Kick-starting Kindergarten with the Support of JumpStart
For Samantha Espinoza, the early indicators of autism were noticeable in their daughter, Eden, as early as 2 years old. Eden routinely found difficulty in being flexible with routines and
SARRC Celebrates 2023 Annual Community Breakfast
Nearly 1,500 community members from around the Valley filled the Frank Lloyd Wright Ballroom at the Arizona Biltmore Resort to celebrate SARRC’s Annual Community Breakfast themed, Imagine.
A Day in the Life: Jamie Le, Senior Behavior Therapist
Hello, I’m Jamie Le! I’m a Senior Behavior Therapist in the Comprehensive Behavioral Program (CBP) at SARRC where I’ve worked for six years. What drew you to SARRC? Why did
Planning for the Future By Emily B. Kile, Esq. I want to care for my child after I’m gone, but I was told by my lawyer not to leave any
CDC Releases New Data on Autism Prevalence To 1 In 36 Children in U.S., 1 In 36 In Ariz.
On March 23, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data from the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network (ADDM) reporting that about 1 in 36 8-year-old
A Day in the Life: Padmaja Lakamsani, Senior Research Coordinator
Hello! My name is Padmaja Lakamsani, and I’m a senior research coordinator within SARRC’s Research Department! I’ve been with SARRC for four years as a research coordinator. Early on, I
Family Makes 2,000-Mile Journey to Find Support At SARRC
The LaPlante family, who reside in Niagara-on-the-Lake, a small farming community in Ontario, Canada, faced challenges finding resources for their 4-year-old son Lucas after receiving his autism diagnosis in 2021.
The Importance of Early Diagnosis and Intervention of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Published on Jan. 31 in Arizona Parenting Magazine In the following article, Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center’s (SARRC) Chief Science Officer, Dr. Christopher J. Smith, discusses the importance of early
Now Enrolling: Mindfulness-Based Intervention Study for Teens with Autism
We are currently recruiting teens (ages 13 to 18) with ASD without intellectual disability (IQ of 70 or above) and at least one parent/caregiver to participate in a study of
A Day in the Life: Nicole Grum, Senior Behavior Therapist
Hello! My name is Nicole Grum, and I’m a senior behavior therapist at SARRC’s Phoenix Community School. I started my journey at SARRC almost five years ago as a part-time team member
Free Autism Programs Available to Eligible Arizona Families
Thanks to the Gila River Indian Community, we are offering full scholarship opportunities (up to $2,250) for some of our most popular parent training programs! This opportunity is offered to parents