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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+

April Social Event

Saturday, 04/27/19, 3 - 5 PM

Glenfair Lanes

6110 N 59th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85201

Directions

This event costs $20 and is for ages 14+, this event is NOT for children. The price includes pizza, soda, shoes, and lane rental! Come and bowl and enjoy making friends!

Register before April 20th so we know how many lanes to reserve. No late comers will be accepted.

Parents are welcome to drop off their youth and head out for a couple of hours!




SAVE THE DATE

May Social Event:
Science Center Trip!

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 - April 2019

04/15/19 - 7:00PM - 9:00PM

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

Speaker

Josh Thompson, Mosaic  

Housing Options for Adults

This presentation will focus on all of the housing opportunities that Moaic and others offer for individuals with autism. 

Come with your questions and they will do their best to answer them.

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS:

May: Brittaney Chipley, ABLE Accounts
June: BE SAFE Interactive Screening
July: No Meeting

West Valley - APRIL 2019

04/4/19 - 6:30PM - 8:30PM

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

Speaker

Dolores Nolan, Valley Metro

Transportation Options

Don’t miss this the opportunity to hear from Dolores Nolan on transportation options available through Valley Metro. We all know that part of becoming independent is the ability to get places on our own. Come and learn what our loved ones with autism can use here in Arizona. 
 

UPCOMING MEETINGS:

May: Cynthia Macluskie - Dually eligible: Medicare & Medicaid
June: Betty Schoen - Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)
July: No Meeting