Autism & Special Needs Resources in the Phoenix area

Autism & Special Needs Resources in the Phoenix area

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Samantha Rothman, MS, OTR/L

March 6, 2023


Raising Special Kids

Provides FREE services including consultations, parent-to-parent support, events, training, and parent coaching. Provides information about federal and state programs, education options, special healthcare needs, and transitioning to adulthood. 


Southwest Human Development

Arizona’s largest non-profit dedicated to early childhood development. They provide free developmental support, developmental evaluations, assistive technology support, therapies (OT, PT, ST), autism services, psychology and counseling, and feeding services. Comprehensive approach to autism including a team of certified DIR Floortime providers. 


Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC)

SARRC offers a community school, parent trainings, and a variety of programs for preschoolers, school age children, teens and adults. SARRC also offers the PEERS for teens program, a 12 week program for teens with and without autism to focus on social and pre-employment skills


Beyond Autism, Inc.

Beyond Autism is a private, year-round day program for those diagnosed with Autism and related disorders. They teach life skills, using a collaborative approach to set children up for success. 


Hopebridge Autism Therapy Center

Hopebridge offers comprehensive services including Autism diagnosis evaluations and ABA services. 


Arizona Child Psychology

This practice is comprised of psychologists, school psychologists, counselors, social workers and marriage/family therapists. They offer an autism support group. 


Axis for Autism

Provides children, adolescents and adults with autism diagnosis evaluations.