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News & Updates

March 2024

Save the Date

Save the date for 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.


Community Partner

Creative Therapy Solution

Creative Therapy Solution is currently accepting clients for their ABA services, providing personalized and evidence-based interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and related disorders. In addition, CTS offers a PEERs program in a supportive and inclusive environment, fostering social skills and emotional resilience for individuals of all abilities. Creative Therapy Solution is committed to developing and providing high-quality, affirming services to all!


Meet the Author Event

Join the Autism Society of Greater Phoenix and SARRC as we partner for a

Meet the Author Event. Children’s book author, Megan DeJarnett presents a captivating event featuring her personal journey with a disability and her children's picture book, "No Such Thing as Normal." Families will have the opportunity to engage with Megan to learn about the significance of disability inclusion through interactive discussions on empathy and age-appropriate exploration of disabilities and differences. Megan will be visiting from Nashville! All ages are welcome.

When: Saturday, March 16th

Time: 10 - 11:30 AM

Where: SARRC - 300 N 18th Street, Phoenix 85006

Cost: $5 per Family

Price includes a No Such Thing as Normal (inclusive) Coloring Book


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, March 8th

Time: 9:30 - 11 AM

Where: Panera Bread

I-10 & Pebble Creek Rd

Led by Sarah Blank


When: Friday, March 8th

Time: 9:30 - 11 AM

Where: Panera Bread

3rd St & Bell Rd

Led by Cynthia Cypher


When: Friday, March 8th

Time: 9:30 - 11 AM

Where: Panera Bread

Guadalupe & McClintock

Led by Rachel Lack


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, 22 de Marzo

Hora: 9 - 11 AM

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


When: Mon., March 18th 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


When: Tues., March 19th

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.


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

When: Sunday, March 10th

Time: 7:30 - 8:30 PM

Where: Online via Zoom

Led by Dave Taylor


Online Trainings

Thanks to the generous support of the Arizona Coyotes and the Arizona Coyotes Foundation, all of our 101 Trainings are now available online in English and Spanish! Visit our website or YouTube channel!

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, March 19th

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, March 27th

Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM

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., March 9th

Time: 1 - 3 PM


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

Led by Dawn Oliver

When: Sat., March 9th

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., March 23rd

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.

When: Saturday, March 2nd

Time: 12:30 – 2:30 PM

Where: Driftwood Coffee Co.

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, March 21st

Time: 6 - 7:30 PM

Where: All-Into Therapy, Tempe

Offered in partnership with All-Into Therapy.


When: Friday, March 15th

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, March 25th

Time: 6 - 7:30 PM


Let's Connect Social Events

Let's Connect Kids: Make & Take Sensory Bin Event

When: Saturday, March 23rd

Time: 12 – 1 PM

Where: Peoria Main Public Library

Cost: $5 per participant making a bin

Join the Let’s Connect Kids Group as we make sensory bins! Explore multiple senses while having fun! Each paid participant will make a sensory bin that they get to take home. Registration is required and spots are limited so RSVP quickly. This event is intended for Neurodiverse children, ages 12 and under. 

Important Note: Please only register the person making the bin. There will be a comment section to include the parent/caregiver/guardian name. One adult is permitted per child due to room capacity.


Adaptive Egg Hunt

Join the City of Surprise Parks and Recreation for an Adaptive Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30th at DreamCatcher Park. The Autism Society of Greater Phoenix is a proud supporting partner of this event. The event is free and pre-registration is highly recommend to ensure everyone is accommodated.

There are two groups available. Ages 10 & Under will be at 9 AM. Ages 11+ will be at 10 AM. Please bring a basket to fill with eggs and goodies. Games and crafts will be available during the first half hour, followed by an egg hunt! Siblings 12 & under are welcome to join in the fun!


Phoenix Suns Autism Awareness Day

Join the Phoenix Suns, Autism Society of Greater Phoenix and other local Autism organizations as we celebrate Autism Awareness Day at the Phoenix Suns game versus the New Orleans Pelicans.

When: Sunday, April 7th

Time: 3 PM

Where: Footprint Center

Cost: $58 per seat

There are a limited amount of discounted tickets still available. Act fast!

Everyone who purchases a ticket through this link will get the exclusive opportunity to enter the arena early and watch the players warm up from up close! If you are interested in purchasing tickets outside of this specific area but still want to participate in pregame activities, please contact Connor Sprague at This only applies to seats purchased via Connor. You must mention the Autism Society to get pregame access.

There will be a sensory room available and ASGP will be highlighted! Don't miss out on this special night at the arena. These tickets are not available at the Ticket Office in Footprint Center.


Sensory Friendly Job Fair

The Autism Society of Greater Phoenix, along with Arizona Department of Economic Security: Arizona @ Work and Rio Salado College, are joining forces to host a Sensory Friendly Job Fair in the Phoenix area. Hundreds of teens and adults will have the opportunity to speak with employers willing and excited to hire them. 

What makes this event Sensory Friendly? The job fair will be spread out into multiple rooms to allow for quieter areas to meet with employers. We will be offering 3 arrival times to help spread out the amount of attendees. Parents and job coaches are welcome to attend but must RSVP.

When: Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Where: Rio Salado College Southern

Time: 1 – 4 PM

Cost: FREE!

An attendee workshop will be held at 1 PM and repeated at 2 PM. Learn about the job fair, how to find and keep a job.


If you are an employer interested in participating, please contact Tim Stump at

Resource Corner

Advocacy, Financial & Legal

Whether you need help finding an advocate, planning for the future, are interested in a Special Needs Trust, ABLE account, guardianship and/or need legal assistance, we can help! We have compiled information on our website of some of the most respected professionals recommended by families in our community to help guide you on your journey.



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