Community Access

Do you believe that all people deserve equal access? 

The world needs caring people like you, and NAU is a natural partner to your personal mission to make others feel cared for and supported on their journeys. NAU fosters a belief that all people deserve equal access to opportunities that allow them to live, work,and enjoy life in their communities. 

Looking for a way to impact vulnerable NAU students and the community? You can make a real difference by donating to one of these funds: 

  • Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic – The NAU Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic provides evaluation and therapy services for children and adults with communication and swallowing disorders such as stuttering, aphasia, speech disorders, and more. Often these services are not covered by insurance, but thanks to donations the clinic provides reduced and no-cost services to remove financial barriers that may prevent an individual from receiving much-needed intervention. Services are provided by graduate student clinicians working toward earning their master’s degrees in Clinical Speech-Language Pathology. Learn more on the Clinic's webpage.

  • Blavin Scholars Program – Established in 2010 by Paul and Amy Blavin, the program was created to support youth aging out of foster care in their dreams to achieve a post-secondary education. Through comprehensive individual and program support, the Blavin Scholars Program helps students navigate and maximize their college experience as they pursue a bachelor’s degree at Northern Arizona University. Learn more on the program's webpage.

  • Early Childhood Education Center – NAU is launching a new Early Childhood Education Center! Designed as a place to train early childcare educators and be a hub for research, the center will also provide exceptional care for the children of NAU students, faculty, and staff.   

  • Community Access to Care – Did you know that the NAU Dental Hygiene Clinic is open to the public? Anyone can receive affordable, preventative dental services from students in the dental hygiene program. The clinic also offers free dental exams during events such as the Kiddie Clinic and Smiles for Veterans. Your support of the Community Access to Care program ensures these events remain accessible. Learn more on the clinic's webpage.

  • Disability Support Services - Disability Resources leads collaborations with students, faculty, staff, and the campus community to cultivate a universally designed environment and facilitates the removal of existing barriers for the full inclusion of people with disabilities. The program ensures access through design, services, and accommodations at no cost to all Northern Arizona University students and employees with disabilities. Learn more on the Disability Resources webpage 

  • Institute for Human Development – The Institute for Human Development is a research and training program that promotes full inclusion by advancing attitudes that value persons with disabilities and enhance access to all aspects of the human experience. The institute is part of a national network of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and supports over 20 training, research, technical assistance, and model service projects statewide in Arizona. Learn more on the Institute's webpage.
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