Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center

Rating: 4.56 stars   16 reviews

Issues: Disabilities, Education, Health

Location: 300 N. 18th. Street Phoenix AZ 85006 USA

Mission: Established in 1997, the mission of the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC) is to advance research and provide a lifetime of support for individuals with autism and their families.
Results: In 2013, SARRC provided more than 1,500 individualized services and research for children, teens, and adults with ASD; served nearly 3,000 parents, family members, typical peers, and community members; and trained more than 3,500 educational and medical professionals.
Target demographics: advance research and provide a lifetime of support for individuals with autism and their families.
Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2013, SARRC provided more than 1,500 individualized services and research for children, teens, and adults with ASD; served nearly 3,000 parents, family members, typical peers, and community members; and trained more than 3,500 educational and medical professionals.
Geographic areas served: Arizona
Programs: SARRC provides programs that address the needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) of all ages by offering an early intervention program for newly diagnosed children up to six years of age; a four-classroom inclusive preschool for children from 18 months to five years of age; K-12 school consultation services, and school-based inclusion programs to promote peer understanding and acceptance of those with differences; home-based programs; remote telemedicine and parent training for military families and those in rural communities with limited services; community-based life skills and vocational experiences for teens (ages 13-18); and employment services, life skills training, and educational opportunities for adults.
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 31-1496646
602-340-8717
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Rating: 5 stars  

My experienced with SARRC began shortly after my beautiful son Issac was diagnosed with Autism 10 years ago. Our journey with Autism began with SARRC and it not only provided the greatest roadmap of support but also the roadmap for hope. SARRC's mission of support through the life span of those impacted by this condition, continues to evolve and grow as our kids grow. We were blessed by the impact SARRC had in our son and in our lives and seeing the positive impact it has in so many families today, makes me commit to this great organization in heart and soul. The programs developed by SARRC and its amazing staff, and more importantly the great results of such programs, are an example the power of the human spirit, channeled through science and research.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

One of my grandsons has autism and is receiving support from SARRC. They have provided training at both their facility as well as in our home. All of the staff have been knowledgeable and very caring individuals. Not only do they know the technical side of autism and what treatments are most effective, they also understand the people side and how a truly compassionate coaching environment improves learning. We are very blessed to have SARRC's support.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my personal life by seeing the impact they have had on my grandson, and in the lives of countless others through my service on SARRC's Board

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

get better insurance coverage from medical insurance carriers for individuals and families affected by autism.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you learn about this organization?

Through a friend.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

To continue and expand the services currently being offered.

What is its top priority in the long run?

To provide a "lifetime of care" for individuals and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), from training parents of infants how to interact with their child, schooling, vocational training and job placement, and residential services for adults on the ASD.

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