YES Day for Autism!


October 24th, 2021, 9:00am


80 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281

Location Name

Tempe Beach Park
Save the date for the inaugural YES Day for Autism—a day to celebrate acceptance and inclusion in communities across Arizona!


SARRC is retiring its participation in the Autism Speaks annual walk event and is introducing: YES Day for Autism! This new, exciting event aims to shift SARRC’s previous walk event infrastructure towards a new fundraising campaign that will raise critical funding where all dollars raised will be kept in Arizona for Arizona.

We hope you join us as we say:

YES! to listening to and understanding people with autism.
YES! to early screening, diagnosis, and access to effective services.
YES! to high-quality education and healthcare.
YES! to training for first responders.
YES! to supporting employment opportunities for adults with autism.
YES! to innovative housing solutions.
YES! to building more supportive, inclusive communities across Arizona.
YES! to celebrating Arizona’s first YES Day for Autism!


WHO: Everyone! Families, friends, partners, and the community at large who are driven by a desire to create more supportive, inclusive communities.

WHAT: To signify the 1 in 71 children identified with autism in Arizona, YES Day for Autism is a 71-day fundraising and awareness campaign that kicks off Monday, Aug. 16 (but we encourage participants to get a head-start!). Teams will have the chance to recruit team members and fundraise (score cool prizes along the way!) during the 71 days leading up to our in-person community event on Sunday, Oct. 24 at Tempe Beach Park (a celebration you won’t want to miss!)

WHERE: The in-person YES Day for Autism event will be held at Tempe Beach Park on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. Participants will have the opportunity to enjoy family-friendly games and activities, various vendors and resource booths, and much more!

HOW: Registration details coming soon!

WHY: Through SARRC’s YES Day for Autism, Arizona will proudly celebrate what’s possible when we work together, share resources, and collaborate effectively to say “yes” for people with autism and their families.

Check back soon for more information regarding registration, nonprofit participation applications, sponsorship opportunities, and more!