Part of our mission at SARRC is to assist families affected by ASD and provide them with support resources such as the following:

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Opening Doors: A Discussion of Residential Options for Adults Living with Autism and Related Disorders (2009)

Opening Doors proposes actionable steps that address the demand for supportive housing and communities that maximize independent living for a rising population of individuals with ASD.

Together with local and national collaborating partners from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, SARRC is advancing the recommendations in this 2009 Opening Doors report through our affiliation with First Place, an international residential model that supports more independent living.

Life Journey through Autism: A Guide for Military Families (2010)

This guide is designed to give military families the tools and access to information they need on their unique life journey through autism.

Life Journey Through Autism: A Parent's Guide to Assessment (2008)

This guide for parents 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 Transition to Adulthood (2006)

This transition guide is designed to give parents, teachers, and other education professionals an introduction to the transition to adulthood process.

Life Journey Through Autism: Navigating the Special Education System

This guide provides parents  a basic understanding of special education services, their child’s rights, and their own. The information and tools in this guide will also enable parents to successfully navigate the education system anywhere in the country, giving them, for example, background information on special education in the United States, laws and regulations about special education, and a detailed explanation about Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)

AzAAP Consensus Statement on the Care of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Related to Arizona HB 2847 (revised 2012)
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.

Additional Downloads and Articles

  • 100-Day Kit - The Autism Speaks 100 Day Kit and the Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Tool Kit were created specifically for newly diagnosed families to make the best possible use of the 100 days following their child's diagnosis of autism or AS/HFA.
  • Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew - From the book Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew, BY Ellen Notbohm. 
  • Life Journey through Autism Series - Seven Life Journey guidebooks and The Best of The OARacle to date.