In 2008, two years before my nephew Elijah was born, I began helping families who were seeking immigration relief in hardship cases. I spent a great deal of time researching and interviewing applicants about special needs awareness in other parts of the world. This is when I was first introduced to autism.
Christophore Wang was around 2.5 years old when he received an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis. His parents, Ying and Jim, felt overwhelmed. Where could they turn for help? How did they navigate the insurance portion? What preschool should he be at?
Their diagnosing psychologist provided the family with a list of services and places that could help, and Ying sat down to begin her research.
One of the places mentioned on the list was Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC).
“I saw the JumpStart program,” Ying shares.
This trial has concluded.
SARRC's research team is enrolling children ages 16 to 30 months in a new clinical trial that may reshape the diagnostic process for autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Planning your family’s summer getaway can be stressful. The SARRC team put together some helpful tips to help you organize your vacation ahead of time to make it an enjoyable trip for everyone!
On May 10, GateWay Community College (GWCC) honored the First Place Transition Academy 2018 graduating class at their commencement ceremony, marking the end of the two-year program in partnership with First Place AZ and the Foundation for Senior Living.
“We congratulate our graduates and look forward to their continued success and future accomplishments,” says Brad Herron-Valenzuela, Transition Academy Instructor. “We’re especially proud of each and every students’ efforts to live an independent and self-determined life.”
In late April, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data from the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network (ADDM) on the prevalence of autism in the U.S.
SARRC and Changing Hands Bookstore are partnering for a special event featuring renowned scientist and author, Temple Grandin.
On Tuesday May 29, Dr. Grandin will make a special visit to Mesa where she will share her most recent endeavor, "Calling All Minds," a book of personal stories, inventions and facts that will blow young inventors' minds and make them soar.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 | 7:00 p.m.
Mountain View High School
2700 East Brown Road
Mesa, AZ 85213
Tickets: $23.52 – $26.52
“With You, We Can” was the theme of this year’s Annual Community Breakfast, hosted by Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC). More than 1,600 guests came together on Thursday, April 26 at the Arizona Biltmore marking SARRC’s 20th event.
When Claire and Brian Kelley’s third child was born, they were concerned that he might have delays or be on the autism spectrum.
Their oldest, now 6, had been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), though the middle one, now 4, doesn’t yet have a diagnosis.
“You always worry, you always have it in the back of your mind,” Claire shares.
NOW ENROLLING: Toddler Preschool Program
Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center’s (SARRC) Community School is pleased to announce the opening of a toddler classroom at its Tempe campus location. The new toddler preschool program is enrolling children 18-23 months for the 2018-19 school year. Students will benefit from an enriching classroom experience, a 4:1 student- teacher ratio, individualized instruction and much more.
The Community School's Tempe campus is located at 975 E Warner Rd, Tempe, 85284.