Membership is open to parents, caregivers, family members, agency representatives, and young adults supporting children and youth with unique challenges. As a member you can expect:
Relationship building with community members
Professional development opportunities
Participation in policy change activities
Influence and involvement on special projects
An opportunity to create change with the ACYUC Team
Family Representatives are parents or caregivers of a child with unique challenges. They provide valuable perspective on the experiences of those with unique challenges.
Agency Representatives are professionals whose work impacts children and young adults with unique challenges and their families. This includes a diverse array of health and community professionals whose experience provides valuable perspective.
Young Adult Representatives are individuals who are their own legal guardians (ages 18-26 years old) with unique challenges. They provide valuable first-hand perspectives on their experience as an individual with unique challenges.
Closely work and collaborate with Alliance members.
Fully participate by bringing ideas, engaging in discussion, development and implementation of Alliance activities in Maricopa County.
Actively participate in approved workgroups, special projects, resource review, presentations, and conferences, as needed.
Experience as a family member, agency employee, or young adult with unique challenges.
Willingness to provide perspective.
Desire to improve community experiences for individuals with unique challenges and their families.
Ability to work with a group to generate new ideas and seek innovative solutions to problems.