Native American Communities and Disability: The current landscape and how to engage and support individuals and communities

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Concurrent Session Presentation
2013 Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Annual Conference
Washington, DC
November 19, 2013

Leslie Cohen, Director and Mildred Manuel, CAC Member & Tohono O'odham Nation Division of Special Needs Senior Program Manager
Vyonda Martin, Oklahoma Center for Learning and Leadership

How do we as Centers in the network engage effectively with the American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) communities in our state, each with its own sovereignty, customs and beliefs. This session will provide an overview of AI/AN communities and disability (building on the AI/AN Needs Assessment Project), describe engagement efforts in Arizona and Oklahoma, and provide the perspective of an AI/AN community.