OCTOBER 2018 | ISSUE 134
Annual Family Photo Contest Awards

We received many entries for our
Annual Photo Contest  that left us beaming with pride! Selecting the winner was not an easy task so we picked 5! All photos and quotes from families were remarkable and inspiring, and they are all featured in our  Look At Me Now  video. 

We would like to congratulate our winners ; Nathan, Christopher, Kian, Wyatt and Tyler.  For prizes, each winner is getting personalized toys or gifts based on his or her interests and hobbies.
 

At AZA United, we are honored to have the opportunity to work with so many astounding children and their families. Thank you to all who submitted photos and allowed us to celebrate your children's accomplishments!


New Blog: 4 Reasons to Join Team AZA


One of the best parts of my job is when I get to meet a new teammate and say, "Welcome to Team AZA!" I began my career in this field as a direct care provider for children with autism, and once I discovered that passion I never looked back. Today I spend every day thinking about how we can improve the lives of children and families living with autism in our community, and make the work experience for our unbelievably talented and dedicated staff the best it can possibly be.
 
As the organization has grown, we've taken time to reflect on who we have become and what we're all about. An important exercise in this process was to define our core values, which are as follows:
 
Grow with Purpose
Too many companies get too big, too fast. We never want to lose sight of our mission, or get too distracted with financial opportunities to remember why we're here in the first place. We believe in making thoughtful decisions that are consistent with everything else we are trying to accomplish on behalf of our families and teammates. Not only should the organization grow with purpose, but also each staff member who has their own individual goals and aspirations. We prioritize work/life balance, continuing education, competitive compensation, and excellent benefits for everyone. Our goal is to make sure everyone is supported and valued to achieve their personal goals and contribute to the bigger picture goals we all share.


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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. It's simple and there is no extra cost to you. 

Did you know that you can 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

Thank you to the Maricopa County Fair for providing AZA United families 100 tickets to enjoy the Arizona State fair!

Stay tuned to our social media for future free ticket offers!
 


Upcoming Events

Please be advised that there
will be no further Sibshops events 
in 2018 due to the upcoming holidays. 

Sibshops will resume in 2019!
Link of the Month

Will you be traveling this holiday season? The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Cares is a helpline that provides travelers with disabilities, medical conditions and other special circumstances additional assistance during the security screening process.

Click here to read more about TSA Cares



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