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Initiatives & Collaboration

Through innovative programming and consultation, DRC staff engages the campus community in dialogue and partnerships that redefine access both on and off campus.

Disabled Veterans Reintegration and Education Project (DVRE)

The Disabled Veterans Reintegration and Education Project (DVRE) was funded by a congressionally-directed grant awarded to the University of Arizona via the Department of Education.  This website provides information on campus-based student services, research findings on veterans in higher education, and resources about health and wellness for veterans. To access research findings and recommendations for practice, please visit the DVRE website.

UA President’s Community Diversity Advisory Council on Disability

The UA President’s Disability Advisory Council strengthens the relationships between the University and the disability community within the State of Arizona by serving as a communications conduit and by developing mutually-beneficial partnerships. Council members advise the President on matters of importance to disability communities as they relate to the University of Arizona.

Council Chair:

  • John Olson, Computer Engineer, IBM

University Facilitators:

  • Amanda Kraus, Disability Resources
  • Sue Kroeger, Disability Resources

For more information on the all the President's Community Diversity Advisory Councils, please visit this website:

Sonoran University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) exist in every state to serve as a resource for people in the areas of education, research and service relative to the needs of people with developmental disabilities. Since 2006, the Sonoran University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Education, Research and Service has been a leader in the community. To learn more about the Sonoran UCEDD, please visit its homepage:

Project SEARCH

The Project SEARCH High School Transition Program is a unique, business-led, one-year, school-to-work program that takes place entirely at the workplace in partnership with both the University of Arizona and the University of Arizona Medical Center - South Campus. Total workplace immersion facilitates a seamless combination of classroom instruction, career exploration, and relevant job-skills training through strategically designed internships.