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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+

August Social Event - Pool Party for teens & young adults!

Friday, 08/16/19, 5:00 - 7:30 PM

Ability 360 Pool

5031 E Washington Street 
Phoenix, AZ 85034

Directions

This event costs $12 per person and includes pizza, chips and a drink.
Or $8 just to swim with no food.

Must sign and bring the Ability 360 waiver to attend.

Must register by August 9th so we know if we need to add more life guards.

This event is for only ages 14+! Parents or therapists make hang out nearby if more supervision is needed, but this event is only for the youth to enjoy and make friends!




SAVE THE DATE

September Social Event
Staurday, September 21st
Pollak Movies & Freddy's

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
Calendar

Peoria Community Center
8335 W. Jefferson Street
Peoria, AZ 85345
Directions

Upcoming Meetings

EAST Valley - AUGUST 2019

08/19/19 - 7:00PM - 9:00PM

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

Speaker

 Jim Adams, President of the Autism Society of Greater Phoenix  & Professor at ASU

College Options

Don’t miss this important presentation on the different college options for our youth with autism. Come with any questions or examples you would like to share as well and join us in this important discussion!

To learn more about the research Dr Adams does, visit the Autism/Asperger’s Research Program

UPCOMING MEETINGS:

West Valley - SEPTEMBER 2019

06/6/19 - 6:30PM - 8:30PM

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

Speaker

James Steuben, BS, Kinesiologist, & Owner of Drivable Solutions 

Drivable Solutions

You asked. We listened. Parents have asked what the options are to help their loved ones with autism learn to drive. Do they have the skills they need? What types of training do they need? Come and learn about all of the possibilities for driving for those with autism from the owner of Drivable Solutions.
 

UPCOMING MEETINGS:

October 3: DDD Eligibility & Employment Specialists
November 7: Sara Storms
December 5:
January: No Meeting