Arizona Autism United

Helping today, building tomorrow

aka AZA United   |   Phoenix, AZ   |  www.AZAunited.org

Mission

Arizona Autism United (AZA United) provides services to children with autism, a developmental disability that begins in early childhood and affects the normal development of a child's natural abilities to talk, play, and interact with others. Our mission is to help as many families as possible with individualized supports.

Ruling year info

2008

Founder & CEO

Dr. Aaron Blocher-Rubin

Main address

5025 E Washington St Ste 212

Phoenix, AZ 85034 USA

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EIN

16-1738730

NTEE code info

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

Autism (G84)

Family Services (P40)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Speech and Language Therapy

Using an integrated approach of speech and hearing sciences with applied behavior analysis, our program implements a best practices methodology for helping children with autism learn how to communicate.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

ABA is the most effective research-based intervention available for children with autism and involves up to 40 hours per week of direct therapy to teach children a comprehensive range of life skills.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

This program assists families experiencing very high levels of challenging behavior and life circumstances, so that children can remain in their own home and families can achieve a high quality of life.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

Best Places to Work in the Valley 2008

The Business Journal - Phoenix

Best Places to Work in the Valley 2009

The Business Journal - Phoenix

Mayor's Commission on Disability Issues 2015

City of Phoenix

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To make all services accessible to any family in need regardless of financial or other barriers.
To serve the autism community statewide.
To serve and support autism throughout the lifespan.

Develop and sustain a broad array of funding sources for direct services including government, insurance, schools, private pay, and fundraising for family scholarships.
Expand office locations and replicate programs/staff throughout the state.
Develop more program for adults by collaborating with other groups and organizations doing excellent work.

500+ direct support staff, multiple funding sources, solid and rapidly improving operational infrastructure, culture of family-centered care and employee development.

Multiple funding sources secured, and some programs now available to any family in need through Family Scholarship Fund.
Working on a 5-year plan to expand offices and programs to other counties.
Starting small collaborations with other organizations to support adults with autism.

Financials

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Operations

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Arizona Autism United

Board of directors
as of 2/5/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Neely Burkhartd

Magellan Health

Term: 2020 - 2022

Greg Clark

AutismProducts.com

Tess Calvert

Arizona State University

Don Taylor

Phoenix Municipal Court

Neely Burkhardt

Magellan Health

Laurent Badoux

Buchalter Law Firm

Lynda McKay

HR Extension

Melissa Hulke

CVS

Kenneth Webdale

R-C Healthcare Management Services

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/28/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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