Arizona Autism United (AZA United)
- Nonprofit Organizations
The mission of Arizona Autism United is to help as many families as possible with individualized supports. Their vision is to become a model autism organization that provides comprehensive services across the lifespan, with facilities throughout the state of Arizona.
Arizona Autism United was founded in 2006 by current CEO Dr. Aaron Blocher-Rubin and a group of local families who were experiencing firsthand a shortage of quality care. Their concept was to develop a nonprofit organization whose sole focus was to provide high quality direct services and support to children and families in our community, so that anyone in need could get help.
What has made AZA United unique from the beginning is the organization's focus on involving the families they serve in the process of building and improving the organization. Arizona Autism United has grown from a staff of 1 to 500, serving hundreds of children every day throughout the valley with a wide variety of therapies and supports. Parents continue to lead the way as board members, committee leaders and volunteers. They believe that involving families at all levels is the key to improving service delivery systems and child outcomes, both now and for the future. Together, they are helping today and building tomorrow.