SARRC Breakfast Celebrates 25 Years of Autism Research & Programs

The Event: SARRC’s Annual Community Breakfast – “Better Together” The Cause: Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center Event Date: April 14, 2022 Location: Arizona Biltmore Resort Event Co-Chairs: Jena & Charlie Markle and Pearl & Mac Esau Presenting Sponsor: Jaburg Wilk Décor: Linda Beeckman Flowers  Notable Moments: The always emotional program garnered two standing ovations this year. The first to […]

SARRC Benefits from Chef-Driven ‘Swirl, Sip and Savor’ Event

  The Event: Swirl, Sip and Savor The Cause: Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center Event Date: March 18, 2022 Location: The Royal Palms Resort & Spa Presenting Sponsor: MJ Insurance Co-Chairs: Laura & Mike Bill Honoree: Patty Dion Dollars Raised: $500,000+ Auctioneer:  Jennie Heal Featured Chefs: Matt Carter of Fat Ox, The Mission & Zinc Bistro, Mark Tarbell of […]

Three Moms Leading From the Heart

“Look for the helpers,” Mr. Rogers said, when it comes to facing tough times. In honor of Mother’s Day, we salute three extraordinary moms that took a challenge and transformed it into help that extends far beyond their immediate families. Jennifer Gage, founder of GiGi’s Playhouse Phoenix When Jennifer Gage gave birth to her first […]

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center Expanding to Scottsdale

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center is expanding its footprint to Scottsdale, occupying space in the Paiute Neighborhood Center (6535 E. Osborn Road), a City of Scottsdale-operated community that features social, recreational, cultural and educational programs and services. With a goal opening date of early summer, SARRC will offer several of its long-term programs to […]

SARRC Raises $375K for Asperger’s Support Initiative

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center hosted its bi-annual Swirl, Sip and Savor event earlier this month at the Royal Palms Resort & Spa raising $375,000 for the organization’s ThinkAsperger’s initiative which aims to boost awareness, early diagnosis and solutions for individuals with Asperger’s syndrome and their families. The event featured tastings from premier California […]

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center Elects New Board Members

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center has elected Pearl Chang Esau and Gregory Bernosky to its Board of Directors. Pearl Chang Esau is an educator, advocate and policy expert. She has worked as a fifth grade teacher and nonprofit executive championing for excellent education for all students. “It’s hard to put into words how much […]

1,800 Guests Gather for Autism Center’s 20th Year

“Revolution: Redefining the Status Quo” was the theme of this year’s Annual Community Breakfast held by Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center on April 28. SARRC hosted nearly 1,800 guests at the Arizona Biltmore and were joined by people with autism and their families as well as business, community, and elected leaders. The event, which […]