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Welcome to Pilot Parents of Southern Arizona

We are committed to providing encouragement and support to families who have children with special needs.

Available services include:

  • PEER TO PEER SUPPORT – matches with experienced families who can provide emotional support and practical information in areas of similar concern.
  • SIBLING SUPPORT – Sibshops – follows the national model of group experiences for the brothers and sisters of children with disabilities.
  • INFORMATION ON DISABILITIES – through “The Navigator” newsletter we offer information on upcoming trainings, articles relating to disabilities, and updates on state and local issues.
  • ADVOCACY TRAINING (AZ Partners in Leadership) – a leadership training program for parents of children with disabilities and for adults with disabilities who want to further themselves as self-advocates.
  • EDUCATIONAL  SUPPORT – Provides parents with an understanding of their rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in the educational setting.
  • LEAP - a Leadership Education Advocacy Partnership program with the goal of providing financial support for self-advocates and guardians of children/adults with developmental disabilities to participate in conferences and trainings that will increase knowledge and self-advocacy skills.

All of our programs and services are offered free of charge without regard of the child’s disability, age, family income, qualifying conditions or other eligibility factors.

Accepting Applications

AZ Partners in Leadership, an enhancement of the Partners in Policymaking program, is currently accepting application for the 2015 program year. Learn More