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April Is for Acceptance and Awareness: Learn How You Can Help!

Autism Awareness and Acceptance 2022

Thanks to our supportive, inclusive community, we are creating a better world for individuals with autism and their families. As we recognize April as a time to raise acceptance and awareness, we thank you for making our progress possible this past 25 years.

Support Inclusion with Bashas’

Join Bashas’ in celebrating Champions for Inclusion this April! All month long, Bashas’ customers can support three local charities making a difference for people with disabilities – Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center, Special Olympics Arizona and Southwest Human Development, the Easterseals affiliate for central and northern Arizona. While checking out, consider a gift of any amount and 100% of the proceeds will go back to support all three charities. Find a Bashas’ near you »

Picazzo’s Healthy Italian Kitchen Dessert Fundraiser

Have your cake and eat it, too! During the entire month of April, our amazing friends at Picazzo’s Healthy Italian Kitchen are celebrating autism acceptance and awareness! Order any dessert item (Tiramisu, Hot Apple Crisp, Chocolate Chip Cookie or New York Style Cheezecake) and they will donate $1 from each purchase to SARRC. Picazzo’s has five locations throughout the Valley, and one location in Sedona. Find a location near you »


In their third year, our incredibly talented friends at Apeman Strong, a premier athletic apparel company, released an exclusive, limited edition Autism Awareness tee where $5 from each purchase will come back to SARRC in April. Sizing for men, women, and children is available. Raise awareness while also looking sporty! Shop at »

MELTING POT Fundraiser 

A great excuse to dine out is here! Grab a bite to eat at The Melting Pot of Ahwatukee or The Melting Pot of Arrowhead and a portion of proceeds from your visit will be donated directly to SARRC! It’s as easy as mentioning “SARRC” to your server. Make a reservation by calling (Ahwatukee) 480-704-9206  or  (Arrowhead) 623-444-4946. Find a location near you »

D-backs vs. Mets: Autism Awareness day

On Sunday, April 24, the Arizona Diamondbacks will host Autism Awareness Day! Tickets are available at a special discounted rate and a portion of each ticket purchased through this offer will be donated to SARRC. There will also be an Autism Resource Fair in centerfield with a variety of activities. SARRC will be onsite with a special booth, so be sure to stop by and say hi!

To take advantage of the discount, choose “SARRC” at check out. All tickets are digital. Purchase yours today at »  


Take out and round up! Support SARRC April 26-May 23 at all participating Arizona Carl’s Jr. locations by rounding up your bill to the nearest dollar. It’s the easiest way to give back and will make a huge impact, all while enjoying your meal! Find a location near you »

More ways to give

View the many other ways you can give back to SARRC in April, and beyond! However you decide to contribute, you are helping to advance our mission to advance research and provide a lifetime of support for individuals with autism and their families. Learn more about ways to give back »


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