Third Annual YES Day for Autism


October 29th, 2023, 9:00am to 12:00pm


80 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281

Location Name

Tempe Beach Park
Save the date for the second annual YES Day for Autism— a day to celebrate acceptance and inclusion in communities across Arizona.


Join Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center for our 2023 YES Day for Autism™—a family-friendly fundraising event. The day will include a robust Autism Resource Fair, fun kids' zone, live entertainment, a pumpkin patch, and much more! 

Leading up to YES Day for Autism on Sunday, Oct. 29, teams are encouraged to raise funds through engaging their personal network of family and friends to support SARRC’s goal of being able to provide support and access to families across our state. Importantly, all dollars raised will be kept in Arizona for Arizona.

When you say “yes,” you are saying:

YES! to listening to and understanding people with autism.
YES! to early screening, diagnosis, and access to effective services.
YES! to high-quality education and healthcare.
YES! to training for first responders.
YES! to supporting employment opportunities for adults with autism.
YES! to innovative housing solutions.
YES! to building more supportive, inclusive communities across Arizona.

Event Highlights

  • Resource Fair
  • Live Entertainment & Special Performances
  • Sprouts Pumpkin Patch
  • Carnival Zone
  • Eats and Treats


Interested in participating in YES Day for Autism as a sponsor? Learn how you can help SARRC create more supportive, inclusive communities for people on the autism spectrum and their families through a meaningful sponsorship opportunity. For sponsorship inquiries, contact Lauren Smith at 602.218.8213 or


Randi O’Connor, Director of Individual Giving and Events