Alaska Cerebral Palsy Resources

STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P.J. Ford-Slack, Director
Office of Special Education/AK Department of Education
801 West 10th St, Suite 200
Juneau, AK 99801-1894
(907) 465-8702

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES:
AGES 3 THROUGH 5
Wendy Tada, Program Manager
Office of Special Services and Supplemental Programs
Department of Education
801 West 10th Street, Suite 200
Juneau, AK 99801-1894
(907) 465-2972
E-mail: Wendy_Tada@educ.state.ak.us

PROGRAMS FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS WITH DISABILITIES:
AGES BIRTH THROUGH 2
Karen A. Martenek, Unit Manager
State of Alaska Department of Health & Social Services
Special Needs Services Unit
1231 Gambell Street
Anchorage, AK 99501-4627
(907) 269-3460

Pat Orlandi, Special Needs Resource Coordinator
Health Care Program for Children with Special Needs
State of Alaska
Section of Maternal, Child, and Family Health
1231 Gambell Street
Anchorage, AK 99501-4627
(907) 269-3460

STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AGENCY
Duane French, Director
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
801 West 10th Street, M.S. 0581
Juneau, AK 99801
(907) 269-3573; (907) 269-3570 (TTY)
E-mail: Duane_French@educ.state.ak.us

OFFICE OF STATE COORDINATOR OF VOCATIONAL
EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
Sue Ethelbah, Program Manager
Office of Adult & Vocational Education
800 West 10th Street, Suite 200
Juneau, AK 99801-1894
(907) 465-8729

STATE MENTAL HEALTH AGENCY
Karl Brimner, Director
Division of Mental Health/DD
Department of Health and Social Services
P.O. Box 110620
Juneau, AK 99811-0620
(907) 465-3370; (907) 465-2225 (TTY)
E-mail: Karl_Brimner@health.state.ak.us
Web: www.hss.state.ak.us

STATE MENTAL HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH
Gina MacDonald, Special Projects Coordinator
Division of Mental Health/DD
Department of Health & Social Services
P.O. Box 110620
Juneau, AK 99811-0620
(907) 465-3370; (907) 465-2225 (TTY)
E-mail: Gina_Macdonald@health.state.ak.us
Web: www.hss.state.ak.us

STATE MENTAL RETARDATION PROGRAM
Connie Anderson, Program Administrator
Developmental Disabilities Section
Division of Mental Health/DD
Department of Health & Social Services
P.O. Box 110620
Juneau, AK 99811-0620
(907) 465-3370; (907) 465-2225 (TTY)
E-mail: constance_anderson@health.state.ak.us
Web: www.hss.state.ak.us

STATE DEVELOPMENTAL
DISABILITIES PLANNING COUNCIL
David Maltman, Director
Governor?s Council on Disabilities & Special Education
PO Box 240249
Anchorage, AK 99524-0249
(907) 269-8990
E-mail: dmaltman@health.state.ak.us
Web: www.hss.state.ak.us/

PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY AGENCY
Rick Tessandore, Director
Disability Law Center of Alaska
615 East 82nd, Suite 101
Anchorage, AK 99518
(907) 344-1002
E-mail: disablaw@anc.ak.net

CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Pam Stratton, Director ASIST
2900 Boniface Parkway, #100
Anchorage, AK 99504-3195
(907) 333-2211

PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS
Karen Martenek, Unit Manager
Special Needs Services Unit
1231 Gambell Street
Anchorage, AK 99501-4627
(907) 269-3460

REGIONAL ADA TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AGENCY
Toby Olson, Executive Director
Northwest DBTAC
Washington State Governor?s Committee
on Disability Issues & Employment
P.O. Box 9046, MS 6000
Olympia, WA 98507-9046
(360) 438-4116 (V/TTY)

DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS
Attention Deficit Disorder
To identify an ADD group in your state or locality, contact either:
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CH.A.D.D)
8181 Professional Place, Suite 201
Landover, MD 20785
(301) 306-7070
(800) 233-4050 (Voice mail to request information packet)
E-mail: national@chadd.org
Web: www.chadd.org

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
P.O. Box 1303
Northbrook, IL 60065-1303
E-mail: mail@add.org
Web: www.add.org

Autism
To identify an autism group in your state, contact:
Autism Society of America
7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 300
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 657-0881; (800) 3-AUTISM
Web: www.autism-society.org

Brain Injury
Debra M. Russell, President
NBIA/Alaska Association
8121 E. 18th Ave.
Anchorage, AK 99504
(907) 337-1441 (Voice/Fax)

Developmental Disabilities
Gwen Lee, Executive Director
The Arc of Anchorage
2211 Arca Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 277-6677 phone
(907) 272-2161 fax
E-mail: glee@arc-anchorage.org
Web: www.arc-anchorage.org

Mental Health
Jan McGillivary, CEO
Alaska Mental Health Association
4050 Lake Otis Parkway, Suite 202
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 563-0880
E-Mail: mhaa@alaska.net
Web: www.alaska.net/~mhaa

NAMI Alaska
110 West 15th Ave., Suite B
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 277-1300; (800) 498-4462 (In AK)
E-mail:akami@corecom.net

Physical and Cognitive Disabilities
V. Gutierrez-Osborne, Executive Director
Easter Seal Society of Alaska
126 W. 15th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 277-7325

Visual Impairments
Gil Johnson, Director
American Foundation for the Blind
111 Pine Street, Suite 725
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 392-4845
E-mail: sanfran@afb.net

UNIVERSITY AFFILIATED PROGRAM
Karen M. Ward, Director
University of Alaska Anchorage
Center for Human Development
2330 Nichols Street
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 272-8270

TECHNOLOGY-RELATED ASSISTANCE
Mike Shiffer, Program Coordinator
Rose Foster, Information and Referral
Assistive Technologies of Alaska
1016 W. Sixth Avenue, #105
Anchorage, AK 99507-1068
(907) 563-0146 (V/TTY)
(800) 770-0138 (V/TTY)
E-mail: atadur@corecom.net
Web: www.corecom.net/ATA

PARENT TRAINING AND INFORMATION PROJECT
Faye Nieto, Executive Director
P.A.R.E.N.T.S., Inc.
4743 E. Northern Lights Boulevard
Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 337-7678 (V/TTY)
(800) 478-7678 (in AK only)
E-mail: parents@alaska.net
Web: www.alaska.net/~parents

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA)
Paula Pawlowski, President
Alaska Congress of Parents and Teachers
P.O. Box 201496
Anchorage, AK 99520-1496
(907) 279-9345 (Call before faxing)
E-mail: ak_office@pta.org
Web: www.alaska.net/~akpta/index.html

OTHER DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS
David C. Wagner, Executive Director
VSA (Very Special Arts) Alaska
430 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 220
Anchorage, AK 99501-3550
(907) 277-3848
E-mail: vsaa@AOL.com

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