ASDB Regional Cooperatives

Arizona map displaying the Co-op Regional areas

The five ASDB Regional Cooperatives partner with local school districts in Arizona. The goal of the partnership is to provide appropriate educational programs and services for students who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired or deaf-blind. The joint efforts of the local school and the Cooperative help these students succeed in the general education environment.

REGIONS

Desert Valleys Regional Cooperative
Serving the Phoenix metro area and part of Gila County
2051 W Northern Ave, # 200, Phoenix AZ 85021
P: 602-771-5200
F: 602-544-1704

Eastern Highlands Regional Cooperative (EHR)
Serving northeastern Arizona
153 W Vista, Holbrook, AZ 86025
P: 928-524-1320
F: 928-524-1325

North Central Regional Cooperative (NCR)
Serving the northern region of Arizona including: Prescott, Verde Valley Region, Sedona, Kingman, Navajo/Hopi Reservation and Flagstaff
1000 E Butler Ave, #115, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
P: 928-774-0655
F: 928-773-9229

Southeast Regional Cooperative (SER)
Serving the Tucson area and southeastern Arizona
PO Box 85000, Tucson, AZ 85754
P: 520-770-3200
F: 520-770-3782

Southwest Regional Cooperative (SWR)
Serving southwestern Arizona
2450 S 4th Ave, Suite 600, Yuma, AZ 85364
P: 928-317-0429
F: 928-317-0447


Information

“Individuals wanting more information about services in local school districts for students who are deaf/hard of hearing, or who have a visual impairment need to contact their respective school district Office for Special Education services. Many Arizona school districts use the ASDB Regional Cooperatives to provide these special services, however there are also districts that employ their own special teachers and support staff.”


Placement

ASDB’s Regional Cooperatives are an integral part of the continuum of service provision options available to students who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired, or deaf-blind in Arizona. This continuum ranges from integration into general education classrooms in the student’s neighborhood school to placement at one of ASDB site-based programs. Services, accommodations, modifications and placement decisions for each student are made by the student’s IEP team considering the least restrictive environment that will meet the student’s unique needs. Attention is given to student placement that promotes appropriate linguistic and social development. Student needs are highly individualized and impacted by issues such as age of the student, hearing or vision levels, age of onset, and the presence or absence of additional disabilities.


Services

ASDB Regional Cooperatives provide an array of services and personnel for students who are being served in a variety of settings in their home school district, including full or partial inclusion in general education classrooms, resource rooms, and self-contained special education classes.

Services of the ASDB Regional Cooperatives:

Assistance with identification of student needs

Evaluation of educational implications

Specialized instruction and related services

Specialized equipment and materials

Implementation of accommodations and modifications in the general education program