Announcing the Sonoran UCEDD's 6th and last of the AZ Community Living Now Housing Trainings. The May 2nd training is titled, "Creating Real Homes for People with Disabilities" and we would like to see individuals with disabilities and their families at this exciting session that will explore community housing models (shared living, co-ops, co-housing, etc.). Please encourage staff, families and individuals with disabilities to attend the next session on May 2, from 2 PM to 4 PM at sites in Yuma, Phoenix, Flagstaff, Sierra Vista and Tucson. Presenters will be speaking in-person at the Herbert K. Abrams Public Health Center in Tucson, Arizona and at the Disability Empowerment Center in Phoenix. Each two-hour presentation will be broadcast live via interactive video to community locations throughout the state, allowing participants at any location to ask questions of the presenters; live streaming will also be available for this session (see below). For those unable to attend a training session, please call our office at 520-626-0442 for further information on how you can access the video and transcripts. You can find our earlier trainings at: http://azcommunitylivingnow.org. AZ Community Living Now provides information necessary for families to create affordable and accessible community living situations for persons with developmental disabilities. Check us out at http://azcommunitylivingnow.org Monday, May 2nd, from 2 – 4 pm (FREE) “Creating Real Homes for People with Disabilities” Val Schaffer (parent) and Holly Bohling (Federated HSC) Presenters will discuss creating “real homes for real people” in tough economic times. Learn about different residential living arrangements including Cooperative Housing. What is AZ Community Living Now: SIX trainings from January to May 2011 on housing related issues for people with disabilities and families. Trainings are available at http://azcommunitylivingnow.org Who should attend: Persons with disabilities, their families, and service providers who support them. YOUR CHOICE: · Come to 5 video conference sites across the state (Tucson, Phoenix, Flagstaff, Yuma, Sierra Vista) – locations listed below and directions available at website or by calling (520) 626-0442. You can watch video and ask questions. · Watch the video streamed live at: http://streaming.biocom.arizona.edu/home/ If you are watching the video stream, you can email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org Limited space at some locations - RSVP required to reserve a space at a site: (520) 626-0442 or email@example.com For updates and to view taped sessions, go to http://azcommunitylivingnow.org Video Conferencing to 5 County Sites: Individuals can attend the “live” trainings at a location below or watch the taped session at a later date from their own computer. Pima: Abrams Bldg. (east of UPH Kino Hospital) 3950 S. Country Club Rd., Tucson (Room 2102) Cochise: University of Arizona, South Campus in Sierra Vista Academic Technology Building 1140 N. Colombo Ave., Sierra Vista (Room B138) Coconino: Flagstaff Medical Center 1200 N. Beaver, Flagstaff (Magee Auditorium) Yuma: Yuma Regional Medicine Center, Corporate Center 399 West 32nd Street, Yuma (Rooms Kokopelli & Ocotillo) Maricopa: Disability Empowerment Center 5025 E. Washington Street, Phoenix (Nina Mason Pulliam Conference Ctr.) Please see attached flyer. For more information, please go to our website: http://azcommunitylivingnow.org Join the conversation on our Facebook For more info or to request a disability-related accommodation, contact Lynne Tomasa at (520) 626-7823 or firstname.lastname@example.org Mary A. Larez, RD Program Coordinator Family & Community Medicine The University of Arizona POB #245052 Tucson, AZ 85724
Archives for April 2011
What a thrill to find two Luna moths today at the Marshall Butterfly Pavillion in Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix AZ. Four of us visited the Garden this morning, and as always discovered new and beautiful and amazing forms of life. The Luna moths were spectacular. Stunning. Breathtaking. And what a short life span they have. Adults have vestigial mouthparts and do not feed. Therefore, they are short-lived. You can find some beautiful photos at this site. And lots of scientific information here. Wikipedia has a combination of information and excellent graphics.
I spent the evening of April 3 at my brother and sister-in-law's home, and while we were having dinner, someone said, "Quick! Look at the cactus blossoms." It was almost dark outside, and my brother and I grabbed our cameras and had a flower feast. Words fail to describe the beauty and complexity of these blossoms. According to Dave's Garden, here's a scientific description: Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info) Genus: Echinopsis (ek-in-OP-sis) (Info) Species: candicans (KAN-dee-kans) (Info) You can see a time lapse of three blossoms on YouTube here. And while writing this article, I realized that my brother gave me a cutting with buds on it, and we planted it last week in my back yard. I scooted out there, and two had already blossomed and withered, but one was in full bloom. Again, it is evening. Here it is:
The more time I spend in this mountain range near my home, the more impressed with the variety of rock formations, landscapes, wildlife, and sheer beauty. Last week I visited twice. This picture was taken as I approached the waterfall area. I also got my first photos of a chuckwalla. Although the day was clear (it's much more fun to have a few clouds in the sky for interest), I enjoyed shooting some glorious saguaros. And oh, the petroglyphs along the Waterfall Trail. I will write more about them soon. Such a variety. What an area for people of all ages. Rich in history, nature, and such fresh, clean air.