Community Advisory Council

The University of Arizona Sonoran Center for Excellence in Disabilities' Community Advisory Council has been a critically important source of input and guidance since even before the Sonoran Center existed. The Council was originally formed back in 2006 to work with the UArizona Department of Family and Community Medicine in defining a vision and set of goals for the Center, and putting together the funding proposal to the federal Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

The Community Advisory Council, led by co-chairs Paavi Madhivanan and Drew Milne, continues to provide valuable ideas, information and feedback. Council members meet regularly with staff to review the Center’s progress with various initiatives. Members of the CAC include people with developmental disabilities, family members, state agency representatives and others who advocate for people with developmental disabilities.

Want to get involved?

Want to share your ideas and help guide the work we do? We are currently recruiting more people with  intellectual or developmental disability who live in Arizona. Submit to the form below to learn more about the Community Advisory Council!




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