Arizona Mentor Brings Caring Closer To Home


Anthony Saba, Arizona Mentor participant, recently attended a two-day conference at Black Canyon Conference Center in Phoenix entitled, "Making Natural Supports Work for People with Disabilities," sponsored by the Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities.

Jamie Porter, M.Ed., program manager for Arizona Mentor in Payson, accompanied Saba to the conference.


Pictured at a recent conference on disabilities is David Hagner, Ph.D., Institute on Disability, University of New Hampshire; Payson resident Tony Saba; and Dara Johnson, Planner for the Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities.

Saba works at Payson Impressions, Arizona Mentor's sheltered workshop.

"I learned more about what kind of jobs are available for me in the community, and what I need to do to help secure employment in my community," Saba said.

"We learned many new and interesting facts regarding how to naturally support people with disabilities in the working environment," Porter said. "The key is to provide optimum support for people with disabilities so that they can feel a sense of success in the work that they do."

To learn how your company can benefit from hiring a person who is developmentally disabled, contact Porter at (928) 474-5829.

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