‘Here for You’

SARRC’s 22nd annual breakfast receives virtual makeover

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center’s Annual Community Breakfast received a makeover for 2020, allowing almost 1,200 guests to attend the 22nd annual event virtually. The event, themed “Here for You,” recognized the ongoing efforts SARRC has been making to ensure that the necessary support continues for clients and families through the coronavirus pandemic. The 25-minute virtual event on May 21 featured testimonials from families, clients and community leaders who shared their stories from home.

During the program, Dr. Daniel Openden, SARRC’s president and CEO, shared his thoughts on the change. “Like people with autism, this sudden change in routine hasn’t been easy for any of us, and we’ve all had to learn to adapt. As for SARRC, we’ve been able to do so because for 23 years this community has been here for us. And it is this community that will continue to stand by SARRC as an essential partner, and together, we’ll not only overcome this challenge, but emerge stronger than ever.

Funds raised support the organization’s mission to advance research and provide a lifetime of support for individuals with autism and their families.

Julie Alpert and Elana Campbell co-chaired the event.

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