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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+

SAVE THE DATE!
 
Sensitive Santa in 3 locations!
6 – 8 PM
Enjoy the holiday decor, have some cookies and milk while waiting to see Santa
 
12/3: Peoria CCV Campus
 
12/9: Avondale & Chandler CCV Campus
VIRTUAL GAME NIGHTS LOGO 2021

Come join us for our Virtual Game Night! FREE!

ASGP VIRTUAL GAME NIGHT:

No Meeting in December

This will be held the 4th Monday of each month

(This is an earlier time.)

We will play:

Minecraft (must own full version to play)  AND
Super Smash Brothers Ultimate (must own a Switch, the game, & an online Nintendo account).
This is fun for any age player!

Must RSVP below and we will send you the Discord room and instructions to join the event. 

Haven’t done Discord before? Click HERE to learn more about joining our Discord room.

CLICK HERE for instructions on how to join the Super Smash Brothers Arena on our Game Night.

No game night in December.

Next game night January  24th 2022 6-7:30PM. 

GIRL TALK: VIRTUAL HANG OUT FOR WOMEN ON THE SPECTRUM – 2ND WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH
 
Fun meet up for women on the spectrum ages 16+! Join other women on the spectrum to share challenges unique to women.
 
WHEN: No meeting in December, Check back in January
TIME: 6:30 – 8 PM
 
AZ ASSIST Virtual Hang Out

AZ ASSIST Virtual Hang Out (For Ages 18+)

DATE: No meeting for the month of November or December. Check back in January 2022!
TIME: 6:30 – 8 PM

Come join us as we connect over Zoom and check in with each other!

Must RSVP and then we will send you the Zoom  link to join the event. 

Be sure to tell your friends

MEETINGS - ALL IN-PERSON MEETINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL IT IS SAFE TO MEET, BUT PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR ONLINE MEETINGS BELOW:

Monthly Online Support Group Meeting (Held 3rd Thursday of each month)
WHEN:  Check back in January! (6 – 7 PM is q & a time with Cynthia Macluskie)
 
SPEAKER: TBD

TOPIC: TBD
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP AND YOU WILL BE SENT THE ZOOM LINK

ASGP Comunidad de Autismo (Spanish Support Group Meeting for Caregivers) 
Únase a nosotros para nuestra nueva reunión del grupo de apoyo en español de la Sociedad de Autismo del Gran Phoenix que se lleva a cabo el segundo martes de cada mes de 6: 30-8 pm y está dirigida por Catherine Valdivia Moore. (Join us for our new Autism Society of Greater Phoenix Spanish Support Group Meeting held the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8 PM and led by Catherine Valdivia Moore.)
WHEN: Tuesday,December 14th, 6:30 – 8 PM
 
 

Join us for our monthly meetings in the East and West Valley, where Teens and Young Adults socialize, play games and hang out. 
(WHEN IN-PERSON MEETINGS CAN RESUME AGAIN)
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 - IN-PERSON MEETINGS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!

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

UPCOMING MEETINGS:

West Valley - IN-PERSON MEETINGS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!

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

UPCOMING MEETINGS: