It is important for families of children with emotional, physical, and/or behavioral health care needs to understand how the legislature works when it comes to funding services and passing new legislation that effects services for children. Below you will find important links and contact information to help you learn about legislative issues and how they may impact your child and family.
Your voice - the voice of parents, youth, and children living with emotional, physical, and behavioral health needs is important. Learning how to advocate for your child is an important skill that will assist you and your child throughout his or her life.
For legislative information, please explore the links below. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Dawn Scheonstadt at 602.527.0111 and visit our Be a Leader page to learn how you can help further the family movement as a parent leader.
Follow current issues and pending legislation and locate contact information for individual Arizona state legislators.
The Children's Action Alliance is dedicated to keeping families aware of the latest news from the State Capitol. On their website you'll have find current issues, legislation under consideration, budget updates, upcoming election and news affecting children as well as other resources that can assist you.
AzDAC promotes public policy that enhances the choice, dignity, rights and responsibilities of individuals with disabilities and their families.
Arizona’s state planning council for people with developmental disabilities.