Southcentral Region

Calendar of events

‌Our online event calendar has community activities, training opportunities, support groups and much more - all within the Southcentral Region.

 

 

Community organizations

Links to the organizations below will take you out of the Alaska Family Directory website and will open in a new browser window. 

 

Access Alaska 

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Access Alaska is a private, non-profit, consumer-controlled organization that provides independent living services to people who experience a disability. As an Independent Living Center, our mission is to encourage and promote the total integration of people who experience a disability to live independently in the community of their choice.  (Offices in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Soldotna, Wasilla.)

 

ADA Partners Project

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Charged with assisting businesses, state and local governments, and people with disabilities as they manage the process of changing our culture to be user friendly to disability and the effect the variety of health conditions can have on society.  (State of Alaska project)

 

Alaska 2-1-1

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Alaska 2-1-1 is the number you dial to find out about hundreds of important community resources, like emergency food and shelter, disability services, counseling, senior services, healthcare, child care, drug and alcohol programs, legal assistance, transportation needs, educational opportunities, and much more.  The call center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.  The website is available at anytime. 

 

Alaska Attachment & Bonding Associates

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AABA’s mission is to support healthy family attachments and bonds through education, training and advocacy.  (Office in Wasilla)

 

Alaska Autism Resource Center (AARC/SESA)

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The AARC serves the needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorders, their families, caregivers, and service providers throughout the state of Alaska. They provide information, referral, training, and consultation via on-site and distance delivery. The Alaska Autism Resource Center (AARC) is a project of the Special Education Service Agency (SESA) located in Anchorage, Alaska.

 

Alaska Brain Injury Network

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The Alaska Brain Injury Network, Inc. (ABIN) is a non-profit organization dedicated to Alaskans whose lives have been changed by brain injury.   ABIN is working to prevent traumatic brain injuries and promote wellness for Alaskans with all brain injuries.  Their mission is to educate, plan, coordinate, and advocate for a comprehensive service delivery system for the survivors of traumatic brain injury and their families.  (Office in Anchorage)

 

Alaska Center for Resource Families

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The Alaska Center For Resource Families (ACRF) provides training, referral services, individual support and information to those who are or are interested in becoming foster parents, adoptive parents, relative caretakers or guardians.  (Offices in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Wasilla)

 

Alaska Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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The Alaska Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired acts to make sure that vision loss is not the barrier to Alaskans meeting their vocational goals or living safely and independently in retirement.  (Offices in Anchorage, Mat-Su)

 

Alaska Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing and Deaf-Blind Council

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The council wants to improve the quality of life of individuals experiencing hearing and vision loss, by providing educational information. Also it is creating resources for providers, promoting advocacy and support, and reviewing new technologies to improve communication.

 

Alaska Deaf & Hard of Hearing On-line

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Alaska Deaf & Hard of Hearing On-line, Inc. is an organization that provides on-line resources for Alaska's hearing impaired. This will be to better serve the communities state wide, and provide support to local agencies in publishing their services.

 

Alaska Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

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Help Alaskans with disabilities get and keep good jobs.

  

Alaska Mental Health Association

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The Mental Health Association in Alaska (MHAA) is a Division of the National Mental Health Association and is dedicated to the promotion of good mental health, the prevention of mental illness and ongoing improvement in the care and treatment of the mentally ill through advocacy, education, referral, research, legislative input and the monitoring of existing programs.  (Office in Anchorage)

 

Alaska Mental Health Consumer Web

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Mental Health Consumer Web (The Web) is the only behavioral health consumer-driven drop-in and engagement center in Anchorage. The organization’s activities are completely free and are funded by the Division of Behavioral Health and the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority.  

 

Alaska Newborn Metabolic Screening Program

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Alaska Newborn Metabolic Screening Program screens Alaska newborns for diseases that are not apparent at birth. Very early treatment can prevent or reduce physical effects and brain damage.  (State of Alaska-Juneau)

 

Alaska State School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

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The Alaska State School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing provides an educational option for PreK-12 for deaf and hard of hearing students that fosters and supports the development of both American Sign Language and English.  (Office in Anchorage)

 

Alaska Youth and Family Network

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A peer-run, peer delivered service, to create a more effective and inclusive behavioral health treatment system for Alaska's children, youth & families.  (Offices in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Kenai, Mat-Su, Sitka)

 

The Arc of Anchorage

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From birth to old age, The Arc of Anchorage has a full array of disability services for Alaskans with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Alaskans we serve and their families are free to choose disability services that best meet their needs.

 

Assistive Technology of Alaska (ATLA)

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Assistive Technology of Alaska (ATLA) connects Alaskans with disabilities to the tools they need to learn, work, play, and participate in community life safely and independently. 

 

Catholic Social Services - Special Needs Services

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Special Needs Services was established in 1981 to provide care for individuals who experience developmental disabilities and offers a support system for their families. Trained providers care for consumers in the consumers' home or out in the community.  (Offices in Anchorage, Fairbanks)

 

Challenge Alaska

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Challenge Alaska strives to improve the lives of people with disabilities and the whole community through adaptive sports, therapeutic recreation and education.  (Offices in Anchorage, Girdwood)

 

Disability Law Center of Alaska

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This center is an independent non-profit law firm providing legal advocacy for people with disabilities anywhere in Alaska.  The services provided include legal representation, education and strategic advocacy.  (Office in Anchorage)

FASD Family Support Project

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Created for Alaskan families of children with prenatal alcohol exposure with the goal of providing information about community-based diagnostic teams, local agencies and programs that work with families, children and adults affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).  (Stone Soup Group-Anchorage)

 

FOCUS

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Family Outreach Center for Understanding Special Needs provides quality support to individuals and families by respecting their values and sharing their hopes.  (Office in Eagle River)

 

Governor's Council on Disabilities and Special Education

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The Council uses planning, capacity building, systems change, and advocacy to create change for people with disabilities.  (State of Alaska-Juneau)

 

Hope Community Resources

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Provides services and supports, that are requested and designed by individuals and families who experience disabilities, that result in choice, control, family preservation and community inclusion.  (Offices in Anchorage, Barrow, Dillingham, Fairbanks, Juneau, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Seward, Soldotna)

  

LINKS Mat-Su Parent Resource Center

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A nonprofit based in the Mat-Su Valley that provides support and assistance to families caring for children and youth with special needs. LINKS serves communities located within the Mat-Su Borough School District, including outreach to remote areas and villages, to provide support and training, parent-to-parent connections to mentors, information and referral, and access to library materials.  (Office in Wasilla)

 

Mat-Su Services for Children and Adults, Inc.

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Mat-Su Services for Children and Adults, Inc.'s mission is to enter into partnerships with individuals and families, offering, coordinating and delivering support services and building a community that promotes dignity, independence and cultural integrity.  (Office in Wasilla)

 

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill-Alaska

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NAMI Alaska is a nonprofit, support, education and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe brain disorders such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic and anxiety disorders, and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.  (Office in Anchorage)

 

National Federation of the Blind (Alaska Chapter)

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Providing public education about blindness with publications and to inform the public regarding referral services and scholarships.  For the person experiencing blindness, they provide aids, appliances and other adaptive equipment, as well as advocacy services and protection of civil rights. Additionally they help to develop and evaluate technology for the blind.  Also they provide support for blind persons and their families.

 

Office of Children's Services, Infant Learning Program 

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Strengthening & supporting families to support healthy development of infant and toddlers.  (Several Offices throughout Alaska)

 

Office of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

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Alaska's FASD project is a comprehensive, integrated effort encompassing prevention of all fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), intervention targeted to high-risk women, screening and diagnosis of children at risk of FASD/ARBD and improved service delivery to families/individuals affected by FASD.  (Office in Juneau)

 

Office of Public Advocacy

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The Office of Public Advocacy (OPA) provides legal advocacy and guardianship services to vulnerable Alaskans.  (Office in Anchorage)

 

Pediatric Specialty Clinics

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Specialty clinics improve access to care for children in need of consultation, screening, and follow-up. The State of Alaska’s Section of Women’s Children and Family Health (WCFH) brings medical specialists to regional centers to offer specialty care in or close to communities where children and their families reside.  

 

Programs for Infants and Children, Inc.

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Programs for Infants and Children, Inc. (PIC) provides early intervention services for children ages 0 - 3 with developmental delays or disabilities.  (Office in Anchorage)

 

SERRC – Alaska's Educational Resource Center

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SERRC provides customized direct student services, school and district support services, and community services (including adult education) to students of all ages, educators, schools and school districts throughout Alaska.  (Offices in Anchorage, Juneau)

 

Special Education Service Agency

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SESA provides consultation and training to support the unique educational needs of individuals and the Alaskan communities that serve them. (Office in Anchorage)

 

Special Olympics Alaska

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Special Olympics Alaska provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people eight years of age and older 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.  (Office in Anchorage)

 

Stone Soup Group

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Stone Soup Group is a statewide non-profit agency based in Anchorage, Alaska that provides assistance and support to families of children with special health, disability, mental health, and/or special education needs.  (Office in Anchorage) 

 

UAA Center for Human Development

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The mission of the University of Alaska Anchorage Center for Human Development (CHD) is to improve the quality of lives for people who experience disabilities and their families, across the life span, through interdisciplinary training, technical assistance, exemplary service development, applied research and dissemination of information.  (Office in Anchorage)

 

Women's, Children's and Family Health

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The mission of Women’s, Children’s and Family Health is to promote optimum health outcomes for all Alaskan women, children, teens and their families. The program focuses on preventive, rehabilitative and educational services for all family members.  (Office in Juneau)

 

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