Next Tucson Adult Autism Meeting

Hello everyone, Our next support group meeting will be on 3 October 2019 at the Himmel Park Library 6:30 pm. The followin...

Information & Referral

Referral List

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Table of Contents

Topics are in alphabetical order except the Appendix, which appears at the end of this list. Topics in the Appendix are in alphabetical order. 
Advocates......................................................................................
Books............................................................................................
Camps, Day Programs, and Ranches..................................................
Companies Hiring Autistics...............................................................
Civil and Human Rights Websites.......................................................
Consumer......................................................................................
Disability Services...........................................................................
Educational Opportunities.................................................................
Employee Services..........................................................................
Employer Services...........................................................................
Events ..........................................................................................
Financial Advisers............................................................................
First Responders.............................................................................
Government Organizations...............................................................
Message Boards and Social Media......................................................
Military Family................................................................................
Psychotherapy and Psychiatry...........................................................
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner..........................................................
Psychiatric Occupational Therapists....................................................
Science Resources...........................................................................
SMI Designation Resources...............................................................
Sports...........................................................................................
Travel Agents.................................................................................
Appendix........................................................................................
  1. 14(c) Certificate Companies........................................................
  2. Certified Autism Centers............................................................
  3. Resources for Professionals........................................................
The following referrals are in not affiliated with the Autism Haven unless specified.
Advocates
Note. The Arc is rated one of the best mental health/autism charities by  Consumer Reports in 2018. Click here to read entire article.
Arizona Center for Disability Law
Autism Citizen
Autism FYI
This organization is credentialed by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (https://ibcces.org). Highly recommended
Some autism programs are credentialed by this board. IBCCES is legitimate, and can be used to find autism programs credentialed by this board. Currently anything credentialed by the IBCCES is highly recommended
Autism Network International
Autistic Self-Advocacy Network
Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network
Disabled People International
     DPI-North America & Caribbean
National Center on Disability and Journalism
National Council on Severe Autism
     NCSA Facebook Page

Consumer
Arizona Autism Watch

Note: Not affiliated with the national web sites Autism Watch and
Quack Watch

Note. The Creator of the national site Quackwatch has also created a national website of recommended and nonrecommended autism therapies, books, and other media. Highly recommended.
Civil and Human Rights Docs

Continuing Education Credits

Mental Health Counselor
Maya Asher, LPC

     1601 N. Tucson Blvd Suite 39, Tucson, AZ 85716 Phone: (520) 394-6266
Disability Services
Easter Seals Blake Foundation
Inner Voice
Note. Inner Voice is an iOS app
Pathways of Arizona
Purposeful Architecture
United Cerebral Palsy of Southern Arizona
Note. UCP Souther Arizona helps people with all type of disabilities
Employee Services
Employer Services
Events

Autism Pride Day-June 16 (no link)
Autism/Sensory Friendly Job Fair (No link). 
Note. This is an annual event hosted by a network of groups and charities at Brookline College every year
International Day of Recognition for Spouses of Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder-June 18 (no link)

Financial
Mass Mutual Special Care Resources
nonPareil Institute
Military Family Services
Operation Autism
Nurse Practitioner

Psychiatrists
Psychologists
CODAC, Eddie Ornelas, Ph.D (520) 202-1796
CPES 
Intermountain CentersJohn S. Leipsic (520) 721-1887
Private Practices
David Michael Bynes
     1601 N. Tucson Blvd Suite 36, Tucson, AZ 85716 Phone: 520-
    9992671
Pamela Hayes, Ph.D
     6592 Oracle Rd. Tucson, AZ 85704 Phone: (520) 549-4145

Social Workers
Religious Resources
Clerics
Autism and Your Church (Book)
Make Your Church Autism Friendly (Article)
Laity
Autism Sunday (No link)
Friendship Ministries
Science
Autism Science Foundation
Neurodiversity Log
Person Centered Autism
Research Autism
     Research Autism's Evaluation of Autism Therapies
Society for Disability Studies
     SDS Quarterly Journal
Social Workers
Tim Musty, MSSW, LCSW, LLC 
     1450 N. Tucson Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85716  Phone: (520) 881-
    6875
SMI Designation Resources
Your Rights as a Patient of a Behavioral Health Facility
Your Rights as a Person with Serious Mental Illness brochure
Sports
Travel Agents 
(Certified Autism Travel Professionals)
Matt Welch, CTC
Jill Stone
Kate Christiansen
Chelsea Couchenour
Angelica Brewer Wonderland Acres (520) 460-2115
Appendix 
14(c) Certificate Companies 
     The following list is companies that have been given a waiver by the U.S. Department of Labor allowing them to pay subminimum wages to disabled employees. A federal bill has been introduced in the Senate to remove the 14(c) provision
Community Rehabilitation Programs
  1. Achieve Builds Confidence. 3079 W. Ina RD. Tucson, AZ 85741
  2. Aries, Inc. 4226 Avenida Cochise Suite 5A Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
  3. Beacon Group SW, Inc. 308 W. Glenn Tucson, AZ 85703
  4. Community Outreach Program for the Death. 268 WEST Adams ST Tucson, AZ 85705
  5. Community Provider of Enrichment Services. 4825 N. Sabino Canyon RD Tucson, AZ 85750
  6. Desert Survivors. 1020 W. Starr Pass BLVD. Tucson, AZ 85713
  7. Goodwill Industries of Southern Arizona. 1940 E. Silverlake RD, #405 Tucson, AZ 85713
  8. The Handlers of Tucson. 527 W. Simpson Tucson, AZ 85701
  9. Sage Employment and Community Services. 332 S. Convent AVE. Tucson, AZ 85701
Companies
There is also one for profit company in Tucson. The address of Meadows Catalina LLC.  is 175 E. Edison Street, Tucson, AZ 85749
Certified Autism Centers 
For article about Mesa, Arizona's autism certification click here