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Disability Empowerment Center Information

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The Disability Empowerment Center (DEC) is a 62,000-square-foot universally designed, accessible and transit-oriented non-profit resources center serving the disability community in the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan area.  A national model for accessible design and collaborative programming, the DEC is located in the heart of Phoenix, less than two and a half miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and situated conveniently on the Valley Metro light rail system.

In addition to ABIL, the following disability-related organizations are located in the Disability Empowerment Center (click on the name to visit the website):

Arizona Autism United
AZ Statewide Independent Living Council
Joni & Friends
Multiple Sclerosis Society
Raising Special Kids
Valley Center of the Deaf
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Arizona Center for Disability Law
Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association
Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona
NAMI Arizona
Symbius Medical
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The DEC is available for day and evening use and its venues provide the setting for meetings, conferences, holiday parties, weddings and other corporate and social events.

Take a look at what the DEC has to offer:

Conference Center

The Nina Mason Pulliam Conference Center is a state-of-the-art video conferencing facility that features 3,034 square feet of conference space that can be divided into two separate meetings rooms.  In its entirety, the conference center can seat 110 guests and up to 150 people non-seated.  Adjacent courtyards provide the perfect setting for an outdoor cocktail hour or buffet meal.

Conference Center features include:

  • Audio and video teleconferencing
  • In-house PC
  • Two laptop connections
  • DVD capabilities
  • Four large screens with projectors
  • A full service catering kitchen for events
  • Listening systems and descriptive video

Classroom A

At 526 square feet, Classroom A can accommodate 15 individuals and is ideal for a small meeting or seminar.  The room has teleconference capabilities and is fragrance-free, with a dedicated HEPA filtration system for persons with multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS).

Classroom B

Classroom B measures 732 square feet and can accommodate 25 people.  With teleconferencing and a fully accessible kitchen, Classroom B is perfect for a breakfast or lunch meeting.

Rooftop Patio

The DEC boasts a 7,400 square-foot lighted patio that accommodates nearly 500 guests.  With sweeping panoramic views of South Mountain and Tovrea Castle to the north, the patio is a breathtaking and memorable setting for weddings, cocktail receptions and other outdoor events.

Computer Lab

The 377 square-foot computer lab features 11 computer work stations- ideal for workshops and classes for smaller groups.

Contact

For more information about reserving one of our exceptional meeting spaces for your next event please contact Ann Pasco at 602-443-xxxx or click email her at annp@abil.org.

That’s Not All

The Virginia G. Piper Sports & Fitness Center (SpoFit) is located on the same campus as ABIL and the DEC.

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This universally accessible sports and fitness center is designed to bring people together with all different types of disabilities, of all ages, to encourage wellness, physical fitness and nutritional health.

The 45,000-square-foot sports, fitness and aquatics center is the first of its kind in the Western United States.  In addition to hosting competitive sports programs for persons with disabilities, the center accommodates fitness, health and wellness programs.

Learn more about the SpoFit at www.spofit.org.

 

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5025 E. Washington St., Ste. 200
Phoenix, AZ  85034
Phone:  602-256-2245
Arizona Relay 711
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Mesa, AZ  85210
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Tucson, AZ 85719
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Phoenix, AZ 85034
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6829 N. 57th Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85301
Phone: 602-424-4100
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Coolidge, AZ 85128 
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