About the Disability Awareness Committee
The Phoenix Sister Cities Disability Awareness Committee (DAC) was the first of its kind developed in the United States. To this day, the Phoenix Sister Cities remains the only local program with a committee that focuses on disability issues by increasing awareness.
The DAC has won numerous awards for excellence recognizing exchange programs organized with the Sister Cities of Phoenix. Current programs include:
Annual International Competition's with different disability awareness themes each year that include:
The Committee meets on a monthly basis and welcomes new members.
To provide Phoenix Sister Cities Commission (PSCC) with the opportunity to increase disability awareness among PSCC and its member sister cities for the purpose of promoting the equalization of opportunities within society on behalf of all world citizens with disabilities and their families.
To provide a global standard for how to incorporate individuals with disabilities into all aspects of PSCC programming.
How Can I Get Involved?
You don't have to formally work in the disability field and/or have a disability to be part of this team. We are always looking for dedicated people who can offer fresh ideas. Sharing ideas, resources and energy help make this group so successful so please contact us or call in to our next meeting and learn more.
AZ spinal Cord Injury Association: www.azspinal.org
ADD/ADHD Attention Deficit Disorder: www.helpguide.org
Alport Syndrome: www.alportsyndrome.org
Angelman Syndrome: www.angelman.org
Arizona Autism Coalition: www.azautism.org
Arizona Center for Disability Law: www.azdisabilitylaw.org
Asperger Syndrome: www.aspergers.com
The Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center/SARRC: www.autismcenter.org
Autism Speaks: www.autismspeaks.org
Bilateral perilymph fistulas: www.american-hearing.org
Brain Injury: www.biausa.org
Center for Disease Control & Prevention: www.cdc.gov
Cerebral Palsy: www.cpco.org
Challenging Behavior: www.challengingbehavior.org
Down Syndrome: www.downsyndrome.com
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: www.nofas.org
Fragile X Syndrome: www.fragilexsyndrome.org
Institute for Human Development: www.nau.edu
Mental Health: www.mbcd.org
NADD an association for persons with developmental disabilities and Mental Health Needs: www.thenadd.org
PAL Experiences: www.palexperience.org
Raising Special Kids: www.raisingspecialkids.org
Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome: www.smithleliopitz.org
Smith-Magenis Syndrome: www.smithmagenissyndrome.com
Tourette syndrome: www.tourettesyndrome.net
Spina Bifida: www.spinabiffidaassociation.org
The Division of Developmental Disabilities: www.azdes.gov
Transverse Myelitis: www.myelitis.org
Williams Syndrome: www.williams-syndrome.org