Meet The Autism Nation
The Autism Nation is a 501c(3) that is raising awareness, acceptance, and making amazing memories with families. Founded by families with special needs for families with special needs, our volunteer-based staff hosts truly magical, family-friendly events that are safe, welcoming, fun; and most of all, memory-making for everyone touched by special needs.
The Autism Nation provides seasonal events inspired by our special needs families, we wanted to create an environment for making lasting memories that would be special to them and also offer some needed assistance in a judgement-free zone.
Our first event was called Fall on The Spectrum, a fall event with bounce houses, face-painting, sensory activities, haircuts, food trucks, a hot air balloon to ride in, care providers for meltdowns, cosplay from Disney and Marvel superheroes, and even a dancing DINOSAUR!
We also host a winter holiday event called Santa's Station! This event is intended for families to enjoy a cup of hot cocoa on a short train ride where they can spot some memorable Christmas time characters, write a letter to the North Pole, and round out the evening by taking a picture with Santa and Mrs. Clause to share with extended family.
There is also a spring event that we host with a live Easter Bunny, as well as a summer event to cool off the entire family with water balloons, and we plan on adding more events in the future as well.
100% of our proceeds benefit Special Needs Children.
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About the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit
The Arizona Charitable Tax Credit is a set of two nonrefundable individual income tax credits for charitable contributions to Qualifying Charitable Organizations (QCOs) and Qualifying Foster Care Charitable Organizations (QFCOs). The maximum allowable credit for contributions to QCOs is $800 for married filing jointly filers or $400 for single, married filing separately, and heads of household filers. The maximum credit for contributions to QFCOs is $1,000 for married filing jointly or $500 for single, married filing separately, and heads of household filers.
These tax credits provide dollar-for-dollar tax benefits, allowing taxpayers to reduce their state tax liabilities for each dollar donated to charities, up to the maximum allowable limits.
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