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Community Engagement Programs

Advocacy Intern

Ability360

Mission

Ability360 offers and promotes programs designed to empower people with disabilities to take personal responsibility so that they may achieve or continue independent lifestyles within the community.

Website

http://www.ability360.orgContact(s):

About the Internship

Duties:

Assist adults with disabilities to achieve independent lifestyles:

  • Act as a role model, sharing resources and assisting consumers to be independent.
  • Provide emotional support to participants who are struggling with disability related issues.
  • Teach specific independent living skills based upon personal knowledge and experience as agreed upon with consumer and ABILITY360 staff.
  • Assist in the development and coordination of grass root consumer advocacy groups and events.
  • Assist staff in the coordination of Legislative and Advocacy workshops.
  • Keep records of internship activities (time spent, dates and content) and report this monthly to ABILITY360.
  • Additional projects and assignments will be developed based on agency's current needs and students’ areas of interest.
     
Population Served:

Ability360 offers and promotes programs designed to empower people with disabilities to take personal responsibility so that they may achieve or continue independent lifestyles within the community.

Ability360 is one of five Centers for Independent Living in Arizona, and the largest Center in the state.  Ability360 advocates personal responsibility – by, and for, people with disabilities – as a means to independence.  Programs are designed to help consumers achieve self-sufficiency.  In addition to the four core service areas, Ability360 provides and promotes numerous other programs and services that help consumers achieve an independent lifestyle.

Interns work with individuals with disabilities eighteen years or older.  Events and activities are held at the Ability360 Center.

Community Need:

The intern will work one on one with indivduals at educational and community activities held at the Ability360 Center.  The intern will work to help the particpants gain knoweledge of community resources, develop advocacy skills, and work on independent livng goals.

Community Impact:

We see participants grow and develop their advocacy and independent living skills through the interaction and support of staff and interns.  Participants often strengthen job and volunteering skills.  Many devleop their knoweldge of community resources and ability to access those resources.  Participants often increase their confidence and understanding of how to llive with their disabilities.