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Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
800 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 771-5247 (Local)
(602) 771-4869 (Fax)

Brief Description

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
Suite 103
Phoenix, AZ 85021

Eastern Highlands Regional Cooperative (EHR)
153 W. Vista
Holbrook, AZ 86025

North Central Regional Cooperative (NCR)
1000 East Butler Avenue
Suite 115
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

PO Box 88510
1200 W Speedway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85754


Pia Benson, Southeast Regional Cooperative (SER), Director, (520) 770-3200,
Kelly Creasy, Principal, Arizona Schol for the Blind,
Jane MacDonald, North Central Regional Cooperative (NCR), Director, (928) 774-0655,
Ruth Parsons, Eastern Highland Regional Cooperative, Director, (928) 524-1342,
Annette Reichman, Superintendent,
Kristen Rex, Agency Administration, Executive Director of Student Learning, (520) 770-3248,
Justan Rice, Desert Valleys Regional Cooperative (DVR), Director, (602) 771-5200,
Barbara Schrag, Early Childhood & Family Education, Director, (520) 770-3262,
Wemme Walls, Southwest Regional Cooperative (SWR), Director, (928) 317-0429,

Services Offered

Services for Children

  • Assessment
    • 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.
  • Counseling
    • 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
    • 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.

Ongoing Events/Programs

Early Childhood and Family Education (ECFE)
Phoenix Day School for the Deaf (PDSD)
North Central Regional Cooperative (NCR)
Desert Valleys Regional Cooperative (DVR)
Eastern Highlands Regional Cooperative (EHR)
Arizona School for the Blind (ASB)
Arizona School for the Deaf (ASD)
Preschool Programs for Visually Impaired and Deaf/Hard of Hearing Children
Southeast Regional (SER) Cooperative
Southwest Regional (SWR) Cooperative


Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals

Alaska Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired


American Foundation for the Blind

Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired

Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired-Charleston

Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired-Goodwill Industries of Greater Rochester, Inc.

AVRE (Association for Vision Rehabilitation and Employment, Inc.)

BALANCE for Blind Adults

Beyond Vision

Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc

Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh

Blind Childrens Center

Blinded Veterans Association

Blindness Support Services, Inc.

Bosma Enterprises

Braille Institute of America, Inc.

Cabell-Wayne Association of the Blind

Carroll Center for the Blind

Center for the Visually Impaired

Center for the Visually Impaired

Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Children's Center for the Visually Impaired

Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Community Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Community Services for Vision Rehabilitation

Council of Schools and Services for the Blind

Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments

Earle Baum Center of the Blind

Ensight Skills Center for Visual Rehabilitation


Florida Agencies Serving the Blind

Florida Center for the Blind

Florida Lions Conklin Center for the Blind

Future In Sight

Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind

Guide Dogs for the Blind

Guide Dogs for the Blind

Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Healthy Eyes Alliance

IFB Solutions (formerly Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind)


Independence for the Blind of West Florida

Industries for the Blind

Industries of the Blind

Leader Dogs for the Blind

Lighthouse Center for Vision Loss

Lighthouse Central Florida

Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Lighthouse for the Blind-St. Louis

Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind, Inc.

Lighthouse Guild

Lighthouse Louisiana

Lighthouse of Broward County

Lighthouse of Collier

Lighthouse of Manasota

Lighthouse of Pinellas

Lighthouse of Southwest Florida, Inc.

Lighthouse of the Big Bend

Louisiana Association for the Blind

Lowell Association for the Blind

MAB Community Services/Massachusetts Association for the Blind

Metrolina Association for the Blind

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Inc.

National Braille Press

National Industries for the Blind

National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation

Nevada Blind Children's Foundation

New Vision for Independence

New York Institute for Special Education

NewView Oklahoma

North Central Sight Services, Inc.

Northeast Sight Services/Greater Wilkes-Barre Association for the Blind

Northwest Association for Blind Athletes

NuVisions Center

Outlook Nebraska

Overbrook School for the Blind

Pennsylvania Association for the Blind

Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington

San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind

San Diego Center for the Blind and Vision Impaired

Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision, previously Savannah Association for the Blind

Sight Center of Northwest Ohio: Toledo Society for the Blind

Sight Connection

Society for the Blind

St. Louis Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind

The Hatlen Center, A Program of Junior Blind

The Iris Network

The Maryland School for the Blind

The Seeing Eye

United States Association for Blind Athletes

Valley Center for the Blind

Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Vision Forward Association

Vision Loss Alliance

Vision Loss Resources


VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Visually Impaired Persons Support (VIPS)

West Texas Lighthouse for the Blind

World Services for the Blind

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