Welcome to the Sonoran UCEDD


UCEDD Diversity Fellowship for UA Grauate Student

The Sonoran UCEDD's Diversity Fellowship is an interdisciplinary training opportunity for students to gain research experience and leadership skills in the disability field. The Diversity Fellowship is intended to involve historically underrepresented people in disability research, practice, and policy. We are currently recruiting for a graduate fellow who will receive a 12-month, quarter time research assistantship with tuition remission to work on a statewide needs assessment regarding the healthy transition to adulthood for foster youth with disabilities and special health care needs. Graduate students with knowledge and/or experience working with Native communities and Tribal child welfare agencies are encouraged to apply.

We would like the fellow to begin by June 2019.
For more information, please see the 2019-2020 Diversity Fellowship Flyer.

To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume/CV to:
Jacy Farkas, Principal Investigator
UCEDD Training Director

Motor Speech Study for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Many children with cerebral palsy have trouble being understood when they talk. For some children with cerebral palsy, these troubles could be due to difficulty coordinating talking and breathing. The UA Motor Speech Lab research team would like to find out how these difficulties impact speech, so we can help to evaluate better therapies to target breathing during speech.  This NIH-funded study examines how children with cerebral palsy (CP) breathe while they talk. The team is seeking children with CP ages 10-16 years old to participate in the study.

Intense Physiotherapies to Improve Function in Young Children with Cerebral Palsy

Now recrutoddler girl receiving therapyiting children with spastic cerebral palsy to participate in a study.  Tucson Medical Center and the University of Arizona College of Public Health are extending an invitation to parents of  children between the ages of 12 and 36 month of age who have a diagnosis of spastic cerebral palsy to participate.

Learn more about the study and how to participate