Arizona Unit Locator 2017-10-20T21:43:11+00:00

Arizona Autism Friendly Scouting Unit Locator

Listed on this page are Scouting Units that have committed to practicing inclusion and accepting scouts in their units of all abilities. If a unit specifically designates itself as a Special Needs Unit, it will be indicated as such.

Arizona Autism Friendly Scouting Units listed have committed to doing their best to providing a welcoming and accepting atmosphere and will establish best practices to make their units more sensory-friendly.  These units have made contact with us and have agreed to the five points listed under “How to Get my Unit, District, Council or Program Listed” section below.

 Indicates that the unit has a Unit Special Needs Coordinator, Autism Support Specialist or similar position.

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BSA Catalina Council 

5049 East Broadway Blvd. Suite 200
Tuscon, AZ 85711

Justin Rice – Development Director (520)750-0385

Richie Benner – District Executive (520)750-0385

Justin Rice – Justin@catalinacouncil.org

Richie Benner – richard@catalinacouncil.org

Website –  http://www.catalinacouncil.org

 https://www.facebook.com/CatalinaCouncilBSA

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The Catalina Council serves boys from ages 6 – 21 and girls from 14 – 21 in the Tuscon, AZ area.

The Council serves about 6,000 youth and has newly formed special needs committee The Council is looking for ways to better serve youth with disabilities.

They will use the Autism and Scouting Leadership Kit to better train their leaders.

 

How to Get my Unit, District, Council or Program Listed

 
    Please submit the following information:

    • Name of the Unit
    • Mailing address
    • Contact Name(s), position, email address and/or phone number
    • Any Social Media Links or Website links for your program
    • Any special information you’d like to share (optional)
    In order to be listed, we also need to have an e-mail or letter by one of the unit leaders committing to the following for your unit:

    • To practice inclusion and accept scouts into your unit of all abilities.
    • To provide a sensory break area or have a plan in place to provide breaks for scouts that may need one.
    • To show acceptance and work with each scout’s family to make sure they are also part of each scout’s journey. This also helps the unit leadership understand any strengths, learning styles, challenges or triggers that each youth may have.
    • To provide youth and adult training on disability awareness at least once every twelve months.
    • To be willing to learn about autism, ASD and any other co-condition the scout is living with.

    The Autism and Scouting Program is happy to provide you with leadership and volunteer training resources upon request. We highly recommend having each scout in your unit have a sensory questionnaire or profile on file.

    Submit to scouting@autismempowerment.org

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