SARRC's Beneficial Beans Garden received a major face-life thanks to Rain Bird and Clean Cut Landscape Management, which generously donated and installed a new state-of-the-art irrigation system and cleared away old brush. After the renovation project, our new irrigation system features Wi-Fi capability and the garden increased by nearly 30 percent.
The 2017 Autism Speaks Walk in Partnership with SARRC theme “Powered by Love” could not be more appropriate for returning walk team, Team Blain. April and Brad Tucker started Team Blain in honor of their son Blain, who was diagnosed with autism at 3.5 years old.
Team Blain was inspired by the importance of family, friends, love and determination. Early on in their son’s diagnosis, SARRC, along with several local healthcare professionals, gave the Tuckers an understanding of how to navigate the next steps in their journey with autism.
Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center’s (SARRC) Community School celebrated the opening of an additional classroom at its Tempe campus on Monday, Aug. 2, which also marked the first day of school for more than 100 students.
After learning of SARRC through his son’s participation in a program, Mark Metzger decided he wanted to spend part of his retirement helping young adults with autism on their path to independence.
Building a strong network of inclusive summer camps aligns with SARRC’s mission and commitment to inclusive practices. For five years and growing, a small, but robust SARRC team has been collaborating with camps in Arizona to provide inclusive summer camp opportunities for youth.
The Fourth of July can be a weekend filled with excitement and fun activities for the whole family. Strategizing a plan can be key as you prepare for your weekend activities. Check out these tips from our team to your family as you plan for the upcoming holiday!
Eric is your typical teenager. His feet kick in some pretty rad shoes, he’s got an endless list of stories about good times with his friends, and he’s looking forward to school being out for the summer.
There are also some amazing things that set Eric apart. He’s captivated an audience on stage for both school and community theater programs, often singing under a pretty bright spotlight. He’s also first chair viola for his school’s orchestra.
Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to its board of directors, each of whom bring a wealth of knowledge and leadership to the organization.
“I am excited to welcome Amanda Aguirre, Monica Coury and Ken McElroy to our board,” says SARRC President and CEO Daniel Openden. “Each of them have a passionate commitment to our mission and the desire to help shape an ambitious future for SARRC.”
By Mathilde Rispoli
I remember the first time I walked into SARRC. I was in the reception area, waiting with my leg bouncing up and down. I was nervously thinking about what my first volunteer session as a peer mentor in the CommunityWorks® program would be like. My only experience with autism was through stories my mom had told me about her time as a teacher in a self-contained classroom.