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.
This event costs $15 for a family of 6 or $4 per person.
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.
Cynthia Macluskie, BE SAFE Program Director for the Autism Society of Greater Phoenix
Don’t miss this community event for teens and adults with ASD and related disabilities (along with their parents, caregivers, teachers, therapists and staff). We will view scenes from BE SAFE The Movie, the exciting new video modeling tool that shows what to do and say in different types of police encounters. Local police will be on hand to participate in safety activities with the audience as well as answer any questions participants may have. The messages of safety, boundaries, and following instructions in this presentation are relevant to every teen and adult, and can even be life-saving.
We have done 40+ BE SAFE Interactive Screenings with huge positive feedback from parents and law enforcement. One mom called it life changing in a positive way! Let’s not be afraid, but create positive change.
At this AZ ASSIST Meeting, the parents and their youth and law enforcement will all meet together, we will not be in separate rooms, and there is no charge for this meeting. Invite a friend so they can learn this life saving information too!
Please register for this FREE event below by June 10th
Betty Schoen, Vocational Rehabilitation