SARRC Celebrates Grand Opening of Scottsdale Campus

Pictured L-R: Executive Council Charities Board Member, Cory Shepherd; City of Scottsdale Assistant City Manager, Bill Murphey; SARRC President & CEO, Daniel Openden; City of Scottsdale Mayor Ortega; Willmeng Construction President James Murphy.

On March 3, SARRC celebrated the official grand opening of its newest campus location within the Paiute Neighborhood Center, a city of Scottsdale-operated community that features social, recreational, cultural and educational programs and services.

SARRC will initially feature two of its comprehensive intervention programs including the Comprehensive Behavioral Program—a program where one-on-one ABA-based treatment is implemented in the home and in the community, as well as the Community School—an inclusive preschool for both children with autism spectrum disorder and typically developing children ages 18 months to 5 years.

“We are grateful to our friends at the city of Scottsdale who have made SARRC’s newest campus possible,” said Daniel Openden, SARRC’s President and CEO. “In 2019, we announced a bold vision of becoming a statewide organization by 2030, and through this supportive partnership, we are one step closer to realizing that vision.”

The South Scottsdale location was selected for several reasons including a welcoming, permanent environment for clients and their families; easy access to families; and ample space as the campus will also support administrative staff and feature multiple therapy rooms.

“The Paiute Neighborhood Center offers an exceptional resource to neighboring areas and we are confident that SARRC’s presence will also provide valuable resources and services to these same families,” said Openden. “We look forward to being part of this thriving, diverse and supportive community.”

Thanks to the generous support of Executive Council Charities, a nonprofit dedicated to helping youth, SARRC’s Scottsdale Paiute Campus was selected as the organization’s Special Project for 2021—providing valuable in-kind services that greatly reduced construction and design costs through their professional connections. Council members worked with Cresa Project Management, RSP Architects, Willmeng Construction and TRUEFORM landscape architecture studio, all of which are donated their services and helped to secure in-kind donations from construction and design firms to support needed renovations and updates throughout the campus.

The Scottsdale Paiute Campus marks SARRC’s fourth location with two campuses in Phoenix and one in Tempe. For more information or questions about enrollment, please contact SARRC’s Family Resource Team at 602-606-9806.