The Autism Society is the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization. We work to increase public awareness about the day-to-day issues about people across the spectrum, advocate for appropriate services for individuals of every age, and provide the latest information regarding treatment, education, research, and advocacy.
We are moms, aunts, and friends of some terrific young adults with developmental disabilities, like autism and Down syndrome, who are reaching an age where they leave the educational system and go out into the world. We are committed and we are motivated. We have created an organization in Tempe, AZ that prepares adults with developmental disabilities for integrated, competitive employment opportunities through the provision of individualized support, training, and resources
The Epilepsy Foundation, a national non-profit with more than 50 local organizations throughout the United States, has led the fight against seizures since 1968. The Foundation is an unwavering ally for individuals and families impacted by epilepsy and seizures. The Foundation works to prevent, control, and cure epilepsy through community services; public education; federal and local advocacy; and supporting research into new treatments and therapies. The Foundation works to ensure that people with seizures have the opportunity to live their lives to their fullest potential.
Feeding Matters is the first organization in the world
uniting families, healthcare professionals, and the broader community to improve the system of care for children with pediatric feeding disorder through advocacy, education, support, and research.
For more than 50 years, The Arc of Tempe has worked toward creating greater inclusion and a sense belonging in the Tempe community for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Our community-based programs focus on four key pillars: recreation, volunteerism, and self-advocacy. We believe that every person deserves a seat at the table, and we strive to create a world that is more inclusive, more aware, and more accepting.
The IDD community, particularly adults whose networks may only include parents, legal guardians, and support staff, has historically been one of the most disenfranchised and overlooked groups in our society.
Our mission at DSNetwork is to educate, support and advocate for those in our community touched by Down syndrome.
DSNetwork achieves this through an open, supportive and collaborative network that connects individuals and families with needed resources and information.
Scholarships available for qualifying clients.
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Raising Special Kids exists to improve the lives of children with the full range of disabilities, from birth to age 26, by providing support, training, information and individual assistance so families can become effective advocates for their children.
To protect and promote the best interests of all persons affected by Prader-Willi Syndrome. To act as a vehicle of communication on Prader-Willi Syndrome related matters and to publish such materials to all members of the organization. To promote the establishment and improvement of facilities and the management of such facilities for the treatment, study, education, shelter, recreation, recuperation and other general benefit to persons affected by Prader- Willi syndrome and to act as a focus for scientific, educational and charitable activities related to the syndrome.