Community Based Providers


Beacon Foundation

Provides employment opportunities and support after graduation for students with developmental disabilities.
Chuck Tiller (ext 127)
email: ctiller@thebeacongroup.org
Wayne Bell (ext164)
Phone: 520-622-4874

Arizona Placement Concepts

Provides employment opportunities and support.
Carlos Hernandez
Ray Tafoya
Phone: 520-882-3710

UCP of Southern Arizona

Provides a variety of opportunities and support for students with developmental disabilities.
Rhonda Hall
Phone: 344-8230

Wedco Employment

Provides employment opportunities and support after graduation for individuals who have had an IEP.
David Phillip
Phone: 520-584-8648

Southern AZ Family Services

Provides a variety of opportunities and support for students with developmental disabilities.
Donna Gallager
Christine Cohen
Phone: 520-512-0200

Tucson Community Connections

Provides a variety of opportunities and support for students with developmental disabilities.
Melodie Gilbertson
Phone: 520-256-0897

Blake Foundation

Provides a variety of opportunities and support for students with developmental disabilities.
Nancy Boyle
Kim Britnall- Brown
Phone: 520-349-4905
Phone: 520-325-6005

Arroyo Chicho Members Enterprise

Provides an alternative residential co-op partially operated by parents.
Darlene Dobroslavic
Phone: 520-248-9576

Pima Community College

Disabled Student Resources
Helps students obtain educational goals at Pima College.
Jane Irey
Phone: 520-206-7699
email: jane.irey@pima.edu

AZ Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD)

Employment Program Specialist
Peter Brockington
Phone: 520-628-6836
email: pbrockington@ades.gov

AZ Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD)

Case management for students with developmental disabilities.
Kattina Farragut- Support Coordinator Supervisor
Kay Laabs- Support Coordinator
Norma Carreon- Support Coordinator
email: NCarreon@azdes.gov
Phone: 520-519-1620

University of Arizona’s SALT Center

Helps students obtain educational goals at the U of A.
David Cillo
Phone: 520-626-0646
Web Site: http://www.salt.arizona.edu/staff/dCillo.php

Youth Services One-Stop Career Center Disability Program Navigator

Helps students obtain employment goals.
Maria Suarez
Phone: 520-798-0519
Phone: 520-419-8544
email: msuarez@pima.gov

DIRECT

Provides independent living skills training and work incentives.
Mary Tatom
Dave Cardinalle

COPD

Provides counseling and job training.
Chaz McBride
Phone: 520-792-1906

AZ Department of Education Exceptional Student Services

Parent Information Network Specialist – Serves Pima County
Provides free special education resources, consultation and training.
Kathy Gray-Mangerson
Phone: 520-572-0896
email: Kathleen.Gray-Mangerson@azed.gov

AZ Rehabilitation Services Administration (VR)

Responds to Transition from School to Work (TSW)
Referrals for vocational rehabilitation.
Sara Sembiante
Phone: 520-638-2699
email: ssembiante@azdes.gov

AZ Rehabilitation Services Administration (VR)

Responds to general referrals for vocational rehabilitation.
Connie Tolliver
Phone: 520-638-2706

Contracted Attorney: Guardianship

Provides information and assistance re: obtaining guardianship.
Carrie Rednour
email: crednour@rednourlaw.com

Chapel Haven @ U of A

Provides support for independent living for adults with autism and developmental disabilities.
Judith Lefkowitz
Phone: 1-877-824-9378
Web Site: http://www.chapelhaven.org

Project Search

A business-led collaboration that enables young adults with disabilities to gain and maintain employment through training and career exploration.
Laura Schweers
Phone: 520-626-0677
email: schweers@email.arizona.edu

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