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Join the Movement. Be Inspired.

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) is excited to celebrate YES Day for Autism™ with our supportive community on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2024! Leading up to our in-person event, we encourage our community to register in advance to help raise funds, awareness, and acceptance!

Everyone is invited and encouraged to join our efforts: families, friends, partners and the community at large who are driven by a desire to create more supportive, inclusive communities for people with autism.

Sunday, October 27  |  Tempe Beach Park  |  9 a.m. – Noon

Leading up to YES Day for Autism on Sunday, Oct. 27, teams are encouraged to raise funds by 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: Visit and chat with a diverse network of autism providers from around Arizona.
  • Live Entertainment & Special Performances:  Join celebrity personal trainer Chris Powell, The Be Kind Crew, and many more performers who look forward to providing fun and interactive entertainment from the main stage.
  • Carnival & Kids’ Zone: Enjoy an array of arts and crafts, face painting stations, carnival games and prizes, team relay races, and more.
  • Eats & Treats: Explore more local food trucks dishing up delicious eats from around the Valley.
  • Sprouts Pumpkin Patch: Choose a free pumpkin in the Sprouts Pumpkin Patch and head to our no-carve decorating stations.

The event will also include a large quiet zone where families can take breaks.


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 [email protected].


Randi O’Connor, Director of Individual Giving and Events
[email protected]