Helping Today, Building Tomorrow
August 2017 - Issue #120
Arizona Autism United (AZA United)
In this issue...
Dinner at Wilflower
Parent Training Class
Navigating Systems of Care

AZA Online

Link of the Month 

Stay informed with current news in the developmental disability world.        


Dinner with AZA at Wildflower Bread Company
On Tuesday, August 29th, stop by for dinner at Wildflower Bread Company in Arcadia to support AZA United from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.  The address is 4290 East Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018.

With your help, we can receive at least 25% of the proceeds earned. The more people that attend, the more funds we raise to help families affected by autism. Please spread the word and invite some friends out for dinner! This event is for dine-in or take-out purchases.

Simply show this printed or electronic flyer and make a purchase in order to be counted.

Thank you for supporting Arizona Autism United!

Register Now for October's Parent Training Class
Sign up now for Family Fundamentals, a hands-on program for parents to learn strategies that improve your child's communi cation, socialization and behavior. 

Parent training is the primary focus of Family Fundamentals
. Parents are trained to implement specific strategies, allowed ample time to practice implementation, and receive immediate feedback by a highly experienced clinician.

The cost of this program is designed to allow any family to participate without financial barriers.  We have scholarships available for any family needing financial assistance.    

Classes begin October 16th.  Registration is open now and space is limited.

For more info and to register
, click here.

Contact us with questions at or 480-302-5152.
Navigating Systems of Care - A Blog for Parents
When you suspect your child may have a developmental delay, it can be difficult to know where to begin. This is where AZA United's Outreach Team can help. As parents of children with autism, the Outreach Team empathetically understands your journey. We can assist you in finding a diagnostician and navigating the systems of care. When seeking services, it is important to take your funding source into consideration.

If you have private insurance, start by contacting your plan's benefit department. Many plans cover Speech Therapy , Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy. Some plans also cover Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) . For step-by-step help,   see this guide from the Arizona Autism Coalition.

Applying for government-funded services is another important step for families to ensure your child is eligible for the many services provided through Arizona's Medicaid program for individuals with disabilities. The Outreach Team at AZA United talks to families every day to help them understand the details of the application and approval process. Visit the  How to Access Funding for Services page on our website for important phone numbers and websites.

For families with children under the age of three, call...

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He now enjoys outings and he does great at restaurants!    

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