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A spotlight on autism awareness and the latest research

Mar 31, 2017, 8:40 AM
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Sunday marks the ninth annual Autism Awareness Day. In the days leading up, KTAR News is featuring and highlighting the newest information about autism and the spectrum.

In part one, the president and CEO of the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center, Daniel Openden, discussed the history of autism.

Listen: The history of autism

Part two tells us about current research and diagnostic abilities. The VP and director of research at SARRC, Christopher Smith, explains the early signs of autism and how critical early detection can be.

Listen: Current research and diagnosis

In part three of our five-part series, KTAR’s Corbin Carson takes a look at the programs and services offered to parents of a child with autism.  From diagnosis to being able to lead a normal life. Last year the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center provided nearly 1,000 research and individualized services, for all ages.

Listen: Programs that are helping families with young children

A look at the Southwest Autism Research And Resource Center’s most important method, inclusion. Mathilde Rispoli tells Carson about her experience as a mentor in the CommunityWorks program.

Listen: SARRC’s most important method

In the last part of our five-part series, we take a look at the best way a person can provide for themselves,  employment. Ten percent of adults with autism are employed, but 75 percent of SARRC clients have a job.

Listen: SARRC services for adult clients to focus on employment

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