NOVEMBER 2019 | ISSUE 147

From Our Family to Yours, Happy Thanksgiving!


From everyone at Arizona Autism United, we would like to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for all of the wonderful families we have the privilege to serve, for our kind-hearted, talented employees and for the amazing board members, volunteers and supporters who have continued to support us in our mission to help as many families as possible with individualized supports! 

We are grateful for each and every one of you! 
Direct Your Tax Credit to Helping Arizona Families
 

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. 
A Magical Evening at the North Pole


All aboard! Arizona Autism United  would like to thank Grand Canyon Railways for granting 5 families the opportunity to board the Polar Express in Williams, Arizona. 
Families enjoyed sipping hot chocolate with a side of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies while enjoying a train ride to the North Pole. Families read The Polar Express book under the guidance of Santa's helpers and made lasting memories as they sang various festive carols. Santa himself greeted all of the children one by one and provided each boy and girl with a special gift.  It was a magical evening and the perfect way to kick off the holiday season.

Make sure to follow Arizona Autism United on social media for opportunities like this!
Give Back While You Shop for the Holidays
 

Shopping for the holidays? When making purchases on Amazon, you can use this link and Amazon Smile will  donate 0.5% of your purchase price to Arizona Autism United. All prices are the SAME! Also, you can bookmark the link to use it all year long, or even save it as a shortcut on your smartphone (instead of the regular app). It's simple and there is no extra cost to you. 
 
Did you know that you can also support Arizona Autism United each time you shop at Fry's Food Stores? It's easy and free! Enroll in the Fry's Community Rewards Program and select Arizona Autism United (PB849) as the local organization that you wish to support. Each time you shop, simply scan your Fry's Rewards card and a portion of the sale will be donated to AZA United! Visit this link for more details and to sign up.
 
Happy shopping and happy holidays! 
Announcements

The offices of Arizona Autism United will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th. We wish you all a safe and happy holiday!




Upcoming Events

Please be advised that there will be no further  Sibshops events in 2019 due to the upcoming holidays.

Sibshops will resume in 2020! 


Arizona Autism United is a proud supporter of the Autism Society of Greater Phoenix's annual Sensitive Santa event. There will be one event at a centralized location and two Santas this year. There is now an option to schedule an appointment time or simply select a time frame. Registration is required; limited spots available. 
Link of the Month


The Miracle League of Arizona offers a safe and successful baseball experience for all ages of individuals with special health care needs. There are 24 teams for the various age and skill levels, including a competitive league for more advanced players. Miracle League is free to all participants and they are currently accepting registrations for their upcoming season. 

Click here for more information video for more information!
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