Tucson Resources for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

Health Care

Children’s Clinics for Rehabilitation Services
T: 520-324-5437
W: www.childrensclinics.org/
A: 2600 North Wyatt Drive, Tucson, AZ 85712
The Children's Clinics is committed to providing care using a comprehensive medical home model. This means better coordination of services, an expanded range of services available, and enhancement of the multidisciplinary, family-centered philosophy of care that has long been the cornerstone of the program. Our unique facility provides more than 25 different medical and dental specialty services and a primary care clinic dedicated to the care of children with special health care needs. Centralizing this wide range of services allows our organization to foster the medical home concept, which leads to better management and care of our children's special medical needs.

Medical Home for Youth and Adults with DD
T: 520-626-0442
W: http://sonoranucedd.fcm.arizona.edu/projects/medical_home
A: 2800 E. Ajo Way,Tucson, AZ 85713
Medical Home model health clinic at the University of Arizona Medical Center (UMC) at South Campus where youth and adults with developmental disabilities receive health services that are patient-centered, comprehensive, coordinated and compassionate.

Crisis/Behavioral Health Services 

SAMHC Behavioral Health Services
T: (520) 622-6000 or 1-800-796-6762
A: 2502 N. Dodge Blvd., Suite 190 Tucson, AZ 85716
Provides free crisis behavioral health services to adults and children 24/7. It’s services include: crisis assessment, crisis intervention, crisis follow-up care, walk-in crisis center, psychiatric evaluations, crisis telephone services and mobile acute crisis services. *It does not provide ongoing mental health treatment, only crisis based services.

UMC at South Campus – Behavioral Health Inpatient Services
T: (520) 874-4202 (Wendy for additional information)
A: Attn- Behavioral Health Services 2800 E Ajo Way Tucson, AZ 85713
Inpatient psychiatric facility that accepts petitions and some walk-in patient. Patient cannot be referred they must be seen in the ED to have assessment by Social Worker and Psychiatrist for admission. Mental health and substance abuse treatment is available.

UMC at South Campus – Psychiatric Outpatient Services
T: (520) 874-7500 (press 3 to schedule appointments)
A: Attn-Psychiatric Outpatient Services -2800 E Ajo Way Tucson, AZ 85713
Only accepting patients with major HMO’s such as Aetna, United and Blue Cross/Blue Shield at this time. It does not take AHCCCS; however, it will accept Medicare for an initial consult with an Attending and Resident.  After the initial consult, patients have the option to meet with the resident but they must pay out of pocket or will have to be referred elsewhere.

Counseling/Behavioral Health Services

Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital (Inpatient)
T: (520) 872-3000
F: (520) 872-5495
A: ATTN - Behavioral Health Center 1601 W Saint Mary’s Rd Tucson, AZ 85745-2682

T: (520) 327-4505
A: 127 S. Fifth Ave. Tucson, AZ
Sliding fee or no cost substance abuse prevention and treatment, plus mental health services for adults, children and families.

·       CODAC Behavioral Health Services, Inc. (Residential and Outpatient)
         T: (520) 327-4505
         A: 3100 N 1st Ave Tucson, AZ 85719-2598

·       CODAC Outpatient
 T: (520) 318-9222
        A: 4901 E 5th St. Tucson, AZ 85711-2201

·       CODAC West (Outpatient)
        T: (520) 622-8204
        A: 1671 W Grant Rd. Tucson, AZ 85745-1433

COPE Community Services
T: (520) 792-3293
F: (520) 792-4336
82 S. Stone Avenue Tucson, AZ (Administration)
COPE has a variety of locations around Tucson. It assists those with behavioral health issues providing outpatient care, counseling, case management, residential treatment, health programs and recovery support groups.

·       Outpatient Services – To obtain services contact, Community Partnership of Southern Arizona Member Services at:
        T: (520) 318-6946 or 1-800-771-9889 

·       Case Management Services:

o      La Cholla
        T: (520) 741-3180
        F: (520) 807-2383
        A: 1501 W. Commerce Court Tucson, AZ 

o      Mary Ann Coady Weinance, M.D. Clinic
        T: (520) 584-5820
        F: (520) 514-1514
        A: 8050 E Lakeside Parkway Tucson, AZ 

o      Methadone Clinic
        T: ( 52) 879-6680
        F: (520) 903-1130
        A: 101 S. Stone Ave Tucson, AZ 

o      Presidio 732
        T: (520) 625-9818
        F: (520) 624-1207
        A: 732 N. Stone Ave Tucson, AZ 

o      Wholistic Mental Health Clinic
        T: (520) 622-0286
        F: (520) 622-1436
        A:1101 E Broadway Blvd. Tucson, AZ

o      Villa Verde
        T: (520) 625-3835
        F: (520) 625-5585
        A: 1151 S. La Canada Dr. Suite 105 Green Valley, AZ 

·       Residential Services: 
        For more information - T: (520) 792-3293

Cottonwood de Tucson (Residential and Outpatient Care)
T: (520) 743-0411
A: 4110 W Sweetwater Dr. Tucson, AZ 85745-9348

Jewish Family and Children’s Service
T: (520) 795-0300
A: 4301 East 5th St. Tucson, AZ
Provides individual, family, and group counseling on a sliding fee basis. 

La Frontera Center
T: (520) 884-9920
A: 502 West 29th St.  Tucson, AZ
Comprehensive behavioral health center offering sliding fee services including individual, family and group counseling, substance abuse treatment, psychiatrist services, and treatment  for seriously mentally ill persons. 

·       La Frontera – Casa Alegre (Residential Care)
        T: (520) 622-5805
        A: 1441 S No Le Hace Tucson, AZ 85713-1120

·       La Frontera-Casa de Vida (Residential Care)
        T: (520) 792-0591
        A:1900 W Speedway Blvd Tucson, AZ 85745-2215

·       La Frontera – East Clinic (Outpatient Services)
        T: (520) 296-3296
        A: 2222 N Craycroft Rd. #120 Tucson, AZ 85712-2898

Our Family Services
T: (520) 323-1708
A: 3830 E. Bellevue St. Tucson, AZ
Individual counseling for all ages—general, marital, family, addictions, self-esteem, trauma, abuse, and behavior disorders. 

SAMHC - Southern Arizona Mental Health
T: (520) 622-6000
A: 2502 N. Dodge, #190 Tucson, AZ
Crisis hotline, mobile crisis team, walks in crisis center and referral to appropriate agency for long term service.

SEABHS – Southern Arizona Behavioral Health Services, Inc.
W: http://www.seabhs.org/
T: (520)  586-0800
A: P.O. Box 2161 Benson, AZ 85602
Community mental health and substance abuse prevention/treatment serving Southeastern Arizona. Private insurance and sliding fee scale options.

*Below are low-cost dentist providers; typically very long waiting lists.

El Rio Dental Congress
T: (520) 670-3758
A: 839 W. Congress St. Tucson, AZ 85745 

El Rio Southwest Dental
T: (520) 670-3758
A: 1530 W. Commerce Court Tucson, AZ 85746 

El Rio Northwest Dental
T: (520) 670-3758
A: 4009 N. Flowing Wells Rd. Tucson, AZ 85705


Diagnosis Specific

Cerebral Palsy

United Cerebral Palsy of Southern Arizona
W: http://www.ucpsa.org
T: (520) 795-3108
F: (520) 795-3196
A: 635 N. Craycroft Road Tucson, AZ 85711
E: staff@ucpsa.org
United Cerebral Palsy of Southern Arizona (UCPSA) is a non-profit agency that provides home-based services for individuals with disabilities and the elderly. These services allow people to remain in their own homes and living independently or with their families. Typical services are: personal care, hygiene, light housekeeping, cooking, and other household chores related to the care of consumers. UCPSA also offers respite to parents and guardians of individuals with disabilities in order to give them time-off from their regular care giving responsibilities. Behavioral services, behavioral training, music therapy, person centered planning, and various habilitation services such as independent living are also offered.


Tucson Alliance for Autism (TAFA)
W: http://www.tucsonallianceforautism.org/index.htm
T: (520) 319-5857
F: (520) 319-5979
E: kim.tafa@gmail.com
A: 1002 N. Country Club Road Tucson, AZ 85716
This organization promotes community awareness, clinical research and therapeutic services for individuals within the ASD spectrum. In addition, it provides educational resources and support to professionals and families working with individuals with ASD.  

Autism Society of America, Pima County Chapter
T: (520) 770-1541 - Hotline
E: asapcc@tucsonautism.org
A: P.O. Box 44156 Tucson, AZ 85733
Grassroots organization that advocates for services to help families, persons with autism and professionals working within the Autism Spectrum. The Pima County Chapter provides support meetings, guest speakers, lending library, conferences, scholarships, newsletters and resource guides. In addition, it collaborates with TAFA, a local organization that provides a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic services. 


Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona
W: http://www.epilepsyaz.org/
The Epilepsy Foundation is the national voluntary agency solely dedicated to the welfare of the 3 million people with epilepsy in the U.S. and their families. The organization works to ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; and to prevent, control and cure epilepsy through research, education, advocacy and services. In addition to programs conducted at the national level, epilepsy clients throughout the United States are served by local Epilepsy Foundation offices in nearly 100 communities.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing 

Community Outreach Program for the Deaf – COPD
W: www.copdaz.org
T: (520) 792-1906
F: (520) 770-8544
A: 268 W. Adams Street Tucson, AZ 85705
Provides comprehensive services such as person and family counseling, independent living trainings, parenting classes, case management, job training, career counseling, job development and placement. In addition to services including, interpreting services and communication access services. 

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

FAS Arizona
W: www.fasarizona.com
T: (520) 296-9172
E: fasstar@cox.net (Teresa Kellerman)
A: FAS-CRC 4710 E. 29th Street Tucson, AZ 85711
Information for service providers, support coordinators, families, educators, and medical providers. It specifically offers services such as: training, play groups for children, support groups and parenting classes. In addition to a variety of educational resources like book reviews, research reports and news reports about FAS. 

Prader-Willi Syndrome

Prader-Willi Syndrome Arizona Association
W: http://members.cox.net/pwsaa/pwsaax.htm
T: (520) 721-8801 (Adults)
T: (520) 297-7025 (Youth)
Non-profit organization that is comprised of professionals and parents who strive to educate and assist persons with Prader-Willi Syndrome to obtain a high quality of life.

Visually Impaired

SAAVI – Southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impaired
T: (520) 795-1331
F: (520) 795-1336
A: 3767 E Grant Road Tucson Arizona 85716
Offers Health and Wellness options, social groups, day programs, independent living skills and vocational services to patients that are visually impaired.

Post Secondary Education

Disability Resource Center (UA)
W: http://drc.arizona.edu
T: (520) 621-3268
Essential to the larger mission of the University of Arizona, the Disability Resource Center promotes universally designed environments and facilitates full access through reasonable accommodations, training, collaboration and innovative programming. 

Sonoran University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), Family and Community Medicine
W: http://sonoranucedd.fcm.arizona.edu/
T: (520) 626-0442
F: (520) 626-0081
A: 1521 E. Helen St. P.O. Box 245052 Tucson, AZ 85724

·       Interdisciplinary training of students and service professionals on developmental disabilities

·       Research and analysis aimed at developing new knowledge on disability which can be translated into model programs and public policy initiatives

·       Technical assistance and information sharing for the community at large on disability best practices and new information

·       Exemplary services and model program development to enhance and expand the systems of support for people with developmental disabilities

Disabled Student Support and Rights and Responsibilities
W: www.pima.edu/dsr/ServicesOffered.shtml
E: DSRhelp@pima.edu
Provides resources to students with a wide range of disabilities at all Pima Community College sites. These resources include: note-taking, reading/writing assistance, sign language interpreters, real-time transcribers, video-captioning, assistive technology and alternative testing sites. Students must request services by contacting the email address above or their Pima Community College site. They must also be able to provide proof of disability and have an interview.


Disability Advocacy and Independent Living Organizations

Arc of Arizona
W: http://www.arcoftucson.org/
T: 1-800-252-9054
A statewide volunteer and advocate organization whose major goal is to help children and adults with developmental disabilities to meet their goals. It offers services to provide advocacy and promotion of life for adults/children, educational services, donations for house ware supplies for those with DD living on their own and provides stipends for individuals to attend events and trainings about DD. 

ACME Co-op – Southern AZ Family Services
W: http://www.acemcoop.com
T: (520) 512-0200
E: Acmecoop2201@yahoo.com
Provides affordable living and learning community for people with disabilities at a central Tucson apartment site.   

DIRECT Centers for Independence
W: http://www.directilc.org
T: (520) 624-6452 or 1-800-342-1853
F: (520) 792-1438
A: 1023 N. Tyndall Ave Tucson, AZ 85719
It is the mission of DIRECT Center for Independence, Inc. (DIRECT) to enhance the options available to persons with significant disabilities so that they may choose, achieve, and maintain independent lifestyles. To this end, DIRECT offers independent living services, public education and awareness programs, and advocates for community change. DIRECT respects the abilities, needs and civil rights of persons with significant disabilities. Therefore, DIRECT works toward integration of persons with significant disabilities into community life. In keeping with this philosophy, DIRECT is a consumer operated and consumer oriented organization providing cross-disability services that requires active consumer involvement in the achievement of its mission

Arizona Center for Disability Law
W: http://www.acdl.com
T: (520) 327-9547 or 1- 800- 922-1447
F: (520)  884-0992
A:100 North Stone Ave., Suite 305 Tucson, AZ 85701
With offices in Phoenix and Tucson, the Arizona Center for Disability Law serves as the state's designated protection and advocacy system for individuals with disabilities. The Center provides a wide range of services in the areas of special education, health care, mental health services, access to community services and employment. In addition to offering individual legal representation, the Center provides information and referral, brief assistance and educational workshops on the rights of persons with disabilities in a variety of arenas such as the educational setting and the workplace. The Center also investigates allegations of abuse and neglect involving individuals with disabilities. 

Technology and Adaptive Equipment Assistance Programs

Arizona Technology Access Center of Tucson (TACT)
W: http://www.uacoe.arizona.edu/tact/
T: (520) 745-5588
The mission of TACT is to provide access for individuals with DD to explore assistive technology and gain independence, enhanced communication and productivity in everyday life.

Sun Sounds of Arizona
W: http://www.sunsounds.org/
T: (520) 298-6676
A: 7290 E Broadway St Tucson, AZ 85710
Sun Sounds provides audio access to individuals that cannot read print due to a medical disability. It provides access via radio, web or telephone.  

The Adaptation Station
T: (520) 519-1783, Contact- Rhonda Chance
F:  (520) 584-1783
E: RChance@azdes.gov
This program is a segment of the Arizona Department of Economic Security Division of Developmental Disabilities. It provides consultation design, fabrication and training about adaptive devices by volunteers. 

Volunteer, Vocational and Employment Services

Beacon Group SW, Inc
T: (520) 622-4874
A: 308 W. Glenn St. Tucson, AZ
Programs for adults with developmental disabilities, including employment, parenting, guardianship, Ticket to Work (for SSI recipients), and a day program. 

Desert Survivors-Ecological Training & Employment Center
T: (520) 884-8806
A: 1020 W. Starr Pass Blvd. Tucson, AZ
Training and employment for adults with mild to severe developmental disabilities. Clients work with cultivating trees, shrubs, and flowering plants. Call for intake. 

Handlers of Tucson, Inc
T: (520) 622-1878
A: 527 W. Simpson St. Tucson, AZ
Programs for adults with developmental or physical disabilities, including day treatment and vocational training. 

Vocational Rehabilitation – Arizona Department of Economic Security
W: http://www.azdes.gov/RSA
T: 1-800-563-1221
This department assists those with a disability that is documental and presents a barrier to obtaining employment. It provides assessment, training, vocational guidance and job placement. Individuals may be required to pay for services. 

WEDCO – Employment and Training Center
W: http://www.wedco.net
T: (520) 584-8648
F: (520) 745-0345
WEDCO offers job placement services, job skills training, work internship exploration, supported employment services and vocational evaluation services for adults with disabilities. Generally people enrolled in the following programs are eligible: DES/Rehabilitation Services Administration, DES/Jobs TANF Program, DES/Division of Developmental Disabilities, Pima County Workforce One Stop Career Centers, State Compensation Fund, Social Security Administration, COPE, CODAC and Pantano Behavioral Health Services and La Frontera Center.