JUNE 2019 | ISSUE 142
Submit Your Photos and Win a Prize
E nter our annual contest for families! Send us your high resolution photos to be part of our 2019 AZA Families photo collage. Prizes vary every year, last year's winners received a gift that was of special interest to their child.

This year's theme is Celebrate Success . At Arizona Autism United, we believe that every family and person with autism has their own definition of success and our job is to help them get there. 

Choose your favorite picture of your child achieving their goals or doing something new that you weren't sure would ever happen. Then please complete the following information with your submission:

First name and age of child.
Quote (One sentence please. What is your child or family's success?).
Photo must illustrate the success quote.

  See the photo above for ideas! Other examples include: 
"Success is watching my daughter learn to dance."

Creativity is encouraged!  The
deadline is July 20, 2019.   

How to enter:
  • Visit this website to upload your photos: www.hightail.com/u/AZAunited
  • Submit as many as you like! Send us the largest file size you have for best quality.
  • Include your full name, email, phone number, and two sentences as you upload your photos.
AZA United may use submitted photos for different materials such as events, social media, etc. After your submission, you will receive an email with a photo release form to sign electronically. We must receive the signed form in order to enter your photos into the contest.
For more information, contact us at Familyoutreach@AZAUnited.org or (480) 302-5152.

Upcoming Training Seminar: The Fundamentals of ABA

Join us on Saturday, July 20 at the Ability 360 Center to learn about The Fundamentals of ABA for Children with Autism.

This seminar is recommended for all professionals and parents helping children with autism. The class covers a wide array of effective teaching strategies to address the learning needs and behavior challenges for children with autism and related disorders.

Meet your presenter:
Dr. Ehren Werntz , BCBA is the Clinical Director for Family and Community Services at Arizona Autism United. Ehren is a behavior analyst who has worked with families affected by autism and related behavioral disorders since 2000. He has extensive experience developing and overseeing special education and a variety of ABA programs. In recent years, with the help of his team, Ehren's work has focused on the treatment of challenging behavior, parent training, and helping families work together to improve long term health and vitality. 

The registration fee for this seminar is $25.

Adults only please; childcare will not be provided. 

Registration is required; please register here. For more information, contact us at info@AZAunited.org or (602) 773-5773.

Meet our Elite Sponsor

Thank you to Design Works Gaming for graciously accepting the role of Elite Sponsor for Arizona Autism United's 2019 Caring Hearts Luncheon, which will be held in the fall. This is the second year in a row that Design Works Gaming has supported AZA United as the Elite Sponsor.

Design Works Gaming is located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Design Works Gaming creates unique, engaging and highly original casino, internet, mobile and social gaming products that command players' attentions and sustain their enjoyment levels. With proven industry experience and the latest insights into gaming trends and behavioral science, Design Works Gaming passionately produces fun, winning titles for players and operators worldwide.

If you are interested in being a table captain or corporate sponsor for the 2019 luncheon, please email Paulina Tiffany, Development Director, at Paulina@AZAunited.org.

PHOENIX Magazine Gives Back
For more than 50 years, PHOENIX magazine has captured all sides of the Valley with award-winning writing and design. Our expository features, narratives, profiles, and investigative features keep readers in touch with the Valley's latest trends, events, personalities and places.
As a champion of all things local, PHOENIX  magazine wants to give back to our community. For each $20  PHOENIX  subscription you purchase, they'll make a $10 donation to Arizona Autism United, so you can support local while reading local.

Thank you PHOENIX magazine!


The offices of AZA United will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

Upcoming Events

Join us on Saturday, July 6th 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 

Link of the Month

Beat the heat at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor! Friends and family of Arizona Autism United can now gain access to great discounts this summer - up to 44% off! Visit the link below and utilize the following credentials. Please enter the credentials exactly as shown below, as the fields are case sensitive. 

U sername: AZAUnitedAZ
Password: HHPHX 

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