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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+

February Social Event

Saturday, 02/09/19, 6:30PM - 8:30PM

SEEDS for Autism
3420 S 7th St
Phoenix, AZ 85040
Directions

This event is is for ages 14+, this event is NOT for children. There will be games, DJ and dancing, food, prizes and more! Only $10 per person.

Register before February 6th so we know how much food to buy.

Parents are welcome too! (Only $10 if you want to eat, Free if you just want to hang out or help!)




SAVE THE DATE

March Social Event:
March 16th @ Games U

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 - JANUARY 2019

01/21/19 - 7:00PM - 9:00PM

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

Speaker

Behavioral Coaching & Counseling

This presentation will focus on tips and tricks that family members can use to help their loved ones who have challenges.   Come with your questions and he will do his best to answer them.

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS:

February:
March: Margaret Cocoran & Edd Schommer, DDD Employment Services
April: Josh Thompson, Mosaic

West Valley - February 2019

02/07/19 - 6:30PM - 8:30PM

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

Speaker

Jeanne Anastasopoulos, Civitan Foundation, Inc

Vocational, Day Treatment, Camp Options

Do you wonder what options are available for group supported employment (GSE), day treatment (DTA), summer camp, respite and more for our loved ones with autism?

Come and learn more about what the different options available at Civitan Foundation for your loved ones as they age and need emplyment, vocational, and other recreation opportunities. Come check it out!

 

NEXT MONTH:

March: Cynthia Macluskie - BE SAFE Presentation