Arizona Education and Empowerment Initiative


The Arizona Education and Empowerment Initiative is a free 7-week course that is designed to engage individuals with disabilities in their communities. Do you want to…

  • Get involved with Ability360, your city, and your community?
  • Learn more about Disability History and the Independent Living Philosophy?
  • Gain and improve communication and leadership skills?
  • Advocate more for yourself and others?

The AZEEI imparts necessary leadership skills through a combination of lecture, guided discussion, guest speakers, hands-on exercises, and networking events. Graduates will not only be able to bring the disability perspective into decisions on general public welfare, but will contribute their own unique talents and expertise to the communities in which they serve.

Apply for the Arizona Education and Empowerment Initiative

To apply for the AZEEI, submit your application online using the form below. Please note that to earn your graduation certificate for the course, you must be able to attend at least six (6) classes.

**ASL interpreters and CART are available by request.

If you have any questions, or need assistance filling out your application, contact Gillian Carr at (602) 682-5581 or

Winter session:
Saturdays January 19th – March 2nd 1-3:30PM
Ability360, Boardroom

Spring session:
Fridays March 29th – May 3rd 11-2PM
Ability360, Boardroom