About YES Day for Autism

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) is excited to celebrate YES Day for Autism with our amazing, supportive community on Sunday, Oct. 23! 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.

YES Day for Autism is a fundraising and awareness campaign. Teams will have the chance to recruit team members and fundraise (score cool prizes along the way!) during the weeks leading up to our in-person community event on Sunday, Oct. 23 at Tempe Beach Park (a celebration you won’t want to miss!).

When you say "YES for Autism," 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.

So…are you in? It’s easy…just say YES!

Through SARRC’s YES Day for Autism, Arizona will proudly celebrate what’s possible when we work together, share resources, and collaborate effectively to say “yes” for people with autism and their families. And importantly, all dollars raised in Arizona for Arizona.