Arizona Bridge to
Independent Living (ABIL) is Arizona’s largest center for Independent
Living. ABIL offers and promotes programs designed to empower people
with disabilities to take personal responsibility so they may achieve or
continue independent lifestyles within the community.
ABRIO Family Services
ABRiO provides Home Care Services, Respite and Habilitation
Services, Day Enrichment Programs, Employment and Residential Support.
There is no greater feeling than the joy that comes with true
companionship, understanding, and quality support. ABRiO Family Services
offers home based and community based services that are personalized to
fit your needs, large or small. We are here to enhance your independent
living, so that you experience the best life you can live.
Accredited Online Colleges and Disability Education
A powerful and informative site that provides resources such as
Disability Education in support of independent living as well as
providing a database of for those who are looking for an
accredited online degree program that meets Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act (section 504).
Alzheimer's Association Desert
Our nationwide mission is to eliminate
Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research, to provide and
enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of
dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Amberly's Place houses professionals who are specially trained in
dealing with victims of child abuse (both physical and sexual), domestic
violence, sexual assault and elderly abuse. This special training helps
to reduce the trauma to the victim We accomplish this by promoting a
working atmosphere of mutual respect and open communication between the
professionals providing the services.
American Association of Intellectual and
AAIDD promotes progressive
policies, sound research, effective practices, and universal human
rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Assistive Technology Exchange
A "classified ads"
feature that connects people with available assistive technology. The
goal of the Arizona Assistive Technology Exchange is to put assistive
technology equipment that is not currently being used, into the hands of
someone who can benefit from it.
Arizona Cancer Center
The information made available through links at this web site are
provided as a public service to those visiting our site. They do not
necessarily reflect the opinion of the faculty at the Arizona Cancer
Center, nor do we assume any responsibility for the content provided at
these link sites. Information obtained through any web site should not
be relied upon as a substitute for receiving professional care from a
professional acre from a physician or health care provider.
Arizona Commission for the deaf and the
head of hearing
was established in 1977 to improve the quality of life for Deaf and Hard
of Hearing residents.
serves as a statewide information referral center for issues related to
people with hearing loss.
aspires to be a national leader in communication access, support
services and community empowerment throughout the state. Our mission is
to ensure, in partnership with the public and private sectors,
accessibility for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf-Blind and persons with
speech difficulties to improve their quality of life.
Arizona Community Foundation
The Arizona Community Foundation and
its Affiliates are a statewide
philanthropy providing flexible, tax-advantage giving options for
donors, major funding for nonprofits and students, and leadership around
key community issues. Our mission is to lead, serve and collaborate to
mobilize enduring philanthropy for a better Arizona.
Arizona Freedom to Work
is the program contractor for the AZ Freedom to Work Statewide Work
Incentives Planning and Assistance program funded (50%) through a
$300,000 annual grant from the Social Security Administration, the U.S.
Department of Education/Rehabilitation Services Administration and other
contracts and grants. Our Community Work Incentive Coordinators are
trained and certified to understand Social Security rules related to
employment and how employment earnings affect cash, medical and other
Arizona Institute for Human Development
The goal of
this site is to serve as a resource to educators, students, service
providers, agency personnel, and individuals with disabilities and their
Arizona Long Term Care (ALTC)
The Arizona Long Term Care System
(ALTCS) program is for aged (65 and over), blind, or disabled
individuals who need ongoing services at a nursing facility level, in
their own home or assisted living facilities.
The Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS)
program is for aged (65 and over), blind, or disabled individuals who
need ongoing services at a nursing facility level, in their own home or
assisted living facilities.
Arizona State Braille and
talking Book Library
To provide books, magazines
and other library resources in alternate formats for all
residents whose visual or physical disabilities prevent the use of
conventional print materials.
American Eldercare Research Organization
offers fully furnished executive suites, professionally equipped offices
and cost effective temporary office space in Arizona. These serviced
offices and executive suites include a wide range of essential services
in a single flexible rental price, make setting up a business in Arizona
faster and easier than ever.
Arizona Technology Access Program
Is Dedicated to increasing the availability and use of
assistive technology devices for all individuals with disabilities in
AZ Links is Arizona’s Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC),
created to help Arizona Seniors, People with Disabilities, Caregivers
and their Family Members locate resources and services that meet their
2-1-1: Human & Emergency Services
Welcome to Arizona 2-1-1
Online, the State of Arizona doorway to thousands of health, human
service and emergency response resources. Developed in partnership with
government, tribal, non-profit and community groups, Arizona 2-1-1
Online is committed to providing all Arizonans access to information and
resource to improve the quality of their lives.
The BDI, a non-profit corporation, is committed to:
- helping people master the unique challenges of
- providing health care providers with the
specialty behavioral training necessary for managing diabetes
Catholic Community Service
Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona strengthens
families, supports communities, provides compassionate services, and
strives for excellence
Disease Control and Prevention
Collaborating to create the
expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to
protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease,
injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats.
Child Protective Service
The Arizona Department of Economic Security promotes the safety,
well-being, and self sufficiency of children, adults, and families.
Choice Magazine Listening
is a free audio anthology for a special audience of blind, visually
impaired, physically disabled, or dyslexic subscribers. CML was created
in 1962 by the non-profit Lucerna Fund to offer the best of contemporary
magazine writing, completely without charge, to adults unable to read
City of Yuma
Crossroads Mission is a faith-based organization
dedicated to helping individuals who find themselves at a "crossroads"
in their lives. Our goal is to help them take that direction that will
bring them to a personal encounter with God, and to help them make
changes that will result in a better quality of life.
Legal Services, Inc.
CLS is a not-for-profit
Arizona law firm incorporated in 1952.
Coordinated Campaign for Learning
LD Online seeks to help children and adults
reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date
information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD. The site
features hundreds of helpful articles, multimedia, monthly columns by
noted experts, first person essays, children’s writing and artwork, a
comprehensive resource guide, very active forums, and a Yellow Pages
referral directory of professionals, schools, and products.
DIRECT Independent Living Center
DIRECT Center for Independence, Inc., is a consumer-directed,
community-based advocacy organization that promotes independent living
and offers a variety of programs for all people with disabilities.
Through DIRECT's programs, people are encouraged to achieve their full
potential and to participate in the community.
Deason Law Firm
Families preserve their wealth during and after their lifetime in,
ArizonaDepartment of Economic
The Arizona Department of Economic Security promotes the safety,
well-being, and self sufficiency of children, adults, and families
(s.a.f.t.y. first program)
Easter Seals has been helping
individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families,
live better lives for nearly 90 years. From child development centers to
physical rehabilitation and job training for people with disabilities,
Easter Seals offers a variety of services to help people with
disabilities address life's challenges and achieve personal goals.
Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
The NICHD was initially established to investigate the broad aspects
of human development as a means of understanding developmental
disabilities, including intellectual and developmental disabilities, and
the events that occur during pregnancy. Today, the Institute conducts
and supports research on all stages of human development, from
preconception to adulthood, to better understand the health of children,
adults, families, and communities.
Federal Emergency Management Agency
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to
ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve
our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover
from, and mitigate all hazards.
First Things First
A child's most important developmental years
those leading up to kindergarten. First Things First is committed to
helping Arizona kids five and younger receive the quality education,
healthcare and family support they need to arrive at school healthy and
ready to succeed.Goodwill
of Central Arizona
Goodwill of Central Arizona always wants
to bring the best value and greatest treasures to our loyal customers.
for the Blind
Guide Dogs for the Blind provides enhanced
mobility to qualified individuals through partnership with dogs whose
unique skills are developed and nurtured by dedicated volunteers and a
At Health Choice Arizona, we know good health
is important to everyone. Our employees are committed to helping members
get and stay healthy. Our mission is to treat you with the utmost
respect and dignity while providing you safe, effective, quality
healthcare. Your health and well-being is our number one priority.
Hearing Loss Association of
The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the
nation’s leading organization representing people with hearing loss.
According to the National Center for Health Statistics 36 million (17
percent) Americans have some degree of hearing loss making it a public
health issue third in line after heart disease and arthritis.
Instead Senior Care
Home Instead Senior Care is pleased to
provide seniors with America's #1 medical alert service. For more than
30 years, Lifeline has enabled millions of people to live with greater
independence, peace of mind and dignity in the place they feel most
comfortable-their own homes. Because the Lifeline service also helps
family caregivers to balance the needs of their loved ones with the
demands of their own busy lives, Lifeline is of immense benefit to them
as well. If you have any questions, would like to talk about your
particular needs, or are ready to begin service, we welcome your call at
1-800-372-4103. Please Mention Program Code NE702. Thank you
Opening its first hospice in 1979, Hospice Compassus is a family of
community-based hospices. Our nationwide network is a vast resource
benefiting both patients and families. Hospice Compassus has a common
culture around three core values: compassion, integrity, and
excellence. Our primary goals are to provide the highest quality
hospice care and service in every community in which we operate, and to
be both the hospice provider of choice and hospice employer of choice.
Hospice of Yuma
As the area's only non-profit hospice, Hospice of Yuma has served the
community since 1981, providing compassionate care for many terminally
ill patients and their families. We focus on helping patients and
families cope with what they fear most about dying - being in pain,
being alone, losing control, and being a burden to others. For patients,
hospice care offers emotional and spiritual support and state-of-the-art
medical care, tailored to the patient's wishes to remain at home, as
pain free and comfortable as possible.
IRS Alternative Media Center (AMC)
all IRS documents are accessible to persons using assistive
technology, including screen reading software, refreshable Braille
displays, and voice recognition software.
Kissito Healthcare Palm
We are a 143-bed facility offering rehabilitative
services and long term care for residents with moderate to complex
medical conditions, and a secured unit for Alzheimer’s care for
residents with dementia.
Falls and medication errors are the two biggest threats to independent
living. That's why Philips Lifeline provides the #1 Medical Alert
Service and Medication Dispensing Service to offer you something else:
peace of mind.Linkages
The Bridbe between Business and People with disabilities
National Emergency Management Resource
National Federation of
- Customized confidential memoranda, briefings and
- Tailored content for websites, mainstream and
- Expert testimony
- Reports on current legislative issues
- Seminars and workshops
The real problem of blindness is not the loss of
eyesight. The real problem is the misunderstanding and lack of
information that exist. If a blind person has proper training and
opportunity, blindness can be reduced to a physical nuisance.
National Institute of Mental Health
The mission of NIMH is to
transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through
basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery,
and cure. For the Institute to continue fulfilling this vital public
health mission, it must foster innovative thinking and ensure that a
full array of novel scientific perspectives are used to further
discovery in the evolving science of brain, behavior, and experience. In
this way, breakthroughs in science can become breakthroughs for all
people with mental illnesses.
National Organization on
Disability/ Emergency Preparedness Initiative
Organization on Disability (NOD) is a private, non-profit organization
that promotes the full participation of America’s 54 million people with
disabilities in all aspects of life. In 2006 we narrowed our focus to
increasing employment opportunities for the 79 percent of working-age
Americans with disabilities who are not employed.
New Horizons Independent Living
Independent Living began first with a center at the
University of California, Berkeley, in 1972. The unstoppable Independent
Living movement has since grown rapidly as demonstrated by the nearly
500 centers now operating nationwide. This Independent Living success
story is mainly attributable to the unique and practical philosophy
which sets Independent Living Centers apart from other approaches to
helping people with disabilities: Independent Living Centers are run by
and for people with disabilities.
Partners in Policymaking
Pilot Parents of Southern Arizona provides a wide variety of
programs and services that support families of children with
disabilities.Prevent Child Abuse
Prevent Child Abuse Arizona is a chapter of
Prevent Child Abuse America
. We are a private, non-profit
organization whose mission is to prevent the abuse and neglect of
Arizona's children. Our work strengthens families so that costly legal
and social intervention is not needed. We focus strategically on new
parents, early in the family life cycle. Our objective is to reach all
parents of newborns with research-based services so they can succeed in
keeping their children safe and healthy
PSI Navigator Public
PSI Navigator is dedicated to publishing public service information,
including useful links to selected websites such as government offices
and non-governmental organizations, companies, nonprofits, charities,
firms, international trade services, businesses, cultural centers and
online resources all over the United States.
for the Blind and Dyslexic
creates opportunities for grade K thru Graduate Level students, who
cannot read standard print due to a disability. RFB&D helps such
students, and the teachers and parents who support them, by providing
access to its library of more then 110,00 textbooks on CD and cassette
Regional Center for Border
Our mission is to improve the availability and
accessibility of healthcare services by establishing a comprehensive
center for primary care and promoting vocational health training
programs throughout Western Arizona and the Arizona-Mexico Boarder
ResCare Workforce Services
ResCare is a human services company that offers services to people of
all ages and abilities to help make their lives more independent. The
company serves more than a million people each year with its nearly
50,000 employees at thousands of locations.
RSA Rehabilitation Services
We strive to support the
promoting the safety, well-being, and self sufficiency of children,
adults, and families by working with individuals with disabilities to
achieve increased independence and/or gainful employment through the
provision of comprehensive rehabilitative and employment support
services in a partnership with all stakeholders.
Vision loss is a condition that can affect every aspect
of a person's life. often, Veterans and their families are unaware of
the health and rehabilitation services available to Veterans
experiencing loss in vision
Arizona State Wide Independent Living Council
To promote the
equality, inclusion, and choice for people with disabilities through
collaboration and public policy change
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
Vision loss is a
condition that can affect every aspect of a person's life. often,
Veterans and their families are unaware of the health and rehabilitation
services available to Veterans experiencing loss in vision
State of Arizona
Official State of Arizona
Web Site.Sun Sounds of Arizona
Sun Sounds of Arizona provides
audio access to information to people in the Southwest who cannot read
print because they have a disability.
Service is available on the radio, web, telephone, as a
hospitals and residential facilities, and in Yuma on Time-Warner Cable
Health Center, Inc.
Sunset Community Health Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center
that serves the population in Yuma County. The health center has
facilities in Yuma, Somerton, San Luis and Wellton.
Yuma County has a unique opportunity to address significant medical
access problems that face Caucasian/White, Hispanic/Latino, immigrant,
and border community residents. Many border residents are isolated from
medical and behavioral health services and do not have medical
insurance, which are all significant barriers in obtaining medical care.
This is why Sunset Community Health Center is a vital medical home for
many Yuma county residents.
Ticket to Work
Social Security’s Ticket to Work Program is
free, voluntary and available to most people who receive Social Security
Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
benefits because they are disabled or blind. Eligible beneficiaries may
choose to assign their Ticket to an Employment Network (EN) of their
choice or to a State Vocational Rehabilitation (SVR) agency to obtain
employment services and supports necessary to achieve a work goal. The
EN/SVR, if they accept the Ticket, will coordinate and provide
appropriate services to help the beneficiary find and maintain
employment. U.S. Department of
Ready. (Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed) Preparing
makes since for people with disabilities and special needs.
Council of Governments (WACOG)
Welcome to the Western Arizona
Council of Governments (WACOG) website. Founded in 1971, WACOG is a
governmental non-profit that is dedicated to serving its local
jurisdictions, income challenged households, and vulnerable populations
in Yuma, La Paz, and Mohave Counties.
Wyng Access Solutions
There is no substitute for the feelings associated with complete
independence and security. The Wyng™ bath system can deliver both, at
least when it comes to bathing. The Wyng™ bath system was designed to
address the design and budget challenges facing the disabled community
and the service providers that work with them. This is the first and
only company to design and build a complete bath access system from the
ground up utilizing the principles of universal design.
Yuma Community Food Bank
To relieve hunger, increase self reliance, and improve the quality
of life for children and families throughout southwestern Arizona
County Housing Department
Provides both Conventional and
Section 8 Assistance
Yuma County Library
Wealth Management is well positioned to provide investors with advice
and guidance. With a highly trained staff of investment professionals,
Yuma Investment Group believes in building long-term relationships with
clients and helping them establish financial strategies and select
suitable investments to meet their short and long-term goals.
Yuma Private Industry Council (YPIC)
The Yuma Private Industry Council is a private
non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide job seeker and
employer services in the Yuma County labor market. Incorporated in 1988,
YPIC serves as the Private Sector partner in the Public/Private
Workforce Development Partnership with the Yuma County Board of
Supervisors. With the advent of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), the
Yuma County Board of Supervisors designated YPIC as the official
operator or the "one-Stop" delivery system for workforce development
services in Yuma County.