Sonoran Center on Helen St

About the Sonoran Center

Since 2006, the University of Arizona Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities, part of the Department of Family and Community Medicine in the College of Medicine – Tucson, has been hard at work to make its vision a reality – to ensure individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities have the supports they need to fully participate in the vibrant life of our community.

To accomplish this goal, the Sonoran Center has focused on capacity building, infrastructure development, and fostering leadership to establish itself as a recognized leader in disability within Arizona and across the nation.

We are working to ensure full community inclusion by individuals with disabilities by providing:

  • Interdisciplinary training of students and service professionals on developmental disabilities
  • Research and analysis aimed at developing new knowledge on disability which can be translated into model programs and public policy initiatives
  • Technical assistance and information sharing for the community at large on disability best practices and new information
  • Exemplary services and model program development to enhance and expand the systems of support for people with developmental disabilities

The Sonoran Center encourages you to join us. Your gift can help forge unique and innovative approaches to disability excellence and achievement at the University of Arizona.

Did you know?

The Sonoran Center is a federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD).

University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities exist in every state to serve as a resource for people in the areas of education, research, and service relative to the needs of people with developmental disabilities. Authorized by the Developmental Disabilities and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 and funded by the Administration on Community Living within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there are 67 UCEDDs in the United States and its territories. To learn more about the network of UCEDDs, see the Association of University Centers on Disabilities' website.


University of Arizona Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities
Department of Family and Community Medicine
University of Arizona | College of Medicine – Tucson

Phone: 520.626.0442
Fax: 520.626.0081
Email: ucedd@arizona.edu

Primary Mailing Address:
1521 E. Helen St.
Tucson, AZ 85721