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This page provides links to various programs and resources dedicated to the Developmental Disabilities community. We welcome your input! Please use the link at the bottom of the page.

  • DES Division of Developmental Disabilities
    DDD provides supports and services to eligible individuals with Developmental Disabilities. The division coordinates supports, services and resources through over 50 local offices in various communities throughout the state. These local offices promote access to community resources and program flexibility in meeting your needs.
  • Arizona Bridge to Independent Living - Community Living OptionsExternal Link
    We Offer services for high-functioning individuals with a developmental disability who are ineligible for federal and state support services. We bring together consumers and community volunteers to provide resources and supports for individuals needing more assistance in the community.
  • Arizona Bridge to Independent Living - This Is My LifeExternal Link
    Encourages and teaches adults receiving services from the Division of Developmental Disabilities (i.e. people who have Cerebral Palsy, a Cognitive Disability, Autism or Epilepsy) to make more life choices and to choose the direction of their own lives.
  • The Arc of Arizona, IncExternal Link
    Advocating for the rights and full community participation of all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Together, with our network of members and affiliated chapters, we improve systems of supports and services, connect families, inspire communication and influence public policy.
  • Arizona Special OlympicsExternal Link
    Providing year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.
  • Autism Society of Greater PhoenixExternal Link
    The Autism Society of Greater Phoenix is a group of people (mostly parents) who are dedicated to improving the quality of life of children and adults affected by autism by providing information, resources and support to the community, and especially to families affected by autism. Membership is open to parents, professionals, people on the spectrum, and their friends and supporters.
  • National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental DisabilitiesExternal Link
    Promoting the health of babies, children and adults while enhancing the potential for full productive living. Our work includes identifying the causes of and preventing birth defects and developmental disabilities, helping children to develop and reach their full potential and promoting health and well-being among people of all ages with disabilities.

  • Raising Special KidsExternal Link
    A non-profit organization of families helping families of children with disabilities and special health needs in Arizona. All programs and services are provided to families free of charge at all ages and stages of a child's development.
  •  University of Arizona Aging and Transitions ProjectExternal Link
    This statewide project has three major objectives: Describe and address barriers to effective late life transitions for aging caregivers of adults with developmental disabilities, Promote effective late life transitions for adults with developmental disabilities and Improve aging-related and end-of-life care for people with developmental disabilities.

Suggestions? Comments? We welcome your input!

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