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REMINDER CALENDAR - MARICOPA, YUMA, PINAL COUNTIES AND NORTHWARD

Upcoming visual impairment related events in Maricopa County. This calendar is a relatively short term reminder list of events with a blindness or other visual impairment component. Click here for the longer term Arizona Statewide edition. All times are Mountain Standard Time. JAWS users can navigate by headings or paragraphs. Press the letter H to move through the headings, or Shift H to step backwards through the headings.


THIS MONTH


now through 6/22 Saturday

The National Federation of the Blind ENGINEERING QUOTIENT program is a weeklong summer engineering program for blind and low-vision teens from around the United States. Participants spend each day engaged in activities designed to strengthen their knowledge of engineering as well as their problem solving abilities. In the evenings, participants explore the local community and participate in various recreational activities. Blind and low-vision teens who are ready to learn new things, meet new people, and have an adventure this summer are encouraged to apply. There are no fees for this program. Contact STEM@nfb.org.

6/19 Wednesday to 6/23 Sunday

There will be 3 more regional ARIZONA YOUTH LEADERSHIP FORUM CONFERENCES in 2019. These last three are still scheduled for Prescott, Phoenix, and Tucson, and this session is at Prescott College. Visit www.azylf.org or contact Mellie Santora at 602-425-5135 or mellie@diverseabilityincorporated.org.

6/21 Friday

SUMMER SOLSTICE.

6/21 Friday and 6/22 Saturday

The 2019 BRAILLE CHALLENGE NATIONAL FINALS will be at the University of Southern California with the top 50 students with the highest scores invited to Los Angeles for the final round. Congratulations to the two finalists from Arizona, Ciara Peterson and Joey Parra.

6/22 Saturday 1:30 p.m.

NFB WEST VALLEY chapter meets by teleconference from 1:30 to 3:30 at 605-475-6777 using meeting code of 9378. Contact them at 602-758-0057 or 720-299-8039.

6/25 Tuesday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI Services for the Blind offers a free COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUP for blind/visually impaired people every Tuesday at 4222 East Thomas Road. Learn new skills to remain independent and meet other blind/visually impaired people who are also adjusting to changes in their vision. Call Connie Leblond at 602-795-0195.

6/25 Tuesday 12:00 noon

The Flagstaff FLAGSTAFF DISABILITY AWARENESS COMMISSION is now named the Commission on Inclusion and Adaptive Living. Meetings are open to the public and held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 12:00 noon in the City Hall Council Chambers. The meetings are also streamed on the web. Contact: Denise Thompson at dthompson@flagstaffaz.gov or 928-213-2095.

6/26 Wednesday 4:15 p.m.

The Phoenix MAYOR'S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ISSUES holds open public meetings on the third or the fourth Wednesday of every even month at the Phoenix Fire Department, 150 South 12th Street in Phoenix. For more details contact Peter Fischer at 602-534-9276.

6/26 Wednesday to 6/30 Sunday

There will be 2 more separate regional ARIZONA YOUTH LEADERSHIP FORUM CONFERENCES in 2019. This session is at Arizona State University in Phoenix. Visit www.azylf.org or contact Mellie Santora at 602-425-5135 or mellie@diverseabilityincorporated.org.

JULY 2019


7/01 Monday FALL SESSION DEADLINE

NASA INTERNSHIPS are competitive awards to support educational opportunities that provide unique NASA-related research and operational experiences for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. These opportunities serve students by integrating interns with career professionals emphasizing mentor-directed, degree-related tasks, while contributing to the operation of a NASA facility or the advancement of NASA's missions. NASA is looking to increase the number of students with disabilities pursuing science, technology, engineering, and math careers through their regular internship programs; this is not a special program for students with disabilities.

7/01 Monday 1:00 p.m.

The WRITING IN THE DARK group meets every first Monday of the month at the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Phoenix from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00. The group’s focus is all who are blind or otherwise visually impaired and who want to write for publication. Contact Robert Sollars at 480-251-5197 or robertsollars2@gmail.com for more information.

7/01 Monday 6:30 p.m.

The Tempe COMMISSION ON DISABILITY CONCERNS meetings are usually held at 6:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the Tempe Public Library on Rural Road. For details contact Michele Stokes at 480-350-2704.

7/02 Tuesday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI Services for the Blind offers a free COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUP for blind/visually impaired people every Tuesday at 4222 East Thomas Road. Learn new skills to remain independent and meet other blind/visually impaired people who are also adjusting to changes in their vision. Call Connie Leblond at 602-795-0195.

7/04 Thursday

INDEPENDENCE DAY.

7/06 Saturday through 7/11 Thursday

The AMERICAN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND CONFERENCE AND CONVENTION will be held in Rochester, New York. To subscribe to the announcement list, send a blank email to acbconvention-subscribe@acblists.org. Contact Janet Dickelman at 651-428-5059 or janet.dickelman@gmail.com.

7/06 Saturday 7:00 a.m.

The annual ACB BRENDA DILLON MEMORIAL WALK starts off from the Riverside Hotel in Rochester, New York.

7/06 Saturday 9:30 a.m.

NFB PHOENIX CHAPTER meets the first Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at SAAVI Services for the Blind in Phoenix. Call 815-501-1153 for more information.

7/07 Sunday through 7/12 Friday

The 2019 NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND NATIONAL CONVENTION will be held at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Download the full convention agenda in Word format or in P D F format. Contact the NFB at 410-659-9314 or nfb@nfb.org.

7/09 Tuesday 7:00 a.m.

The Chandler MAYOR'S COMMITTEE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES holds meetings usually on the second Tuesday of every month at Chandler Community Center on Commonwealth Avenue; sometimes at Yoli’s Cafe, 241 South Oregon Street, so call first! Call 480-782-2702 for more information.

7/09 Tuesday 9:00 a.m.

SAAVI Services for the Blind offers a free COMMUNITY SUPPORT GROUP for blind/visually impaired people every Tuesday at 4222 East Thomas Road. Learn new skills to remain independent and meet other blind/visually impaired people who are also adjusting to changes in their vision. Call Connie Leblond at 602-795-0195.

7/10 Wednesday through 7/14 Sunday

The 2019 GLOBAL FOUNDATION FOR PEROXISOMAL DISORDERS INTERNATIONAL FAMILY AND SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE is at Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington DC Convention Center. This conference will bring together patients, families, practicing physicians, researchers, professionals, medical students, and organizational supporters. Contact conference@thegfpd.org.

7/10 Wednesday 6:00 p.m.

The City of Surprise VETERANS, DISABILITY AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month in the City Hall Council Chambers at 6:00 p.m. All meetings are open to the public and will be on line at Surprise TV. For more details call 623-222-3154 or write to Michelle Boyer at michelle.boyer@surpriseaz.gov.

7/11 Thursday 4:00 p.m.

ARIZONA SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND BLIND (ASDB) BOARD MEETING is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. at the Sports Performing Arts Center at the Phoenix Day School for the Deaf in Phoenix. For more information contact Leticia Cruz at 520-770-3700.

7/13 Saturday

The Usher Syndrome Coalition's one-day conference, the USH CONNECTIONS CONFERENCE, is at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown Hotel. It is the largest annual gathering of the Usher Syndrome community. Join them for this opportunity to learn the latest on developing treatments from leading USH researchers while connecting with hundreds of affected individuals, their families, and professionals serving the deafblind community. Contact Nancy O'Donnell at 855-998-7437 or n.odonnell@usher-syndrome.org.

7/13 Saturday 9:00 a.m.

The BOARD MEETINGS of the ARIZONA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND are scheduled for the second Saturday of every month at 9:00 a.m. Call 520-468-0000 and use meeting code 85715# to join in.

7/13 Saturday 10:00 a.m.

OPEN HOUSE at Lions Camp Tatiyee in Lakeside Arizona from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00. Find out more about the camp. Contact Ron Brown at 623-977-8844.

7/14 Sunday through 7/16 Tuesday

The ARIZONA TECHNOLOGY ACCESS PROGRAM of Northern Arizona University holds their 2019 EVIDENCE FOR SUCCESS DISABILITY CONFERENCE in Scottsdale. Contact Adi Schaeffer at Adi.Schaeffer@nau.edu or 602-728-9534.

7/20 Saturday 12:30 p.m.

NFB EAST VALLEY chapter meets on the third Saturday of each month at the Pyle Center at 655 East Southern Avenue in Tempe from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00. Members usually gather for a bite to eat at a local restaurant afterwards. For more details contact Megan Homrighausen at 480-510-6196.

7/22 Monday through 8/02 Friday

The NFB of Arizona will hold two BELL ACADEMY programs at SAAVI this year. One was held in Tucson at the end of May. This date is for the Maricopa program at SAAVI on East Thomas Road in Phoenix, daily from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Contact Amy Porterfield at 520-795-1331 or aporterfield@saavi.us.

7/23 Tuesday 12:00 noon

The Flagstaff COMMISSION ON INCLUSION AND ADAPTIVE LIVING meetings are open to the public and held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 12:00 noon in the City Hall Council Chambers. The meetings are also streamed on the web. Contact: Denise Thompson at dthompson@flagstaffaz.gov or 928-213-2095.

7/27 Saturday 1:30 p.m.

NFB WEST VALLEY chapter meets in person on the fourth Saturday of January, April, July, and October from 1:30 to 3:30 at the Thunderbird Banner Medical Center at 5555 West Thunderbird Road in Glendale. Contact them at 602-758-0057 or 720-299-8039.

7/30 Tuesday through 8/04 Sunday

The 2019 NATIONAL BEEP BASEBALL WORLD SERIES will be in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center. Contact them at 2019@nbba.org.

For entries beyond this day you can check the longer Arizona statweide calendar.