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National Disability Employment Awareness Month Event Recap: Windmill Training

As part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Employment First Initiative and Vocational Rehabilitation hosted four webinars about how to better include people with disabilities in the workplace, called Windmill Trainings.

From Uganda to Sonora: Harunah Damba’s Global Journey as a Disability Advocate

In early October, the University of Arizona Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities welcomed Harunah Damba from Uganda as part of the U.S. State Department’s Professional Fellowship on Inclusive Civic Engagement. Harunah is the chairperson of United Persons with Disabilities, an aid and advocacy organization for people with disabilities in Uganda.

Sonoran Center Named in National Cooperative Agreement

The University of Arizona Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities is one of several organizations named in a cooperative agreement by the Administration for Community Living—totaling an estimated $3.25 million over five years—with the goal to create a national technical assistance and resource center that will improve support for people with co-occurring intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and mental health needs, so they can live and participate in their communities.

The Disability Experience in the Borderlands and The Power of Telling Your Own Story

by Drew Milne

Stories are powerful. When we know someone’s story, we get a remarkably detailed portrait of them and their world.

Arizona DD Network and Arizona APSE Chapter Join Employment First to Celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Tucson, Arizona — September 28, 2022