tusd1.org

  • Amphitheater Public Schools

    Address: 701 W. Wetmore Rd., Tucson, AZ 85705
    Phone: (520) 696-5000
    Website: www.amphi.com

  • Benson Unified School District

    Address: 360 S. Patagonia St., Benson, AZ 85602
    Phone: (520) 720-6700
    Website: www.bensonsd.k12.az.us

  • Catalina Foothills School District

    Address: 2101 E. River Road, Tucson, AZ 85718
    Phone: (520) 209-7500
    Website: www.cfsd16.org

  • Flowing Wells School District

    Address: 1556 W. Prince Road, Tucson, AZ 85705
    Phone: (520) 696-8800
    Website: www.flowingwellsschools.org

  • Marana Unified School District

    Address: 11279 W. Grier Rd, Marana, AZ 85653
    Phone: (520) 682-3243
    Website: www.maranausd.org

  • Nogales Unified School District #1

    Address: 310 W. Plum St., Nogales, AZ 85621
    Phone: (520) 287-0800
    Website: www.nusd.k12.az.us

  • Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District

    Address: 570 Camino Lito Galindo, Rio Rico, AZ 85648
    Phone: (520) 281-8282
    Website: www.scv35.org

  • Sahuarita Unified School District

    Address: 350 W. Sahuarita Rd., Sahuarita, AZ 85629
    Phone: (520) 625-3502
    Website: www.susd30.us

  • Sierra Vista Unified School District

    Address: 3555 E. Fry Blvd., Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
    Phone: (520) 515-2700
    Website: www.svusd68.org

  • Sunnyside Unified School District

    Address: 2238 E. Ginter Rd., Tucson, AZ 85706
    Phone: (520) 545-2000
    Website: www.susd12.org

  • Tanque Verde Unified School District

    Address: 2300 N. Tanque Verde Loop, Tucson, AZ 85749
    Phone: (520) 749-5751
    Website: www.tanqueverdeschools.org

  • Vail School District

    Address: P.O. Box 800, 13801 E. Benson Hwy, Vail, AZ 85641
    Phone: (520) 879-2000
    Website: www.vailschooldistrict.org

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