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March 2022 | ISSUE 175

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Claim Your 2021 Tax Credit & Help Families

If you haven't made a donation to claim your dollar-for-dollar tax credit for 2021, you still have until the tax filing deadline on April 15th! Donations to AZA United support expansion of our programs for families with various types of needs.


Arizona Autism United is qualified through the state of Arizona for the Charitable Organization Tax Credit, allowing donors to receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit up to $400 for individuals or $800 for married couples. There is no cost to you to make this incredibly helpful contribution! Watch a video here to learn how this works.


You get to decide how your tax dollars impact the community when you make a tax credit contribution to AZA United and receive a refund when you file your taxes. It really is that easy! Click on the button below to make your tax credit donation now.

Donate your tax credit here
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Thank You Outgoing Board Members

AZA United would like to express our deepest gratitude for our outgoing board members Tess Calvert, Greg Clark and Don Taylor, who are completing their service terms. We are beyond grateful for the countless hours these committed leaders invested in our organization and the welfare of the families we serve! For over ten years, these outstanding individuals volunteered their valuable time and expertise to lead AZA United with integrity, dedicating their energy to help chart our past, present and future. Pictured above from left to right: Tess Calvert, autism mom and project manager at ASU; Greg Clark, autism dad and entrepreneur; and Don Taylor, autism dad and municipal court judge. It takes great leadership and a heart of gold to build a valuable community organization, and each of you have brought an enormous amount of both to AZA!

As a nonprofit organization, the Board of Directors is AZA United’s volunteer governing body. Individuals who sit on the board are responsible for overseeing the organization’s activities and priorities. Board members meet periodically to discuss and vote on the affairs of the organization to ensure we are doing everything we can to achieve our mission. Meet the rest of our amazing Board Members here.


Full Crowd Attends Our First Ever Run for Autism

We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who supported AZA United and attended our Inaugural Run for Autism this past Saturday!


With nearly 500 registrants, we doubled the number of people we were expecting, and 39 teams were formed - thank you Team Captains! Children enjoyed the obstacle course, lawn games, the fire truck and police cars experience, and the Kid's Dash. Overall, this community awareness event raised almost $20,000, which will support our expansion of locations and programs for families.

We are deeply grateful to our event sponsors Design Works Gaming, Therapy Tree, Mr. Appliance and KinectAbility. Volunteers and team captains, we couldn't have achieved this success without you all. Thank you so much!

Watch a video with event highlights

Our Logo Is Changing!

AZA United is proud to announce that we have updated the heart image in our logo with a fresh look. The new design no longer includes the puzzle piece image, and instead has several new elements that represent our everlasting support for the autism community. To learn more about why we made this change and what the new logo represents, click the button below to read our short blog.

Learn more about our new logo concept

Other Announcements & Resources

Upcoming Sibshops Event

Join us on Saturday, April 2nd from 10 to 11 AM on Zoom for our next Sibshops events for siblings. Registration is FREE and required to obtain the login information. Email or call us at Sibshops@AZAunited.org - 602-773-5773.

Support Group for Spanish-speaking Families

Our Grupo de Apoyo Unidos en Bienestar (Therapeutic Support Group in Spanish for parents), will meet again on Wednesday morning April 13th and Thursday evening April 28th. For more information contact Apoyo@AZAunited.org or 602-932-227.

Mikey's League

Mikey's League is an inclusive sports league, where they take athletes with disabilities and have them play sports alongside their nondisabled peers. Their 8-week flag football program will be located in Mesa and Phoenix! Scholarships are available! To learn more, visit their website and check out their video.

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