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Announcements

We Want to Hear from You!

Group of five young people of different races smiling together. And text that says Fostering Positive Outcomes.

Do you directly support youth currently in or who have aged out of foster care?

Are you part of an organization or agency that provides services to young people who have experienced foster care or who have disabilities?

If so, we want to hear from you!

We invite you to complete an anonymous survey through the link below.

The purpose of this survey is to better understand the experiences, needs, and availability of services and supports for Arizona youth with disabilities in transitioning to adulthood and out of foster care. We welcome anyone who supports this population to complete this survey, including (but not limited to) parents, caregivers, case workers, providers, guardians, state agency and justice system employees, and educators.

Fostering Positive Outcomes is a state-wide project assessing the needs and supports for youth with disabilities and special health care needs who experience foster care in Arizona. 

Your input will provide us with valuable information to guide future efforts that will help youth who experience foster care prepare for adulthood.

For more information and to take the survey, go to: https://is.gd/FPO_PS

Para más información y para tomar la encuesta en español, ir a: https://redcap.link/ESP_FPO_PS

Invitación a completar encuesta

2nd Annual Sonoran UCEDD Trainee Symposium

Fourteen UArizona Sonoran UCEDD student trainees from nine disciplines virtually presented the projects they engaged in during the past year during the 2nd Annual Trainee Symposium.  

The presentations were categorized into four research and outreach topics: Inclusion, Health and Wellness, Clinical Practice and Transition to Adulthood. 

"It was great to see the diversity of research and outreach efforts our students participate in with the support of our faculty, staff and community partners," said Jacy Farkas, training director at the Sonoran UCEDD. 

You can also read more about the 2019-2020 cohort of trainees.

How to Zoom Instructions in Clear Language

As more people use Zoom to conduct virtual meetings and social gatherings, the Nisonger Center at Ohio State University and the Ohio Self Determination Association created clear language instructions and best practices for people with disabilities to use Zoom. 

Follow these step-by-step instructions for how to use Zoom: 

1. Join a Zoom Meeting from an Email Message 
2. Set Up Sound and Video in a Zoom Meeting 
3. Zoom Meeting Controls (Buttons)
4. Video Meeting Social Rules