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Home is Where the Care Is

How the Sonoran Center Medical Home Project is Helping People with I/DD Feel at Home in Healthcare

By Drew Milne

Home is more than a place where someone lives. Home can be somewhere — or even someone — that lets us feel relaxed, accepted, and at ease.

Sonoran Center Leads National Transition to Employment Trainings

Dr. Wendy Parent Johnson - A smiling white woman with medium length light brown hair. Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities Executive Director Wendy Parent-Johnson is a featured speaker in a national webcast series focused on Transition to Employment. 

Gabe Martinez Appointed to President Biden's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Gabe Martinez - A smiling man wearing glasses and a striped U of A shirt with short hair sitting at a desk.

Gabriel Martinez will serve a two-year term on the committee that provides advice and assistance to the president and the secretary of Health and Human Services on a broad range of topics that impact people with intellectual disabilities.

Native Youth Guide ‘Finds Their Way’ Community Collaborative

Native youth from across Arizona shared personal stories about overcoming challenges as a person with an intellectual or developmental disability during the first meeting of the Cross-Cultural Tribal Community Collaborative. The youth found peer-to-peer support through the Arizona Youth Leadership Forum, a program of Diverse Ability Incorporated. 

The Finds Their Way: Communities for Youth Transitions project is underway within the Native Center for Disabilities.

Community Survey

The UnTold Stories: Sexual Abuse and Violence Against Persons with Disabilities project is interested in hearing your concerns and suggestions about how to address sexual violence and trauma.

We want to hear from: