Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind - AFB Directory Profile
Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
1200 West Speedway Boulevard
PO Box 85000
Tucson, AZ 85754
(520) 770-3195 (Local)
The Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind provides a variety of programs to children and youth from birth through 21 years of age who are blind or visually impaired, or Deaf/Hard of Hearing, throughout Arizona.
Hours of operation: Office: Mon.-Fri. 8:00 AM-4:30 PM.
Geographic area served: Arizona
Desert Valleys Regional Cooperative (DVR)
8055 N. 24th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021
Eastern Highlands Regional Cooperative (EHR)
153 W. Vista
Holbrook, AZ 86025
North Central Regional Cooperative (NCR)
1000 East Butler Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Southeast Regional Cooperative (SER)
1200 W. Speedway
P. O. Box 85000
Tucson, AZ 85754
Southwest Regional Cooperative (SWR)
1047 S. 4th Avenue
Yuma, AZ 85364
Robert Hill, Superintendent, (520) 770-3601, firstname.lastname@example.org
Samuel Ace, Principal, Arizona School for the Blind, (520) 770-3863, email@example.com
Nancy Amann, Executive Director, (520) 770-3195, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pia Benson, Director, (520) 770-3200, email@example.com
Jan Goetze, Director, (602) 771-5200, firstname.lastname@example.org
Peg Hartman, Librarian, email@example.com
Bill Koehler, Executive Director, (520) 770-3195, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wemme Walls, Director, (928) 317-0429, email@example.com
Services for Adults
- Reading Services
- Provides radio reading of the Arizona Daily Star.
Services for Children
- Provides assessments for students and training for staff in assessment, communication, deafblindness, learning disabilities, low vision and multiple disabilities.
- Community Outreach Programs
- Does outreach to identify eligible students who might profit from services offered.
- Computer Training/Assistive Technology
- Offers training in the use of assistive technology.
- Provides individual and group counseling. Refers for and provides consultation to other agencies for other counseling/social work.
- Daily Living Skills/Independent Living Skills Training
- Provides training in visual development, auditory/sensory, and independent living skills. Assigns rehabilitation counselor to students from State Blind Services as a part of Individual Transition Plan beginning at age 14.
- Early Intervention/Infant Services
- Early Childhood Education Program provides outreach services to families of children from the ages of birth to 5 years.
- Education Services
- Offers the following programs: grades K-12, college preparatory, general academic, vocational skill development.
- Employment/Job Training
- Provides pre-vocational evaluation, career and skill counseling, occupational skill development. Refers and provides consultation to other agencies for other employment services.
- Information and Referral
- Provides information about education of deaf and blind in Arizona. Refers to appropriate services.
- Low Vision Services
- Offers low vision and initial ophthalmological examinations. Provides low vision evaluation and follow-up. Prescribes and supplies low vision devices
- Preschool Programs
- Preschool Programs for Visually Impaired Preschoolers (VIP) and Hearing Impaired Children (CHIC) provide early intervention services for Arizona’s children, ages birth-5 who have a diagnosed bilateral, permanent hearing loss and/or a medically diagnosed visual impairment.
- Recreation Services
- Offers clubs, outdoor education program, swimming, chorus, football, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, track and field, Special Olympics.
- Support for Parents
- Offers parent education and support groups. Performs psychological testing and evaluation.
- Travel/Orientation and Mobility
- Provides orientation and mobility training.
Services for Professionals
- Consultation/Technical Program Assistance
- Provides consultation to preschool programs serving visually impaired children and other agencies for employment services.
- Professional Training
- Provides internship/fieldwork placement in orientation and mobility, rehabilitation counseling, special education. Offers regular in-service training programs open to enrollment from other agencies.