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September 2022 | ISSUE 181

Join Us for YES Day for Autism!

The Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) is partnering with several Arizona nonprofit organizations to introduce YES Day for Autisma new, exciting campaign focused on raising funds, awareness, and acceptance. As one of the partners for this event, AZA United has created a team and you are all invited to join us.

Join the AZA "Yes Day" Team

2022 Annual Report Now Available

Please enjoy our 2022 Annual Report to see a year in review for AZA United. Annual reports are an important communication piece that nonprofits share with stakeholders and supporters. These reports contain financial information, organizational accomplishments, and other inspiring mission-driven elements.

One of AZA United's core values is to stay informed. To stay true to this value, we create this annual publication for our stakeholders to be informed about how our work continues to advance our mission to help as many families as possible with individualized supports.

Read the 2022 Annual Report

AZA Now Serving Southern AZ Families

AZA United recently announced that we are now offering our Direct Support Services in the areas of Tucson, Vail, Sahuarita and Marana. These services include Habilitation, Respite and Attendant Care.  Additionally, the following services are available virtually to Southern AZ families via telehealth: Family SupportSibling SupportParent TrainingSpeech TherapyCounseling, and Clinical Family Coaching.

Next month, AZA United will be hosting a free Parent Education Seminar in collaboration with Intermountain Centers on October 8th in Tucson. This is a great opportunity to learn about available services and modern approaches to supporting individuals with autism. Space is limited and registration is required at this link.

For more details on our expansion to Southern Arizona, click on the button below to view our informational flyer.              

View our Southern AZ Services Flyer

Construction Almost Finished at West Valley Center

After a year of architectural planning and renovations, construction is almost complete at AZA United's new West Valley Center in Avondale. Designed to become a contemporary model of best practices for interdisciplinary autism treatment, the WVC will include the following services for children and families: ABA Therapy, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Diagnostic Evaluations, Mental Health Counseling, and Family Support. We anticipate launching services at the new center in early 2023.

As we enter the final stages to prepare for a grand opening, AZA United will soon begin hiring for several new positions at the West Valley Center. If you would like to be notified about any of the following roles, please email info@AZAunited.org with a copy of your resume. Feel free to pass it on!

Facilities Manager

Finance Director

West Valley Center BCBA

West Valley Center ABA Therapist

West Valley Center Occupational Therapist

Other Announcements & Resources

High School Transition Cla

On September 24th from 10AM-12PM, Raising Special Kids will host an online event to go over the high school transition process for students with disabilities. In this event, you will learn about what is included in the IEP transition planning process which should start by the student's 16th birthday. You will also explore how to use the student's identified strengths, preferences and interests to set transition goals to prepare them for higher education, vocational training or employment and individual living. Register at this link.

Support Group for Spanish-speaking Families

Our Grupo de Apoyo Unidos en Bienestar (Therapeutic Support Group in Spanish for parents), will meet again on Thursday evening, September 22nd, and Wednesday morning, October 12th. For more information, contact Apoyo@AZAunited.org or 602-932-227.

Upcoming Sibshops Event

Join us on Saturday, October 1st 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 or 602-773-5773.

Job Opportunities with Team AZA

AZA United is a growing organization and we are always hiring great people to join our team! Click on any of the featured jobs below to learn more, or view all job openings here.

ABA Therapist

If you are interested in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and looking for advanced training and career development, apply now to get involved in a program that is paving the way for a new set of contemporary best practices in ABA Therapy.

Behavior Coach

If you have a passion for helping children, teens and adults with intensive behavior support needs, apply now to learn how our Clinical Family Coaching program provides parents and caregivers the tools and guidance to support lasting behavioral change.  Great experience for future counselors or behavior analysts.

Arizona Autism United | 602-773-5773 | www.AZAunited.org

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