OCTOBER 2020 | ISSUE 158
Tips for Having a Safe & Fun Halloween

Halloween can be a bit tricky for individuals on the spectrum, with or without a pandemic. Whether you will be staying in to celebrate this holiday with your children or going around the neighborhood, we have some helpful tips for our families.

Read our new blog for some ideas to enjoy this special day with the kids!
Cox Charities Supports Telehealth for Autism Services

Arizona Autism United is pleased to have been selected to receive a grant from Cox Charities to support much needed telehealth services for families! This contribution is part of nearly $565,000 in statewide donations given to local nonprofits this year, thanks to the generosity of Cox employees in Arizona. This grant will provide much needed infrastructure for children and families to access our programs through teletherapy. It also opens up opportunities for new families in underserved geographic areas to receive our services virtually.

Since the inception of Cox Charities in 1996, over $8.5 million have been awarded to Arizona nonprofit organizations over the past 24 years. Cox Communicationscommitment to philanthropy has been an integral part of the community and is dedicated to supporting local programs that positively influence children and advance educational and technology initiatives. We look forward to a continued partnership with Cox Communications in the future and genuinely appreciate all that they have done for Arizona Autism United (AZA United) throughout the years.
Thank you Cox Charities!

Open Job Opportunities & Career Paths at AZA

One of our core values at AZA United is to Grow with Purpose. That applies to the organization, our client families, and our employees. We believe in nurturing talent and providing growth opportunities to all of our teammates in service of our mission to help as many families as possible. It takes amazing people to provide amazing services!

If you are interested in joining Team AZA, or if you are an experienced Habilitation Provider seeking a promotion, we encourage you to explore the open opportunities below. We seek candidates who are eager to make a difference in the world with a rewarding career, working in a culture with collaborative teams that value everyone's contributions. Click on any of the links below to learn more about these available job openings:

New AzABA President

Congratulations to our very own Clinical Director, Carey Beranek, for being elected as the new President for the Arizona Association for Behavior Analysis (AzABA)! Carey has been leading AZA United's ABA program as Clinical Director for nearly a decade. We are so proud of the outstanding work she has done to support the autism and behavior analysis communities in Arizona!
Updates to AZ Systems of Care

Lots of things have changed regarding our systems of care in Arizona. We recently updated our Navigating Systems of Care blog with many important changes. This blog explains in detail how to access funding for services at different stages of a family's autism journey. It also contains resources that parents should be aware of to effectively advocate for their children.

Save the date for our Annual Caring Hearts Luncheon, which will be virtual this year. Everyone is invited to join us on Thursday, December 3rd at 12 PM - mark your calendar!

For volunteer opportunities helping with this event, please email Paulina@AZAunited.org. We appreciate you!

Upcoming Events

Join us on Saturday, November 7th for our next Sibshops virtual event for siblings! 
We are offering groups by ages, and all groups will occur simultaneously from 10 to 11 AM.

Registration is FREE and required to obtain the login information. Email or call us at Lauren@AZAunited.org - 602-773-5803
Link of the Month

AmazonSmile is a great way to support AZA United and it doesn't cost you anything! Whether you are shopping for the upcoming holidays or any other occasion, Amazon will donate a percentage of your sale to AZA United. If you use the app on your smartphone, just turn on AmazonSmile in your settings. If you shop on your computer, simply use this link to log in.
Thank you for your support!