SARRC’s 23rd Annual Community Breakfast

Virtual event supports individuals with autism and their families

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center held its 23rd Annual Community Breakfast attracting nearly 1,000 guests who attended the event virtually for its second year.

The 45-minute event debuted on April 29 and featured personal stories from families, clients and community leaders. The program highlighted notable projects including collaborations with Great Hearts Academies, which is working with SARRC to screen and identify students with social challenges; Steak 44 which is recognizing the benefits of recently hiring an adult with autism and is looking to expand opportunities nationally; and VirTra Inc., which has created video simulators that are reaching police officers throughout the country and promoting safer interactions between law enforcement and individuals with autism.

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

Established in 1997, SARRC is an internationally recognized nonprofit that conducts innovative research, provides evidence-based practices, disseminates effective training and builds inclusive communities for individuals with autism and their families. SARRC is dedicated to autism research, education, evidence-based treatment, and community outreach. Additionally, SARRC is one of the only autism organizations in the world that provides a lifetime of services for individuals and their families while also conducting cutting-edge research.

Watch the full program at autismcenter.org/news.

PHOTOS COURTESY SARRC

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