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AZ ASSIST

A community of families of teens and young adults on the autism spectrum where self-advocacy and independence are promoted and encouraged.

We have a great group of autistic adults who mentor our youth and a variety of professionals who generously share their time and expertise. Monthly meetings to explore transition issues, as well as social events in the community, provide opportunities for parents and youth to establish a community of support. Join us as we learn about transition, share our experiences, celebrate our successes and support each other on the journey to independence.

  • Browse our Facebook page for additional information and community events! Job fairs, apprenticeships, career exploration, job shadowing and other employment-related opportunities are listed every week.
  • Check out our Calendar to discover what we have planned.
  • GPS (Guide to Public Services) – Let us guide you to the services you need and even help you through the application process. Whether you are a teen, young adult or the parent of someone on the autism spectrum, we want to help! We can help answer questions about:  AHCCCS, Employment, DDD, SNAP Benefits (Food Stamps), Housing, Transportation, SSI/SSDI, Vocational Training, Social Activities, Therapies, Empowerment Scholarships and more!

Contact

Did you know that AZ ASSIST has a Guide to Public Services Coordinator to answer your questions on transition topics such as SSI, guardianship, VR, housing, and more?

Contact Lynne Knudson at:
info@azassist.com
480-779-0899

Monthly Social Event for teens and young adults ages 14+

Come join us for our March Social Event for teens & young adults ages 14+!

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED! WE HOPE TO HOLD ANOTHER ONE IN THE FUTURE!

StarFighters Arcade

4840 E Jasmine St #102, Mesa, AZ 85205

Directions

$12 per person

Includes two hours of unlimited play at the arcade. There are only 40 spots available for this event, so be sure to register early and tell your friends!

Visit starfightersarcade.com for more information about this location

StarFighters Arcade Logo

 

Our AZ ASSIST March Social will be at StarFighters Arcade and the $12 ticket includes  2 hours of unlimited playing time! No food is allowed in the arcade, but the youth can bring extra money to purchase snacks if they would like. 

This event is for those on the spectrum ages 14 to young adult.  **This is not for children or parents.**

(Parents are welcome to stay or help volunteer during the event.)

Must have a Registration/Release on file to attend

(if your youth has been to an AZ ASSIST meeting, we have one on file), or bring one filled out to the event. Click HERE to download the Registration/Release form & bring it filled out.

Must register by March 19th as this event is limited to 40 spots and is expected to sell out. 

We look forward to seeing you at our March Social!

Meetings

Join us for our monthly meetings in the East and West Valley, where Teens and Young Adults socialize, play games and hang out.
Fee for all teens and young adults is $5.00 – cash preferred. Snacks and drinks are provided. No charge for parents, caregivers, guests and professionals. 

First-timers: Please download & complete the appropriate Participant Form for each attendee and bring them to the meeting.

East Valley

3rd MONDAY of each month
Excluding July & December
Calendar

Redemption Church Campus
2150 East Southern Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85282
Directions

West Valley

1st THURSDAY of each month
Excluding July & January
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Peoria Community Center
8335 W. Jefferson Street
Peoria, AZ 85345
Directions

Upcoming Meetings

EAST Valley - MARCH 2020 CANCELLED!

03/16/20 - 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Redemption Church Campus
2150 East Southern Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85282
Directions

Speaker: Betty Schoen, Vocational Rehabilitation

Come and learn all about Vocational Rehabilitation and what they offer. Bring your questions! 

Don't miss it!

UPCOMING MEETINGS:

West Valley - MARCH 2020

03/05/20 - 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Peoria Community Center
8335 W Jefferson St
Peoria, AZ 85345
Directions

Speaker

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