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Government Programs for the Disabled

The city of Phoenix, Maricopa County, and the State of Arizona all provide special programs for those individuals that have special needs.

Arizona Division of Behavioral Health Services
Includes various health related bureaus and the Arizona State Hospital.

The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) is Arizona's Medicaid program and the State of Arizona's health care program for persons who do not qualify for Medicaid.

Arizona Division of Developmental Disabilities
Any Arizona resident who has a chronic disability which is attributable to mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy or autism that was manifested before the age of 18 may be eligible for services.

Arizona Office for Americans with Disabilities
This is the State organization whose mission is to guide the State of Arizona in implementing and complying with federal plus state disabilities laws.

Arizona Recreation Center for the Handicapped (A.R.C.H.)
Provides therapeutic programs, educational and developmental programs, socialization opportunities and basic living skills.

Arizona Technology Access Program
The Institute for Human Development at Northern Arizona University manages this program dedicated to increase access to assistive technology (AT) devices and services for individuals with disabilities and their families.

Arizona Relay Service
A free service that enables people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind, or speech disabled to stay connected to the world by telephone.

Children's Rehabilitative Services
The State of Arizona Department of Health provides health cares services for people under 21 years of age with a physical disability, chronic illness, or a condition that is potentially disabling.

Community and Information Referral
Your first call for help 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Assists all Arizonans who need resources to help people who have disabilities.

Telephone Pioneers of America Park
The nation's first barrier-free park, designed to meet the needs of physically-challenged individuals. Built by volunteers on City of Phoenix land.

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