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Calendar & Events

"Special Needs"  Information

 

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The Deer Valley School District has provided "free" forums on Autism, Asperger's, Pervasive Developmental Delay (PDD) , and the educational challenges those students and families face.

            For more information contact :  Wanda Gray #623-445-3322

 

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Local parental support group for Autism

            http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/ArizonaValleyAutismSupport1/

 

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Men's Meet Up ( group for guys that have someone in their life affected by autism...dads, grandpas, adult brothers etc....to socialize & discuss life with autism in it)

            Contact:  Jason Geroux #480-748-8620 

                             jgeroux@insight.com

 

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Banner Thunderbird Hospital holding support group for families with special needs:

             Meets every other month on 3rd Saturday

            10:00 AM - Noon

            #602-865-4731

 

bullet Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) holds routine parent workshops and support groups related to Autism and the Spectrum Disorders

                   #602-340-8717    www.autismcenter.org

 

bullet Melmed Center offers resources, guidance, and  monthly workshops related to developmental, behavioral, and learning challenges

Support/Education Group meets every 4th Thursday of every month   (7:00-8:00pm)

                 #480-443-0050    www.melmedcenter.com

 

bullet Raising Special Kids  offers parent-to-parent emotional support for families with "special needs" children.  Visit their website to find dates regarding regularily scheduled workshops covering topics such as creating an IEP , conferences, and Arizona events                                       

                           #602-242-4366   www.raisingspecialkids.org

 

Summer Programs

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Desert Therapies Inc:  Occupational & Speech therapy summer programs for kids having Autism, ADHD, developmental delays, learning disabilities, speech delays. Groups will focus on sensory integration, articulation, feeding, communication & socialization skills. Also offering home-based therapies for OT & Speech for the months of June & July

           deserttherapies@cox.net #623-362-3414

 

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Visit www.AZparenting.com  for comprehensive camp directory

 

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Whispering Hope Ranch (camp for children with special needs such as Autism, developmental disabilities, Down Syndrome, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, diabetes and more!   Located in Payson, Arizona & incorporates animal-assisted activities)  Registration beginning January 2005.  www.whisperinghoperanch.org  #928-478-0339

                                                        

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Scribble 2 Script (Camp to improve writing skills)  13402 N. Scottsdale  Rd....future plans for locations in Arrowhead and Gilbert. www.scribble2script.com      #602-485-1400

 

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Busy Bodies Summer Camp (Glendale, Az)    www.busybodiesplannedplay.com    #623-847-4090

 

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YMCA   www.valleyYMCA.org

 

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Deer Valley Community Center (fun activities & sports for toddlers - adults)                                                                                                                                                           storytime, art, letter &  number sense, let's pretend, how does my garden grow, bugs galore, music, dance, shapes & colors, puppets, drama, basketball, fencing, karate, tumbling, and more!

           #602-495-3735  http://phoenix.gov/PRL/dvcc.html

 

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Summer Camp Guide www.azcentral.com/ent/calendar/summercamp/summer_special.html  or www.azcentral.com/ent/calendar/summercamp/summer_educ.html

 

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Child and Family Services /CFS (summer programs, camps & more!)  www.asu.edu/mu/family/summer.htm

 

 

 

 

     last updated  05/23/2013                                 Back Next