Border Initiative - Sharing Knowledge

Supporting health and wellness in our border communities, by working in partnership with people with disabilities, their families, and disability organizations along the Arizona/Sonora Border. 

Congratulations to the Sonoran UCEDD Disability & Border Communities Workgroup, 2011 AUCD Multicultural Council Award Recipient!

Sharing Knowledge

  • Border Conference on Disabilities logoThe Sonoran UCEDD has co-sponsored the first three Border Conferences on Disability. Bringing together over 400 teachers, service professionals, individuals with disabilities and their families in Nogales, Sonora and Southern Arizona to learn skills and strategies for supporting individuals with disabilities in the border region.
    2013 Border Conference on Disability in Rio Rico, Arizona
    2011 Border Conference on Disability in Nogales, Arizona with televideo conference in Douglas, Yuma, and Nogales, SonoraConferencia sobre la discapacidad en la frontera
      > 2011 Conference Program | Programa de Conferencia de 2011
    2008 Border Conference on Disability in Nogales, Sonora
      > 2008 Conference Program | Programa de Conferencia de 2008
      > ARSOBO (Arizona Sonora Border Projects for Inclusion) is a direct result of this conference
     
  • The Sonoran UCEDD developed skill building workshops for teachers in rural bilingual communities in Southern Arizona, bringing new knowledge and skills to these communities. (2009)
     
  • The Sonoran UCEDD will continue to offer trainings and workshops in rural bilingual communities in Southern Arizona on various topics of interests such as person-centered planning and practices.

Forging Long-term Relationships

  • Desarrollo Integral de la Familia (DIF) – Sonora’s premier government disability service agency has partnered with the Sonoran UCEDD in developing both educational events and not-for-profit social businesses.
    National Website:
    http://www.difson.gob.mx
  • St. Andrews Clinic – Sonoran UCEDD works with this free clinic serving children with disabilities along the border.
    Website: http://www.standrewsaz.org/