Upcoming Events in Arizona

Arizona News
Winter 2017-2018

Spring I-AADAPT Workshops on Dementia Capable Care for Adults with IDD

The Sonoran UCEDD is offering 3 FREE workshops for family members, caregivers and providers on dementia capable care for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities across Arizona.

IAADAPT: Identify and address Alzheimer's and dementia in adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities through prevention and trainingTraining Topics Include:

  • Dementia and Down Syndrome
  • How to Identify and Track Symptoms
  • How to Communicate to Health Professionals
  • How to Adapt Day-to-Day Care and What to Prepare as Symptoms Progress

Tucson – Targeted to DDD and Community Service Provider Staff
Tuesday, March 13 | 9am – 4pm
WHERE: DDD Agave Room
6740 S. Tucson Blvd.
Tucson, AZ  85756

To Register: https://tinyurl.com/iaadapt-tucson 

Sierra Vista
Wednesday, March 14 | 8:30am – 5:00pm
WHERE: Sierra Vista Police Department Conference Room
911 Coronado Drive
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

To Register: https://tinyurl.com/iaadapt-sierravista 

Wednesday, March 28 | 8:30am – 5:00pm
WHERE: Yuma County Public Health Services District
Auditorium 2 (West Entrance)
2200 W. 28th Street
Yuma, AZ 58364

To Register: https://tinyurl.com/iaadapt-yuma

Phoenix – Targeted to DDD and Community Service Provider Staff
Wednesday, April 11 | 9am – 4pm
WHERE: DDD Dart Conference Room
2200 North Central Avenue, 5th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85004

To Register: https://tinyurl.com/iaadapt-phoenix

Wednesday, April 25 | 8:30am – 5:00pm
WHERE: DES/DDD, First Floor, Room 30-31
1701 N. Fourth St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

To Register: https://tinyurl.com/iaadapt-flagstaff

Please send questions to I-AADAPT@email.arizona.edu or call 520-603-3051.
For more information about Project I-AADAPT, visit

14th Annual American Indian Disability Summit


The summit is held to facilitate training, outreach and technical assistance for American Indians with disabilities residing in urban and rural areas. Attendees will gain awareness of support services, become empowered, and improve their lifestyle by learning strategies to eliminate barriers to service delivery. Every year there is a presentation of the Marcus Harrison, Jr. Leadership Award.

Conference logo - Desert Scene: Gathering Native Voices to strenghten support for family caregiversWHEN: Friday, March 23 | 8:30am – 4:00pm
WHERE: Desert Willow Conference Center
4340 E. Cotton Center Boulevard Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85040

COST: Free for participants, $65 for professionals earning CEUs 
For more information and to register:

9th Annual Ability360 Center Health and Wellness Fair
This 2-day health fair will offer multiple education, exhibition opportunities and health screenings to an estimated 1,000 attendees.  

WHEN: Friday, April 27 | 12:00pm-5:00pm & Saturday, April 28 | 10:00am-4:00pm 
WHERE: Ability360 Center
5025 E. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034

For questions, please contact David Carey at (602)443-0723 or

12th Annual Autism Walk & Resource Fair, Tucson
Come join the Autism Society of Southern Arizona in promoting Autism Awareness and Acceptance at the largest autism event in Southern Arizona!

12th annual autism walk and resource fair logo with puzzle piece ribbonWHEN: Saturday, April 28 | 9:00am
WHERE: Kino Sports Complex
2500 E Ajo Way, Tucson AZ 85713

COST: Pre registration $19.00 for individuals 15 years and older; $5 for children ages 14 and under
For more information and to register: