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Wendi and Howard Sobelman

Like many Legacy Circle members, Wendi and Howard Sobelman were first introduced to Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) early in their family’s journey with autism.

“When our son was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, we searched for a resource that could help our family, and found SARRC,” said Howard. “We have received many services from SARRC over the years and it’s evident that every employee has a genuine interest in not only helping but developing customized programs for our son.”

For more than 16 years, SARRC has helped guide the Sobelman family in their journey, moving them to leave a gift that would allow for the continued support of families as they begin their autism journeys.

The Sobelman’s have supported SARRC in many ways: Howard and Wendi have served as Annual Community Breakfast event co-chairs and Howard has served on the board of directors for ten years, eight of which were as the board chairman. They are also Legacy Circle members, which means they have designated a planned gift that will ensure the continued growth of SARRC’s services from one generation to the next.

“We have supported SARRC for many years, and we look forward to continuing our support in various ways for the rest of our lives, so joining the Legacy Circle was a natural step,” said Howard.
To the Sobelman family, SARRC has provided them with a sense of community and a way to meet other families, which in turn has provided a shared support system.

“As Legacy Circle members, we hope that our gift will ensure a healthy financial future for SARRC to allow for an expanded reach to every Arizona family impacted by autism,” said Howard.

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.