Community Events

Here is a list of upcoming community events. If you would like ACDHH to promote your event, please click the green 'Submit an Event' button and complete the information. Your submission will be reviewed and posted to our events calendar.

6-4

Living Well with Hearing Loss

09:30 AM - 11:30 AM

The Living Well with Hearing Loss model is a comprehensive approach to maximizing
communication and improving the lives of individuals with hearing loss.  We offer a variety of programs to meet the needs of individuals living in southwest Arizona, including on-campus groups, community groups, and community talks/lectures. These programs provide an excellent opportunity to gain information and to interact with others who are experiencing similar issues.

Click here to view a flyer for a list of classes and dates.

Contact:


520-626-6232   Voice
hearing@email.arizona.edu

Location:

University of Arizona, Speech,Language & Hearing Sciences Building
1131 E. 2nd Street
P.O. Box 210071
Tucson, AZ 85721

6-16

Adult Loss of Hearing Association (ALOHA) Meeting

01:00 PM

Sarah Weimer, Staff Attorney with Arizona Center for Disability Law, will talk about ADA-related topics (Americans with Disabilities Act), or legal issues such as not receiving accommodations needed, or being discriminated against.

Contact:

Loretta Butler, Office Director
520-795-9887   Voice
info@alohaaz.org

Location:

Adult Loss of Hearing Association (ALOHA)
4001 E. Fort Lowell
Tucson, AZ 85712

6-21

Arizona Youth Leadership Forum - AZYLF

ARIZONA YOUTH LEADERSHIP FORUM FOR STUDENTS WHO HAVE DISABILITIES (AZYLF)
A Unique Program for Future Community Leaders

WHAT IS ARIZONA YOUTH LEADERSHIP FORUM?

Arizona Youth Leadership Forum (AZYLF) is an innovative 6-day training program for students and transitioning youth who have disabilities. AZYLF features career exploration and leadership development learning opportunities to assist each individual to maximize their potential. The training is presented in a fun, educational, and motivating format.

WHO PARTICIPATES IN AZYLF?

Youth who have disabilities and who demonstrate leadership potential, academic success, involvement in extra-curricular activities (such as sports, the arts, or service), community involvement and the ability to interact effectively with other students and staff.

AZYLF is intended to serve High School Students who will be a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior during the 2015-16 school year. However, youth who have recently graduated, or who are in transition are encouraged to apply, and will receive selection consideration.  

WHAT SPECIFICALLY HAPPENS AT AZYLF?

AZYLF brings together youth who have disabilities from across Arizona. The program includes structured small and large group activities, field trips, a dance, a formal banquet, and a tour of the State Capitol. 

AZYLF provides educational programs on topics such as: positive self-concept, options after high school, the history of disability as a culture, and leadership responsibilities. Presenters who engage with the youth include disability community leaders, advocates, legislators, and numerous other professional role models who have disabilities.

Youth are assisted in developing a Personal Leadership Plan, which includes specific action items as they return to their communities.

Youth become a voice for their peers as they serve to inform the Arizona State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL).  

Youth are assigned a mentor for on-going support for one year after completing AZYLF.

WHY HAVE AZYLF?

Youth who have disabilities have both more opportunities and more challenges than at any other time in our history.  The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has created unprecedented opportunities for youth to fully develop as positive, contributing members of our society.  However, many need encouragement to develop as leaders in their communities.  AZYLF enables youth to learn from each other and from successful adults who have disabilities, who are recognized leaders and role models.  AZYLF benefits the participants, known as Delegates, but all young people who have disabilities, our communities in general, and the adults who assist in producing the event.   

HOW MUCH DOES THE FORUM COST?

Youth Delegates are not charged to participate. Costs are approximately $1200 per student, not including thousands of dollars for services and goods provided in-kind by volunteers and supporters. 

Application Deadline March 31, 2015

For more information, please contact: Melissa Ann Santora
(602) 262-2900                           melissa@azsilc.org

Contact:

Melissa Santora
602-262-2900   Voice
melissa@azsilc.org

Location:

Arizona State University
Downtown Campus
Phoenix, AZ 85004

7-16

IARC Meeting

2:00pm

Contact:

Emmett Hassen
602-264-0188   VP
e.hassen@acdhh.az.gov

Location:

Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing
100 N. 15th Ave
Suite 104
Phoenix, AZ 85007

9-10

IARC Meeting

2:00pm

Contact:

Emmett Hassen
480-264-0188   VP
e.hassen@acdhh.az.gov

Location:

Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing
100 N. 15th Ave
Suite 104
Phoenix, AZ 85007

9-10

Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing Board Meeting

4:30pm

Contact:

Melinda Villela
602-542-3383   Voice
m.villela@acdhh.az.gov

Location:

To be announced
Tucson, AZ

9-16

The Association of Late-Deafened Adults (ALDA) 27th Annual International Convention (ALDAcon)

08:00 am - 04:00 pm
ALDA’s mission is to support the empowerment of deafened people.  Their conference is open to anyone wanting to learn more about the issues surrounding hearing loss.  People with hearing loss including those who are hard of hearing, culturally Deaf, late-deafened, and oral Deaf, will all be welcome at this conference.  In addition, local, regional, and national service providers and companies who want to reach out to the community of persons with hearing loss may be interested in attending and/or exhibiting/sponsorship at the conference.

Lost: My Hearing – Found: A Family

The Association of Late Deafened Adults (ALDA), will hold their 27th annual national conference (ALDAcon) in Scottsdale, Arizona, from September 16 to September 20, 2015. Registration (will open January 2015)

 

Contact:

Dave Litman
(815) 332-1515   Voice
aldaprez2014@gmail.com

Location:

Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas
6333 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250

9-16

ALDAcon

ALDAcon is held annually by and for a diverse group of people who have various degrees of hearing loss. All events will be fully accessible through sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, and real-time captioning. Captions will be projected onto large, easy-to-read screens. The convention will offer a variety of exhibitors, provide quality workshops, and feature luncheon speakers.

Click here for the Flyer.

Contact:

Cynthia Amerman
(815) 332-1515   Voice
cynthiaamerman@gmail.com

Location:

Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas
6333 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250

11-5

TERPexpo

1:30 pm - 12:30 pm

It is our goal to provide QUALITY workshops, exhibits, and enjoyable evening experiences at a truly AFFORDABLE cost. We are offering approximately 3.1 CEUs at each of our TERPexpo locations. Keep in mind, there is FREE admission into our Exhibit Hall, so you are welcome just to browse at your leisure.

Contact:

Registration Team
407-329-3677   VP Voice
reg@terpexpo.com

Location:

Hyatt Regency Phoenix
122 N Second Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004

11-12

IARC Meeting

2:00pm

Contact:

Emmett Hassen
480-264-0188   VP
e.hassen@acdhh.az.gov

Location:

Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing
100 N. 15th Ave
Suite 104
Phoenix, AZ 85007

11-12

Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing Board Meeting

4:30pm

Contact:

Melinda Villela
602-542-3383   Voice
m.villela@acdhh.az.gov

Location:

ACDHH Board Room
100 N. 15th Ave
Suite 104
Phoenix, AZ 85007