20th Annual American Indian Disability Summit

Gathering Native Voices – Employment, Time to Get to Work

Presented by


American Indian Disability Summit

April 12, 2024

8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This event can be attended online or in person at the Desert Willow Conference Center, located at 4340 E Cotton Center Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85040.

American Indian Youth Disability Summit

April 13, 2024

9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The youth summit will be virtual and highlight voices of American Indian youth with disabilities and focus on aspects of American Indian life, history, culture and heritage that can help you address today’s challenges. 

The American Indian Disability Summit was featured on Indian Country Today. Watch the video below.

Thank you to our generous sponsors of the 19th Annual event in 2023!

American Indian Summit logo

Presented by

Turquoise Level

Arizona Complete Health
Accident Advocates, for 25 years, helping people recover money for injuries, damages and deaths, Richard J. Perry

Silver Level

Arizona Community Foundation
United healthcare community plan

Copper Level

Mercy Care
Banner University Health Plans
AkChin Indian Community Seal
Molina Healthcare
Fry Bread House, Native American Food, Dine in, Take out

Planning Committee Partners

Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council
Department of Economic Security, your partner for a stronger arizona
Mercy Care
City of Phoenix
Arizona Rehabilitation Services Administration Vocational Rehabilitation, A proud partner of Arizona at Work, A proud partner of the American job center network
Banner University Health Plans

Join us for the American Indian Disability Summit

Our mission is to provide interaction, networking, education and support for American Indians with disabilities and their families, and bridging opportunities and resources in rural and urban tribal communities.

15th Annual American Indian Disability Summit Gathering

Listing of Donors for the 15th Annual American Indian Disability Summit

Singing of the National Anthem by Miss Indian Arizona Niagra Rockbridge with Kimberly Yellow Robe

Honor Guard Ira Hayes Post 84 Gila River Indian Community

Blessing by Dr. John Molina Phoenix Indian Medical Center


“I have attended the American Indian Disability Summit for four years. This event has helped me gather medical references that I use to this day. I have attended a workshop for Nutritionist presentation and they accept my medical insurance so I have build a great long lasting relationship with them as a patient. I enjoy the lunch and networking with different booths. I got in touch with Hanger that helps with my diabetic shoes and they accept my medical insurance. This event has allowed me to make new friends and meet up with friends that I haven’t seen in while. I enjoy the raffles and support this event provides. It allows me learn tips, tools, and strategies to get through the hard times and is full of laughs and fun people. Thank you.

~ Jessica Antonio


Darrel Christenson


Iris George
ARIZONA@Work – North Job Center

Eva Bighorse, Division of Developmental Disabilites-Arizona Dept. of Economic Security

Rosalie Perry

Holly Longie

Dorothy Goeman
Travis L Williams Family Services Center

Jon Meyers,
Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council

Kimberly Yellow Robe
Banner University Health Plans

Betty John, Tribal Liaison, Mercy Care

Eulonda Martinez
Gila River Indian Community-Employment & Training Dept.

Annette Yazzie, Division of Developmental Disabilities, Tribal Liaison

Jocelyn Beard, Office of Tribal Relations Manager

Betty Schoen
Rehabilitation Services Administration, AZ Dept. of Economic Security

Susan Nayatewa
DHHS Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Central Intake Center