JANUARY 2020 | ISSUE 149
You Can Still Claim Your Tax Credit for 2019

If you make a donation to AZA United  before April 15, 2020 , you can still claim your tax credit for 2019!

Every family and person with autism has their own definition of success. Together we can help them get there. 

Your gift helps change the lives of  kids and families  living with autism. 83 cents of every dollar raised go directly to our  expansion efforts  to  help more kids  and families in our community.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors from previous years, we will soon be opening a  new AZA United center  in the East Valley. This is an exciting first step towards our valley wide expansion goal to increase access to care for families, but we still need a lot of help!

Arizona Autism United  is qualified through the state of Arizona for the  Charitable Organization Tax Credit . This unique program allows donors can receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit up to  $400 for individuals , or  $800 for married couples . This program makes it possible for everyone to make a significant contribution and receive a refund or tax credit for the full amount!

We also have a new opportunity to support our new East Valley Center and  have your name displayed on a new Donor Recognition Wall . Click here to donate and for more details about our donor wall, or contact us to learn more! Thank you for your support!

Click  here  to view  our  2019 Annual Report , to learn about the impact we have made with your help in the community. 
Thank you Halle Foundation

Arizona Autism United would like to extend our greatest appreciation to the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation

The Halle Foundation recently granted AZA United a very generous funding amount for the implementation of the Support from the Start program to provide support to families of children with special needs.

Support from the Start program will provide comprehensive, wraparound services delivered by several highly trained practitioners, including two Family Support Specialists, as well as a counselor and clinical psychologist. This program will not only provide timely and seamless access to diagnosis, treatment and even ongoing counseling services available at AZA United, but it will guide families through the complicated systems of care outside of AZA United to ensure families receive all the services they need as quickly as possible. This innovative, interdisciplinary program will use a family and patient-centered approach to care.

AZA United estimates that the Support from the Start program will serve at least 250 people during the first year of program implementation, reaching families with children with autism and other developmental disabilities at difference stages, from early diagnosis and care to treatment and support at any age. We also plan to offer these services to teens and adults with special needs as this program grows. More information will be released at a later date regarding the Support from the Start program.

Thank you to the Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation for their generosity!
Show off your AZA United Pride

You asked and we listened! Arizona Autism United is excited to announce the launch of our new merchandise store front! Visit our online store to easily and conveniently purchase a variety of items displaying your love for AZA United. You'll find t-shirts, hoodies, polos, hats, coffee mugs, a lightweight jacket and more! All items are delivered straight to your door. There are a variety of adult sizes and colors to choose from. We even have t-shirts available in children's sizes too! 

Get your AZA United swag at AZAunited.org/store.

The office of Arizona Autism United will be closed on Monday, February 17th due to President's Day.

Upcoming Events

Sibshops is back from holiday hiatus! The next event will occur on
Saturday, February 15 from 10AM to noon

Sibshops are recreational events for siblings of children with a disability. The program is intended for children ages 7 to 14 years old. Annual intakes and registration are required. Click here to register! Please contact Lauren Bolander, Lauren@azaunited.org for additional information.

Link of the Month

T he Arizona Coyotes invite friends of Arizona Autism United to attend Hockey is for Everyone Night on Thursday, February 6th at 7pm versus the Carolina Hurricanes. Discounted ticket package options can be purchased by clicking here. Gila River Arena is a sensory friendly location and offers sensory bags at their customer service station and the arena has a universal changing station. Go Yotes! 

For more information, please contact Monique Karraa at (623)772.3216 or Monique.Karraa@ArizonaCoyotes.com .
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