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News & Updates

April 2024

T-Shirt Shop Sale!

Are you ready to show the love this April for Autism Acceptance Month?

Find your next favorite shirt in our T-Shirt Shop from ThelmaLou Creations!

You'll find a variety of t-shirt designs that are available in multiple color options and available in sizes small through 4XL! You're sure to find something that meets your style. All proceeds benefit the Autism Society of Greater Phoenix!

Now through April 30th, use discount code ACCEPT2024 at checkout to receive 10% off your order!


Community Partner

Parent Training at the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center

SARRC’s Parent Training program aims to provide lasting benefits to both your child and family throughout a lifetime. Parent Training equips parents and caregivers with strategies to help teach appropriate language, social, and play skills. Additionally, SARRC is offering this program at no cost to families living in select areas of Arizona.


Panda Express Fundraiser on 4/26

Join us for a Panda Express FUNdraiser for the Autism Society of Greater Phoenix on Friday, April 26th! Place your order for pickup or delivery.

Where: Any Panda Express - Available at Panda Express locations Nationwide!

Valid on ONLINE ORDERS ONLY for pickup or delivery but available NATIONWIDE!

Apply code 921922 in the Fundraiser Code box during online checkout at or via their app.

Thank you Panda Express for supporting the Autism Society of Greater Phoenix!


Celebrate Autism Acceptance

Celebrate Autism Acceptance on Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. The Autism Society will be hosting Kickin' It with Autism : An Autism Acceptance Celebration. Join us at DreamCatcher Park in Surprise for food, games, family photos, community resources, a stroll around the park, friends and fun! This event is free for all ages. DreamCatcher Park is a fully accessible athletic facility and is gated. The Arizona Ghostbusters will be available during the event and Princess Ariel will be on site from 11AM to Noon. And of course, there will be special surprises throughout the day!


Caregiver Support Groups

Connect with other parents & caregivers on this journey! Share your challenges, successes and gain support. Each group is led by the parent of a child with Autism. Join us at one or all of our groups!

When: Friday, May 10th

Time: 9:30 - 11 AM

Where: Panera Bread

I-10 & Pebble Creek Rd

Led by Sarah Blank


When: Friday, May 10th

Time: 9:30 - 11 AM

Where: Panera Bread

3rd St & Bell Rd

Led by Cynthia Cypher


When: Friday, May 10th

Time: 9:30 - 11 AM

Where: Panera Bread

Guadalupe & McClintock

Led by Rachel Lack


When: Monday, April 15th

Time: 6:30 - 7:45 PM

Where: Good Shepherd of the Hills in Cave Creek.

*This meeting is not religious based

Led by Angela Ajamie


This group is for dads of children with Autism of any age.

When: Sunday, May 26th

Time: 7:30 PM

Where: Online

Led by Dave Taylor


NEW Evening Group! Held the 1st Wednesday of each month starting in May!

When: Wednesday, May 1st

Time: 7:30 – 8:30 PM

Where: Online via Zoom

Gain support from anywhere! Registration is required to receive the meeting link.

This meeting is led by ASGP staff.


When: Tuesday, April 16th

Time: 11 AM - 12 PM

Where: Online via Zoom

Gain support from anywhere! Registration is required to receive the meeting link.

This meeting is led by ASGP staff.


Grupo de apoyo en español.

¡Únase a nosotros para recibir apoyo, compartir estrategias y ser escuchado!

Esta reunión está dirigida por Terry Perez

Cuando: Viernes, 26 de Abril

Hora: 9 - 11 AM

Dónde: Wesley Community & Health Centers: Golden Gate en Phoenix


Moms' Night Out: Spa Day!

When: Saturday, May 11th

Time: 3:30 – 5:30 PM

Where: MeTime Wellness Spa, Goodyear

Cost: $10 per attendee

Let every Mother feel special.

Join us for a special Moms’ Night Out – Spa Day! Join us for a beautiful afternoon to celebrate Moms of Neurodiverse children! Moms can enjoy refreshments, support and a relaxing spa service * if they choose.

This is an adults only event & makes for a great Mother's Day gift!

*Spa services may include: infrared sauna, halo therapy, tanning, 700 point massage chair, red light therapy and more. 

RSVP is required. Due to capacity limits, there are limited spots available.

4 spots currently remain!


Online Trainings

Autism 101: Come and learn about how to navigate the systems of care in Arizona. Perfect for newly diagnosed, families new to Arizona or those needing a refresher!

When: Tuesday, April 16th

Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Where: Online via Zoom


Transition 101: Come and learn about the services and resources that are available after high school and into adulthood.

When: Wednesday, April 24th

Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Where: Online via Zoom


Safety 101: Come and learn about keeping your loved one safe across all stages of life. Some safety topics discussed are home, water, school, online, wandering and more. Held quarterly.

When: Thursday, May 9th

Time: 9 - 11 AM

Where: Online via Zoom


Autistic Adult Groups

These support groups are for Autistic adults. Diagnosis is not necessary. Come and connect with other adults to share your experiences and opinions in a safe and nonjudgmental space.

ONLINE support group for ages 18+.

Led by Sue Golubock and Tara Marshall

When: Sat., May 11th

Time: 1 - 3 PM


IN PERSON support group for ages 17-35. Online option too!

Led by Dawn Oliver

When: Sat., April 27th

Time: 11 AM - 12:30 PM

Where: Foothills Christian Church of Glendale


IN PERSON support group for ages 18+

Led by Sue Golubock

When: Sat., April 27th

Time: 1 - 3 PM

Where: Friendship Village of Tempe


Autistic Adult Meetup

Join us for a meetup in the West Valley! Gather with old and new friends to make connections and have fun. Pizza and refreshments will be provided at this meetup. This group is intended for Autistic adults who are 20+ years old. Registration is required. This meetup is led by Teri Beardsley.

There will NOT be a meeting in April.

When: Saturday, May 4th

Time: 12:30 – 2:30 PM

Where: Peoria Community Center

Cost: $5 per attendee



Come and play: We supply the LEGO bricks and you bring the creativity! Parents must supervise their children. This club is free and open to the whole family. All ages are welcome!

When: Thursday, April 18th

Time: 6 - 7:30 PM

Where: All-Into Therapy, Tempe

Offered in partnership with All-Into Therapy.


When: Friday, April 19th

Time: 6 - 8 PM

Where: Goodyear Recreation Center

Offered in partnership with the City of Goodyear Adaptive Program.


Virtual Game Night

Teens and young adults, join us for Virtual Game Night! We will be playing Super Smash Brothers Ultimate on the Switch each month. This is a safe and monitored session only available to those that register.

When: Monday, April 22nd

Time: 6 - 7:30 PM


Let's Connect Social Events

Donuts with Grownups: All Ages

When: Saturday, May 4th

Time: 9:30 - 11:30 AM

Where: 8444 N 90th St, Suite 130, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Cost: $5 per attendee

Join us for a special breakfast to celebrate the connection between Neurodiverse individuals and the special grownups in their lives. Celebrate, relax and connect with other families in a supportive and understanding environment. This event is open to all parents and caregivers and their neurodiverse children of any age. The cost is $5 per attendee. Registration is required and spots are limited so RSVP quickly.


Resource Corner

April is a special month for our community. We have a whole month dedicated to Autism and have a worldwide platform to spread Autism awareness and acceptance. We should take this time to engage with one another in a positive, uplifting manner to unite our community and make this world a better place for all.

There are many communities that lack access to resources and supports. We can all create a ripple effect of support by guiding others. We have an informational section on our website dedicated to helping create a foundation for knowledge about Autism. We are on the road to acceptance, won't you join us?



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