Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a law that makes it illegal to discriminate against anyone with a disability. Discrimination means you are treated unfairly or unequally because you have a disability. Discrimination also occurs when you are denied a necessary reasonable accommodation. Click here to learn more

Americans with Disabilities Act Title II Regulations: Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in State and Local Government Services – Title II applies to State and local government entities, and, in subtitle A, protects qualified individuals with disabilities from discrimination on the basis of disability in services, programs, and activities provided by State and local government entities. Learn more about Title II here

Americans with Disabilities Act Title III Regulations: Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability by Public Accommodations and in Commercial Facilities – Title III prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in the activities of places of public accommodations (businesses that are generally open to the public and that fall into one of 12 categories listed in the ADA, such as restaurants, movie theaters, schools, day care facilities, recreation facilities, and doctors’ offices) and requires newly constructed or altered places of public accommodation—as well as commercial facilities (privately owned, nonresidential facilities such as factories, warehouses, or office buildings)—to comply with the ADA Standards. To learn more about Title III click here

  • Disability Services (Maricopa)

    Disability Services


    Ability 360
    Offer programs that empower people with all disabilities. There are multiple office locations. To find out the closest office to you, click here.
    Main Office
    5031 E. Washington St.
    Phoenix, AZ 85034
    (602) 386-4566
    Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm
    ability360.org

    Division of Developmental Disabilities
    The Division of Developmental Disabilities empowers individuals with developmental disabilities to lead self-directed, healthy and meaningful lives. DDD provides supports and services for eligible Arizonans. DDD provides supports and services to individuals diagnosed with one of the following developmental disabilities:

    • Autism;
    • Cerebral palsy;
    • Epilepsy;
    • Cognitive / Intellectual Disability; or
    • Are under the age of six and at risk of having a Developmental Disability

    There are multiple offices across the state. To look at a list of offices, click here.
    Main State Office
    4000 N. Central Ave. # 900,
    Phoenix, AZ 85012
    (602) 246-0546
    des.az.gov/services/disabilities/developmental-disabilities

    Gompers – Empowering People with Disabilities
    Serving people with disabilities in the greater Phoenix area through day training for adults, employment services, private school, and home/community-based services.
    6601 N. 27th Ave. #1298,
    Phoenix, AZ 85017
    (602) 336-0061
    Gompers.org

    Raising Special Kids
    Raising Special Kids exists to improve the lives of children with the full range of disabilities, from birth to age 26, by providing support, training, information and individual assistance so families can become effective advocates for their children. If you want a family referral form for refugee or asylee families, click here.  Learn more about Raising Specials Kids here and here or go to their website!
    5025 E. Washington St., Ste. 204
    Phoenix, AZ 85034
    602-242-4366
    https://raisingspecialkids.org/

    Ryan’s House
    Assist children and their families navigate life-limiting or end-of-life journeys through pediatric respite care, pediatric palliative care, life-enhancing therapeutic activities, pediatric end-of-life care, and grief/bereavement support.
    110 W. Muhammad Ali Way
    First Floor
    Phoenix, AZ 85013
    (602) 200-0767
    info@ryanhouse.org
    Ryanhouse.org

    SAAVI
    Provide services for the blind and specialize in non-visual training for Adults, young adults, teens and children across Arizona who are blind or have low vision.
    4222 E. Thomas Rd.
    Phoenix, AZ 85018
    (602) 795-0195
    Saavi.us

    S.E.E.K. Arizona
    Provide integrated, evidence based, person-centered services to those in our community with Autism, Intellectual/Developmental, or behavioral health disabilities.
    4700 E. Thomas Rd. Suite 100,
    Phoenix, AZ 85018
    (480) 902-0771
    seekarizona.org

    The Opportunity Tree
    Provide an array for services for adults and youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
    3146 E. Windsor Ave.
    Phoenix, AZ 85008
    (602) 956-0400
    theopportunitytree.org

    Wheels on the Bus Pediatric Therapy
    Occupational therapy, speech therapy, feeding therapy, and physical therapy for the under-served population of Phoenix. Services available for ages 3+.
    (480) 242-5903
    Owner: Colette Marotto – colette@wheelspediatrictherapy.com
    Wheelspediatrictherapy.com

  • Disability Services (Pima)

    Disability Services


    Direct Center for Independence
    Promote independence in community of disabilities.
    1001 N. Alvernon Way
    Tucson, AZ 85711
    (520) 624-6452
    direct@directilc.org
    directilc.org

    Pilot Parents
    Provide information, training, resources and skill building to self-advocates and the parents of children with disabilities.
    1647 N. Alvernon Way. Suite 1,
    Tucson, AZ 85712
    (520) 324-3150
    ppsa@pilotparents.org
    www.pilotparents.org

    SAAVI
    Provide services for the blind and specialize in non-visual training for Adults, young adults, teens and children across Arizona who are blind or have low vision.
    3767 E. Grant Rd.
    Tucson, AZ 85716
    (520) 795-1331
    saavi.us

    Raising Special Kids
    Raising Special Kids exists to improve the lives of children with the full range of disabilities, from birth to age 26, by providing support, training, information and individual assistance so families can become effective advocates for their children. If you want a family referral form for refugee or asylee families, click here. Learn more about Raising Specials Kids here and here or go to their website!
    520-441-4007
    https://raisingspecialkids.org/

    Special Needs Solutions
    They create custom made furniture, clothing, devices, and equipment that help individuals with disabilities progress physically, emotionally, and cognitively. Their goal is to help make it possible for children and adults with special needs to participate as fully as possible in their lives.
    4555 S. Palo Verde Rd., Suite 131,
    Tucson AZ 85714
    snsarizona@gmail.com
    (520) 838-0987
    https://www.snstucson.org/

  • Transportation Assistance (Maricopa)

    Transportation Assistance

    Transportation Barriers and Opportunities

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    ADA Transportation

    ADA Ride provides subsidized transportation for people with disabilities to travel wherever they choose.  Participants must be Phoenix residents and ADA-certified to participate.

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    Employment Transportation

    The Employment Transportation program subsidizes travel to and from jobs for people with disabilities. Participants must be city of Phoenix residents and ADA-certified to participate. For more information on how to apply, call MV Transportation at 602-801-1160 or click here.

     

    Medical Trip

    The Medical Trip program subsidizes travel to and from medical centers for ongoing medical treatment including dialysis treatment, radiation therapies, etc. Participants must be city of Phoenix residents and ADA-certified to participate. For more information on how to apply, call MV Transportation at 602-801-1160

     

    Senior Center Shuttle

    The Senior Center Shuttle program provides registered members of the city of Phoenix sponsored senior centers flexible transportation between their personal residence and their nearest senior center during center operating hours. Participants should sign up for the service at their senior center. www.phoenix.gov/humanservices/programs/older/senior-centers

    For more information, click here

  • Transportation Assistance (Pima)

    Transportation Assistance


    The ADA Eligibility Office of the City of Tucson determines eligibility for all the publicly funded transit in the region. For more information: www.tucsonaz.gov/transit/ada-paratransit-eligibility-office

     

    Sun Shuttle Dial-A-Ride

    Service provided by Total Transit, serves a substantial portion of eastern Pima County.

    https://www.totalride.com/sun-shuttle-dial-a-ride-subscriptions/

    Sun Shuttle Oro Valley

    Provides trips to destinations within the town and to designated areas south, east and west of Oro Valley. Elderly (62+) residents of Oro Valley also are eligible to ride regardless of their disability status. To apply for this service, click here.

    https://www.orovalleyaz.gov/Government/Departments/Public-Works/Services/Need-a-ride

     

    Sun Van

    Serves ADA-eligible persons who reside within ¾ of a mile of a Sun Tran bus route.

    www.sunvan.com

Disability  Resources

Arizona Family Caregiver Reimbursement Program – Family caregivers can receive a 50% reimbursement up to $1,000 for home modifications and assistive care technology. Qualifying family member(s) must be 18 years or older and require help with one or more activities of daily living. For more information on how to apply go to  https://azcaregiver.org/arizona-family-caregiver-reimbursement-program/ 

Preparing makes sense for people with disabilities,others with access and functional needs and the whole community. This guide outlines common sense measures individuals with disabilities, and others with access and functional needs, and the people who assist and support them can take to start preparing for emergencies before they happen.  Available in Arabic, English, French, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Tagalong, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

DHS – FEMA

Multilingual resources about children with disabilities created by the Refugee Roundtable of the Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, RRP, Community Developmental Disability Organizations and Refugee Resettlement Organizations.