EarliTec Diagnostics, a digital health company making earlier identification for autism accessible to children everywhere, received FDA clearance for the EarliPoint Evaluation, an objective measurement tool to assist clinicians in diagnosing and assessing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children ages 16-30 months.
Years before Katie Smith was pregnant with her first child, her father happened into a tour of the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center’s (SARRC) Phoenix campus and came home inspired by the amazing resources and services this nonprofit in their own hometown provided for those with autism. Neither he, nor Katie, realized at the time what an important role that tour would play in their lives and that of Katie’s firstborn, Noah.
Hello! My name is Anna Stocking, and I am currently an Associate Clinical Supervisor at the Phoenix Community School. I have been working with SARRC since August 2017 as a Behavior Therapist.
What drew you to SARRC? Why did you want to work here?
Happy Pride Month! At SARRC, we strive to support the LGBTQ+ community by beginning with our community first. This includes spreading education and awareness about the LGBTQ+ and autism intersection, a highly overlooked and underserved community.
Due to the pandemic, the past two years of SARRC’s Annual Community Breakfast were transformed into virtual events. However, for 2022, we finally were able to celebrate in person as a community! SARRC held its Annual Community Breakfast on Thursday, April 14, 2022, at the Arizona Biltmore Resort! The event was themed “Better Together” and featured personal stories from families, clients, and community leaders.
The extra special program was a celebration of 25 years of dedicated service and impact:
Thanks to our supportive, inclusive community, we are creating a better world for individuals with autism and their families. As we recognize April as a time to raise acceptance and awareness, we thank you for making our progress possible this past 25 years.
On Friday, March 18, SARRC hosted its fourth Swirl, Sip and Savor event at the Royal Palms Resort & Spa to raise awareness and funds for Think Autism®, a program that aims to identify subtle social challenges in children, as well as other early intervention initiatives at SARRC.
PHOENIX — For the first time in nearly 20 years, the CDC and American Academy of Pediatrics has made changes to its developmental milestones in children. The revisions, both groups said, are meant to give medical experts more specific guidelines as children grow.
Valley medical experts at Banner Desert Children’s and the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center said the modifications presented clearer benchmarks for both families and pediatricians. That’s important so teams of medical experts can identify developmental delays.
SARRC is celebrating its 25th anniversary! For 25 years, we have met so many individuals and families and have been honored to be a part of their autism journey. To celebrate this milestone in SARRC’s history, we reconnected with some of the families that were involved with SARRC from the early days to see how they are doing now!
We spoke with Stacy Strombeck-Goodrich and her son Lance as our first 25-Year “Blast from the Past” families!
On March 3, SARRC celebrated the official grand opening of its newest campus location within the Paiute Neighborhood Center, a city of Scottsdale-operated community that features social, recreational, cultural and educational programs and services.