Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council β€” Back to School Resources

| August 27, 2019
Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council

Arizona Back to School Resources 🍏📚

Most Arizona students head back to the classroom this month. What does that mean for students with developmental disabilities? Scroll down for our roundup of resources related to navigating education in Arizona.

RSVP Now: ADDPC 10-year Anniversary Event – October 4

Come celebrate with us on October 4! Enjoy free lunch and birthday cake, plus in-depth discussions of how Arizonans with developmental disabilities impact the Arizona economy and how they’re faring in the workplace. You’ll also hear updates on Council projects and have an opportunity to guide our future work.
RSVP by clicking the invite below or calling (602) 542-8973.
Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council 10-Year Anniversary

Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council 10-Year Anniversary

Friday, October 4 from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Ability360, Phoenix, AZ



Back to School: AZ Special Education Resources

Kids in a classroom listening to a teacher
Check out these Arizona resources for navigating special education services for kids with disabilities, whether a district, charter, or private school:
  • Free special education coaching sessions with advocates and attorneys through the end of August from the Arizona Center for Disability Law. Call (602) 274-6287 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • ACDL has also provided a collection of Tips of the Day regarding navigating IEP meetings and other topics – click herefor the special education tips of the day
  • Live in Southern Arizona and have education questions? Here’s a list of upcoming workshops from Raising Special Kids in English and Spanish throughout Southern Arizona – click here for the list of workshops
  • Learn the ins and outs and common misconceptions of Empowerment Scholarship Accounts by watching our ADDPC recorded webinar, “Understanding Empowerment Scholarship Accounts” – click here to watch the ESA video
Northern Arizona University - Institute for Human Development
Northern Arizona University is conducting a Council-funded study to learn more about the experiences of people with disabilities when they voted. Researchers want to know what motivated voters and who helped them vote. They also want to know if they had any trouble voting or signing up to vote. They are doing interviews with service providers and focus groups with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families. 
Get a $25 Walmart gift card for being involved in an interview or focus group.
If you’re interested in being involved or know someone who might be interested, please contact Arden at 928-523-6260 or

ADDPC Projects In the News

Arizona Center for Disability Law
KJZZ 91.5 Radio
Arizona Capitol Times
A person grabs the wrist of an older man

If you personally have a story of abuse, exploitation or neglect to share, we want to hear from you. If you reported an incident, what happened next? You can call us at 
602-542-8977 or email

Your stories can ensure we are addressing current gaps and recognizing strengths in the system of reporting and prevention.

Tell Us Your Issues and Concerns About Guardianship. Are you a parent or a caregiver of a youth 14-17 with intellectual and developmental disabilities? We want to interview you. Your input will help us create trainings to teach people about supported decision-making as an alternative to guardianship. Contact George Garcia at 602-235-0354 or email at

Upcoming Events

ADDPC Full Council Meeting

ADDPC Full Council Meeting

Sept. 20, 2019
Phoenix, AZ
A house in Phoenix

Free Workshop: Housing Options

Sept. 21, 2019
Phoenix, AZ
A smiling woman signs with her hands

Presentation: Talking to Your Child About Sexuality

Oct. 12, 2019
Phoenix, AZ
Twitter Facebook Instagram YouTube
You can request an alternative format of this newsletter below: | (602) 542-8970


Category: Advocacy, Education, Health, Programs, Resources

Comments are closed.