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Grandparents of autistic children can get help, resources

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LISTEN: Action for Autism Week - Kathy Bosco - SARRC

PHOENIX — The Chairwoman of the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center’s Grandparent’s Group appeared on KTAR 92.3’s Mac and Gaydos Tuesday, urging grandparents of autistic children to get help and education at local SARRC centers.

As part of Action for Autism Week at KTAR News 92.3, Kathy Bosco took the mic to energize grandparents to get involved in their grandchildren’s lives.

“It isn’t what you see in the child today,” said Bosco. “It’s where they are gonna end up, and there’s always an improvement.”

Bosco said that the group started with 6 members, and has now helped over 500 grandparents with autistic grandchildren.

“I see kids that go in that front door who can’t talk, all upset… The lights are dim in SARRC, because a lot of the children are sensitive to light, and to noise, and confusion and all these things we know about. And within a month, those children are coming in saying “hi,” starting to talk, starting to feel comfortable,” she said.

SARRC’s mission, as stated on their website, is “to advance research and provide a lifetime of support for individuals with autism and their families.”

For $20 a month, donors can become Action Heroes for SARRC and win four lower-level tickets to an Arizona Diamondbacks game.

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