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Arizona Autism Resources

A critical part of SARRC's mission is to assist families affected by ASDs and provide resources that support them. To that end, SARRC has developed a community resource directory that provides listings for various Arizona-based autism support groups as well as contact information for businesses and individuals who provide ASD-related services.

In addition, SARRC welcomes information from other organizations that support families with workshops and programs. To have your support group or business listed, or to post a program or workshop that may benefit SARRC families, please email sarrc@autismcenter.org.



AzAAP Consensus Statement on the Care of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (related to Arizona HB 2847)

A consensus statement by Arizona pediatricians regarding best approaches to the screening, referral, diagnosis, and treatment of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in Arizona.



Opening Doors: A Discussion of Residential Options for Adults Living with Autism and Related Disorders

A newly released collaborative study, Opening Doors is a discussion of residential options for adults living with autism and related disorders.

 

Life Journey Through Autism: A Parent's Guide to Assessment

Life Journey Through Autism: A Parent's Guide to Assessment is intended to remove the mystery surrounding assessment, provide you with a practical understanding of the assessment process, equip you as a parent with the knowledge and confidence to become a key participant in the process, and help you learn to use assessment outcomes to improve services and interventions for your child.

 

Life Journey Through Autism: A Guide for Military Families

Life Journey Through Autism: A Guide for Military Families is designed to give each military family the tools and access to information that it needs on its unique life journey through autism.

 

Life Journey Through Autism: A Guide for Transition to Adulthood

Life Journey Through Autism: A Guide for Transition to Adulthood is designed to give parents, teachers, and other education professionals an introduction to the transition to adulthood process.

 

Autism, Epilepsy & Seizures

How to recognize the signs and basic first aid when you do. Courtesy of The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation.


Support for Grandparents of Children with Autism

When a grandchild is diagnosed with autism, a grandparent mourns twice—once for their grandchild and again for their child. Having a son or daughter faced with the challenge of raising a child with autism, grandparents want to do all they can to support their children and their grandchildren. SARRC's Grandparents Support Group is the vision of Kathy Bosco, a grandparent of a child with autism. Kathy recognized the growing need to include grandparents in the circle of help and hope through providing
a real understanding of autism. Most importantly, the group focuses on providing grandparents with the tools and knowledge that will empower their entire family as they navigate the world of autism. Since its beginning, Grandparents Group has grown to include more than 300 grandparents throughout Arizona, many of whom have children living across the country. The invaluable blend of hope, research and education gained through presentations at the monthly group meetings help grandparents support their families wherever their location.

The goal of the Grandparent Support Group is to -

  • EMPOWER...the Grandparents Group meets monthly
    from October through May at SARRC's Campus for
    Exceptional Children. Through facilitated discussions,
    individuals gain insight, develop strength and find hope
    through shared experiences.
  • ENRICH... Guest speakers and professional
    presentations provide key information on the latest
    research, therapeutic programs and resources available in
    the field of autism.
  • SUPPORT... The Grandparents Group is here for you! By
    attending the meetings, you will collect vital information,
    tips and strategies that will help your entire family wherever
    you may be on the lifelong journey of autism.
  • GET INVOLVED... Be a member of our dynamic
    Grandparent Volunteer Team! There are many great
    opportunities for grandparents to give back to families
    affected by autism through volunteerism.

For more information, please contact Addie Mocca, volunteer coordinator, at
(602) 218-8203 or Kathy Bosco, Grandparents Group chair, at (602) 956-4322.