Opening its doors to the public in March of 2020, Arizona Autism (AZA) United’s East Valley Center will provide much-needed therapies and services for families experiencing autism and other developmental disabilities right in the East Valley – where so many families live, work and go to school. They plan to serve at least 250 families in the center’s first year alone.
Thunderbirds Charities’ $50,000 grant has been instrumental as AZA United has prepared to open the East Valley Center to the public early in 2020.
Services at the East Valley Center will include speech and feeding therapy, behavioral therapy and social skills development programs, as well as family support programs for parents, caregivers and siblings of children with special needs. This center will serve as a model for replication at future AZA United centers in residential areas throughout Maricopa County in the coming years. This expansion has helped them fulfill their mission of helping as many families as possible with individualized supports. Thunderbirds Charities is proud to continue supporting organizations who improve the lives of individuals experiencing developmental disabilities.
This grant is part of the Fall 2019 cycle. View a list of all Recent Grantees.