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Housing Complex for Adults with Autism Opens in Phoenix

June 19, 2014

A newly-refurbished apartment building in Phoneix, Ariz., will give adults with autism a chance to live more independent lives. The year-long project was undertaken by the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center, First Place AZ and the Foundation for Senior Living.

SARRC co-founder Denise Resnick told KTAR News, "This property that is opening is co-locating 15 apartments for seniors and six two-bedroom apartments with young adults with autism.”

Daniel Openden Named SARRC President and CEO

July 17, 2013

This month, Daniel Openden, Ph.D, BCBA-D, begins as the new president and CEO of the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC), a move announced earlier this year as part of SARRC’s leadership succession plan. Dr. Openden has served as SARRC’s vice president and clinical services director since 2007.  He succeeds Jeri Kendle as president. Dr.

Sprouts Farmers Market Will Raise Awareness During Annual Autism Speaks Puzzle Piece Campaign

In-store fundraising campaign returns Feb.27 to benefit local communities
February 26, 2013

PHOENIX (Feb. 26, 2013) - Sprouts Farmers Markets, one of the largest and fastest growing natural foods retailers in the country, will once again host a two-week Autism Speaks Puzzle Piece Campaign to raise funds and awareness for the autism community beginning February  27.  Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization dedicated to funding autism research, increasing public awareness and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.