Events Calendar

4-24

6th Annual Disability Empowerment Center Health and Wellness Fair

12:00pm - 5:00pm

Event is FREE to the general public, including consumers, families, healthcare professionals in search of answers to the complex questions surrounding chronic illnesses and disabilities. This 2-day health fair will offer multiple education, exhibition opportunities and health screenings to an estimated 1,500 attendees.

Contact:

David Carey
(602) 443-0723   Voice
davidc@abil.org

Location:

Disability Empowerment Center of Arizona Campus
5025 E. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034

4-25

6th Annual Disability Empowerment Center Health and Wellness Fair

10:00am - 4:00pm

Event is FREE to the general public, including consumers, families, healthcare professionals in search of answers to the complex questions surrounding chronic illnesses and disabilities. This 2-day health fair will offer multiple education, exhibition opportunities and health screenings to an estimated 1,500 attendees.

Contact:

David Carey
(602) 443-0723   Voice
davidc@abil.org

Location:

Disability Empowerment Center of Arizona Campus
5025 E. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034

5-2

The Deafhood Monologues

01:30 PM

The Deafhood Monologues is an episodic play of Deaf experiences, chronicles and reflections delivered through poetry, stories, and presentations in American Sign Language. Inspired by “Understanding Deaf Culture: In search of Deafhood” and “The Vagina Monologues”. Created by Ella Mae Lentz and produced by Deafhood Foundation. FLYER

Contact:


Location:

Phoenix Day School fior the Deaf
7654 North 19th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021

5-2

The Deafhood Monologues

07:30 PM

The Deafhood Monologues is an episodic play of Deaf experiences, chronicles and reflections delivered through poetry, stories, and presentations in American Sign Language. Inspired by “Understanding Deaf Culture: In search of Deafhood” and “The Vagina Monologues”. Created by Ella Mae Lentz and produced by Deafhood Foundation. FLYER

Contact:


Location:

Phoenix Day School for the Deaf
7654 North 15th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021

5-3

The Deafhood Monologues

01:30 PM

The Deafhood Monologues is an episodic play of Deaf experiences, chronicles and reflections delivered through poetry, stories, and presentations in American Sign Language. Inspired by “Understanding Deaf Culture: In search of Deafhood” and “The Vagina Monologues”. Created by Ella Mae Lentz and produced by Deafhood Foundation. FLYER

Contact:


Location:

The Loft Cinema
3233 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85716

5-9

FREE Mamography Screening

09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Desert Cancer Foundation of AZ will be providing FREE mammogram screenings at the Women’s Wellness Day & Health Fair on Saturday, May 9th at Civic Space Park. In addition to the mammograms, Chamberlain School of Nursing will be doing free health screenings. FLYER

Contact:

Lee Milne
602-212-5171   Voice
mmilne@vosymca.org

Location:

Downtown Phoenix Civic Space Park
350 N 1st Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85003

5-10

The 16th annual National Women’s Health Week

09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority. The week also serves as a time to help women understand what steps they can take to improve their health. Website

Featured activities include:

  • Women’s Self-Defense Workshop with Foxstrong Self-Defense
  • Yoga in the Park
  • Medication workshop
  • Barre Above Class
  • Health screenings
  • Mobile mammography unit
  • Vendor Gallery
  • Phoenix Public Market Tasting

This is a FREE community event!   Come and enjoy a morning of shopping, exercising, health screenings and learn self-defense techniques that could save you from a threatening situation.  Bring your friends and family!

We look forward to celebrating with you this spring.

Contact:

Lee Milne
602-212-5171   Voice

Location:


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5-19

Captioned Telephone Open House

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Do you or someone you know experience difficulty hearing over the telephone? With a Captioned Telephone (CapTel), you can listen while reading captions throughout the conversation! A Captioned Telephone is a great solution for increasing clarity and confidence over the telephone. Find out if the CapTel phone is right for you.

Click here to view the Flyer

Contact:

Vicki Thompson
602-542-3323   Voice
info@acdhh.az.gov

Location:

Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing
100 North15th Ave
Suite 104
Phoenix, AZ 85007

5-21

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

5-21

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

5-21

Hearing Loss Association of America, West Valley Chapter Meeting

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

The Hearing Loss Association of America, West Valley Chapter will host monthly meetings on a variety of topics. Our Hard of Hearing Specialist, Michele Michaels will be the presenter for the month of May.

View Information Sheet here: HLAA Sun City

Contact:


Location:

Sun City Branch Library
16828 N 99th Ave
Sun City, AZ 85351

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

6-21

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

11-12

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