Giant thanks to the Arizona Diamondbacks for donating game tickets to our Action Heros! Shown here is Cullen Maxey, Executive VP of Business Operations, helping us knock it out of the park!
The Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) has appointed Amy Kenzer, PhD, BCBA-D, as its Clinical Services Director, effective June 3, 2013. Dr. Kenzer assumes the position now held by Daniel Openden, PhD, BCBA-D, who will be ascending to the position of SARRC President/CEO as of July 1, 2013.
As Clinical Services Director, Dr. Kenzer will lead SARRC in developing, overseeing and evaluating its clinical services and programs for children ages 0-12.
Asperger's Disorder (AD) is an autism spectrum disorder characterized by social difficulties, communication differences, and restricted interests and unusual patterns of behavior.
Children with AD are often overlooked. Their language development, while sometimes odd, is not delayed. There may be no obvious cognitive impairment. Children who are left undiagnosed and untreated often struggle with depression, anxiety, peer victimization, social isolation, academics, life skills and much more.
2013 SARRC Community Breakfast
Thanks to everyone who attended our 15th Annual Community Breakfast. We look forward to seeing you again next year!
April is Autism Awareness Month. As the autism prevalence rate continues to skyrocket: 1 in 88 children nationally and 1 in 64 in Arizona, our work and your support is more important than ever.
Join SARRC and our partners for informative and fun events all month long!
Sprouts Farmers Markets, one of the largest and fastest growing natural foods retailers in the country, will once again host a two-week Autism Speaks Puzzle Piece Campaign to raise funds and awareness for the autism community beginning February 27. Autism Speaks is the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization dedicated to funding autism research, increasing public awareness and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
Sprouts shoppers raised $308,000 in 2010, and increased their generosity by raising $400,000 in 2011.
SARRC Names New President & CEO as Part of Leadership Succession Plan
We are pleased to share important news with you involving SARRC's leadership. For the last few years, Jeri Kendle, SARRC President, has been working with the SARRC Board of Directors to create a leadership development and succession plan. This week, SARRC is announcing that Daniel Openden, Ph.D, BCBA-D, will serve as President & CEO as of July 1, 2013.
The Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC) is set to launch a new program in collaboration with the Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (ADDPC), which will advance self-sufficiency and promote independence for adults with autism. Through a $91,568 grant provided by the ADDPC in a competitive bidding process, SARRC will expand its entrepreneurial training through the Self-Employment Leads to Freedom (SELF) project.
SARRC's Vice President and Clinical Services Director, Daniel Openden, Ph.D., BCBA-D, will be joining Dr. Bill Frea on Autism Spectrum Radio to discuss parent training and SARRC's Community School. To tune in to this exciting segment, visit Voice America's Health and Wellness Channel at the link below June 5th at 11:00am (PST).
If you're unable to join us at that time, you can download the show beginning June 6th via the same link or on iTunes.
On May 30, 2012, Keith "Casey" Callahan and his dog, Boomer, are heading out on an adventure of a lifetime. A carpenter for over 44 years and devoted AZ Diamondbacks fan, Casey recently retired and plans to spend the summer traveling around the country visiting national parks, historical monuments and major league ballparks.