The Purpose of AzPAC is threefold:

  1. To establish an organization focused on disability support resources to serve as a professional consulting resource to institutions of higher education and agents interested in such issues in the State of Arizona, offering:
    • Recommendations on mechanisms for compliance with the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and other such laws pertaining to nondiscrimination of persons with disabilities
  1. To establish a professional vehicle that will work to strengthen the professionalism, expertise, and competence of those assisting persons with disabilities in higher education through:
    • The development and expansion of an administered electronic communications network
    • The collection, evaluation, and dissemination of disability related critical information
  1. To promote equal rights and access to post-secondary educational opportunity for students with disabilities through:
    • Creating opportunity for active involvement for students in AzAHEAD
    • The support of beneficial legislation and policy at federal and state levels
    • The support of interagency project cooperation and communication on critical educational issues

For more information, contact:

Alicia Wackerly-Painter (Arizona State University)
Carsen Kipley (University of Arizona)
Elsbeth Pollack (Paradise Valley Community College)
Pamela Grady (Estrella Mountain Community College)