“Autism is my superpower,” says Bodie Bernosky, who started at Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center’s Community School as a young child in 2008.
His family heartily agrees. “He’s right,” says his father, Greg Bernosky. “Individuals with autism are capable of amazing things and have a worldview that should be celebrated and supported as much as possible.”
Adhering to that philosophy, the Bernosky family became members of SARRC’s Legacy Circle, making the group part of their estate plan.
“Our broader community needs each other more than ever, and the autism community is no exception,” says Greg, who also serves on SARRC’s board of directors. “This commitment is an opportunity for us to support those who have done so much to support families like ours.”
The Bernosky family contacted SARRC almost immediately after their son’s diagnosis to find out more about the organization and how it could support Bodie. It turned into a lasting connection.
“SARRC has already helped our own family and we hope our contributions will help others in these ways as well,” says Greg. “We support SARRC’s mission of advancing research and providing a lifetime of support for individuals with autism and their families.”
If you would like to learn more about becoming a Legacy Circle member and ensuring the continued vitality and growth of SARRC’s services from one generation to the next, please contact Beth Salazar at [email protected] or 602-340-8717, ext. 1039.