Saturday, November 22, 2014

Disability Awareness Program


The Phoenix Sister Cities Disabilities Awareness Committee (DAC) was the first of its kind developed in the United States. Phoenix Sister Cities remains the only local program with a committee that focuses on disabilities issues.  DAC has won numerous awards for excellence recognizing exchange programs organized with the sister cities of Phoenix. Current programs include: the annual International Competition for Artists with Disabilities; the International Competition for Writers with Disabilities; adaptive recreation exchanges; workshops on brain injuries; occupational and physical therapy; exchange of information on mobility and accessibility; and the International Competition for Photography, with a disabilities awareness theme and open to all photographers.  The Committee meets on a monthly basis and welcomes new members


Mission Statement:

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. 


Committee Contact Information

Chairperson: Michael Sleeseman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Staff Liaison: Rick Gerrard This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Next Meeting:
Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Meeting Agenda:

For further information, please call Phoenix Sister Cities at 602-534-3751. For reasonable accommodations, call Phoenix Sister Cities at Voice/602-534-3751 or TTY/602-534-5000 as early as possible to coordinate needed arrangements.


Pursuant to A.R.S. Section 38-431.02, notice is hereby given to the members of the PHOENIX SISTER CITIES COMMISSION and to the general public, that the DISABILITY AWARENESS COMMITTEE will hold a meeting open to the public on Tuesday, December 2, 2015 at 5:00 pm,  located at 7825 N Invoergordon Place, Paradise Valley, AZ, 85253.

The agenda for the meeting is as follows:




Future Meetings:

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Tuesday, June 2, 2015


Disabilities Awareness Committee Meetings 2014-2015

August 2014

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September 2014

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October 2014


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Disabilities Awareness Committee Meetings 2013-2014

July 2013

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August 2013

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September 2013

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October 2013

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November 2013

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January 2014

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February 2014

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July 2014