* Special Needs

SESA – Special Education Service Agency                                Phone Number (907) 334 1300
3501 Denali Street, Suite 101                                                                    www.sesa.org
Anchorage, AK 99503

Office hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

SESA provides assistance to Alaskan School Districts and early intervention programs serving students with low incidence disabilities. SESA is publicly funded by the State of Alaska Department of Education and Early Development as well as by various federal and state grants, including the Mental Health Trust Authority.

Autism Impairment Services
Vision Impairment
Dual Sensory Impairment
Emotional Disturbance

AARC                                                                                                Phone Number (907) 334 1331
Alaska Autism Resource Center                                             Toll Free (866) 301 7372

The AARC serves the needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorders, their families, caregivers, and service providers.  The Alaska Autism Resource Center (AARC) is a project of the Special Education Service Agency (SESA) located in Anchorage, Alaska

Parent Support Groups
AARC Parent Sharing Teleconference, for more information call main office for more information.
Parent – Sharing Teleconference are the first Tuesday of each month at 12:00 Pm – 1:00 PM.
To join, dial 1-800-315-6338,
Enter the code 2272#

SESA Library                                                                       Phone Number 907 334 1300          

Borrow materials for 30 days in Anchorage, 60 days outside of Anchorage
Books: Instructional materials, information for teachers parent materials and more
Videos: DVD & VHS
Emotional Disturbance, Autism impairment, Hearing impairment, Vision impairment, Multiple disabilities.

Hope Community Resources Inc.                                        Phone Number (907) 561 5335
540 W. International Airport Rd.                                                      Toll Free 1(800) 478 0078
Anchorage, AK 99518                                                                        www.hopealaska.org

Hope Community Resources (Hope) is a non-profit organization that provides community supports throughout the State of Alaska to over 1,200 families and individuals who experience disabilities.

Alaska Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired          Phone Number (907) 248 7770
3903 Taft Drive,                                                                     www.alaskabvi.org
Anchorage, AK 99517

The Center’s services can help you or a loved one find new ways of doing the things you used to do by eyesight – using computers and reading, living independently, and getting out and around on your own.

Alaska Chapter of National Down syndrome Congress

They strive to provide education and disseminate information for members, new parents, and the community as a whole; to provide parent-to-parent support to new families of babies with Down syndrome; to gather socially and share experiences; and to be an advocacy group for political effectiveness.

Stone Soup Group                                                                Phone Number (907) 561 3701
307 E. Northern Lights BLVD, Suite 100                             Toll free (877) 786 7327
Anchorage, AK 99503                                                           www.stonesoupgroup.org

Stone Soup Group offers many family resources to parents of special needs children.  They offer parent training and information, autism family support center, FASD family support, positive behavioral support, family to family health information center.  They also offer a resource library; they have different books and DVD and have featured titles for each month.

STEP Center ASD                                                                Phone Number (907) 742 3872
ASD Education Center                                                           www.asdk12.org/step/
First Floor, east end
5530 E Northern Lights Blvd
Anchorage, AK 99504

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

The STEP Center, a division of the Special Education Department, is a disability information and resource center for students, teachers and parents. Using an extensive lending library and website, the STEP Center personnel provide a service-oriented approach to problem solving and identification of community and ASD resources. Additionally, the STEP Center develops, coordinates and provides training for ASD Special Education staff.