Native American Developmental Disabilities Needs Assessment
This report provides information about the availability of services and support for individuals with developmental disabilities (DD) and their families, the needs of DD tribal members and their families, and tribal members' familiarity and contact with the DD Network agencies.
R. Joshua Drywater
Program Manager, Native Initiatives
Student Project Aide
Youth Engagement Coordinator
Native American TBI in Arizona
The Sonoran Center’s Native Initiatives program manager R. Joshua Drywater and postdoctoral scholar Austin Duncan, PhD, were invited to form a team for the 4th cohort of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) I-Corps™ program. The program exists to help NSF scholars turn their scientific discoveries into products, technologies, and services that are available to the public.
Helping Native Youth Succeed through Family and Community Engagement
This March 15th virtual dialogue hosted by the White House—which included Sonoran Center's elder advisor Treva Roanhorse, administrative affiliate Jim Warne, and Native youth leader Anya Carillo as panelists—provided perspectives from Native individuals (including youth) on the values of community-driven solutions in supporting Native students with disabilities.
Reclaiming Traditional & Creation Stories of Indigenous Youth with Disabilities
This year’s virtual Youth Disability Summit, themed Reclaiming Traditional & Creation Stories of Indigenous Youth with Disabilities, highlighted voices of American Indian youth with disabilities and focused on aspects of American Indian life, history, culture and heritage that can help youth address today's challenges.