Disabilities

Having resources specifically tailored for people with disabilities is of immense importance. These resources recognize the unique challenges and barriers faced by individuals with disabilities and aim to promote inclusivity, accessibility, and equal opportunities. They provide support, information, and services that address the specific needs of people with disabilities, whether they are physical, sensory, cognitive, or developmental. By offering assistive technologies, accessibility accommodations, advocacy, and education, these resources empower individuals to live fulfilling and independent lives. They also promote awareness, acceptance, and a more inclusive society that values the diverse contributions and perspectives of people with disabilities. Overall, these resources play a vital role in breaking down barriers, promoting social justice, and ensuring that people with disabilities can fully participate in all aspects of life.

Resources 

Direct Advocacy & Resource Center  - Direct is run by and for people with disabilities

Arizona Commision for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

ADES Divison of Developmental Disabillities 

Arizona Ceneter for Disabillity Law 

Arizona Department of Housing - Special Needs Assistance 

 
AZSILC - Centers for Independent Living (CILs) are cross disability, consumer-controlled, community-based, non-residential, nonprofit organizations, which provide both individualized services and systems advocacy.

Pilot Parents - providing encouragement and support to families who have children with special needs

AZLibrary-  Arizona Talking Book Library

EYEknowAZ - directory of services for individuals with vision loss or combined hearing and vision loss and for the community.

Arizona Council of the Blind 

Sun Sounds of Arizona - audio access to print information to people who cannot read or hold print material due to a disability.

Arizona Technology Access Program 

ARC Arizona -  advocates for the rights and full community participation of all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Together with our network of members and affiliated chapters, we improve systems of supports and services, connect families, inspire communication and influence public policy.

Understanding Disabilities in American Indian & Alaska Native Communities Toolkit Guide

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