Register to Golf for AZA

Exodyne, Inc., is hosting their 26th Annual Exodyne Open, a Charity Golf Tournament. This year, the proceeds of this event will go to AZA United. The tournament will be on Saturday, April 21, at the Arizona Biltmore Golf Club. Registration is now open and the deadline is April 13. For a list of activities at the event, click here. Fees include Cart, green fees, lunch buffet, goody bag and raffle ticket.

Can't beat the price to golf at this beautiful club! 
To register and for more information: golf@exodyne.com or 602-995-3700.
Thank you for your support! See you there!
Creating the EPSE Scale: A New Tool to Help Families

New blog by Dr. Aaron Blocher-Rubin, Founder & CEO
In the field of autism support services, there is perhaps no better example of evidence-based treatment than Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI), which is often referred to as "intensive ABA" for young children. I have been learning about it and seeing its potential firsthand since my days as a trainee at the Lovaas Institute, where it all began. When I started working in this field, most families could not access EIBI. There were very few qualified providers, and almost no insurance companies or state agencies would pay for it. Nowadays, that has changed dramatically. Studies upon studies have shown that it is perhaps the most effective treatment available today, with the potential to change the course of a child's development, and the life of a family. As such, it has become a standard recommendation for parents of recently diagnosed children.
While there is no doubt that children can make tremendous progress with EIBI, we must be careful not to overlook just how much we are asking of parents when we recommend these high intensity programs. Over the years, I have seen hundreds of families engage in this effort with mixed results. So much research has focused on whether or not the treatment works when it is done right, but very little has looked at why some families struggle to implement and sustain it. This issue was at the forefront of my mind when I was designing a research study to complete my PhD dissertation.

To continue reading click here. 
Farewell to Amy and Hope

Arizona Autism United would like to extend our greatest appreciation to
Amy Lynne Mais and Hope Kirsch, Esq. for their time spent on our Board of Directors. These two remarkable women have helped guide AZA United for several years. Their dedication and passion for the autism community will without a doubt continue, as they exit their board positions. We wish you well and cannot thank you enough for all of your support and hard work to support AZA's mission to help families!


Our next session of Family Fundamentals will begin on Monday, March 26th! Family Fundamentals is a comprehensive training program for parents that includes hands-on coaching sessions. Scholarships are available!

For more information contact speechservices@azaunited.org or call 602-680-4542 

Upcoming Events

Join us on Saturday, March 3rd for our next Sibshops event! The event will take place from 10am to noon at the offices of AZA United. Sibshops are intended for sibs 7-14 years old. Registration is required.

For more information contact  familyoutreach@azaunited.org or call 480-302-5152 
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