YES Day for Autism: A New Community Event for All!

Date

October 24th, 2021, 8:00am to 12:00pm

Address

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!

WHAT IS YES DAY FOR AUTISM?

SARRC is retiring our partnership with Autism Speaks' annual walk and we are excited to introduce YES Day for Autism™—a new, free event focused on raising funds, awareness and acceptance! 

Everyone is invited and encouraged to join our efforts: families, friends, partners, and the community at large who are driven by a desire to create more supportive, inclusive communities for people with autism.

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!) leading up to our in-person community event on Sunday, Oct. 24 at Tempe Beach Park (a celebration you won’t want to miss!)

When you say “yes,” you are saying: 

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.

So…are you in? It’s easy…just say YES! Register and get started today here »

EVENT DETAILS

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: Register for YES Day here »

WHY: Through SARRC’s YES Day for Autism, we 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. And importantly, all dollars raised will be kept in Arizona for Arizona.

Sponsorship Information

If you're interested in learning more about becoming involved in YES Day for Autism as an event sponsor, view our sponsorship opportunities here »