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Upcoming Local Events...                                                                                      


bulletSARRC has created Autistic Disorder Screening Kits ideal for children 18-24 months old during their well-exams.  Ask your pediatrician if he/she has a kit.                                                                                                                                                                                           For more information:   #602-340-8717





Past local events...




(Dec 2004) Childrens Choices website featured in  Arrowhead Independent Newspaper



 The Arthritis Foundation has teamed up with Raising Special Kids to offer parent-to-parent  support for families having a child with arthritis.  Try contacting Raising Special Kids


In the news...



(Sept 2004)  $2 million gift  donated to St. Louis University to expand juvenile arthritis research . 


bullet (Summer 2004)  The National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR) selected Arizona's own Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center, known as SARRC, in partnership with Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), to be the headquarters for one of the largest studies involving genes responsible for inheriting autism.  Arizona will soon be the "national hub for genomics research  in autism".  Research efforts will include participation from researchers in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Sweden, Denmark, and Germany.   "More than 6,300 samples of individuals with autism from around the world will be sent to Arizona for genome-scanning".

        For more information contact &   request a copy of their recent OUTREACH       newsletters


Did you know???


   You can donate toys to children who are sick in the local  hospitals.  Please visit Andrea's Closet for more information! 


   Custom logo charms related to Autism


  Your child needs a certain amount of sleep based on his age...  According to the National Sleep Foundation (2004)

                    infants (3-11 months)= 14-15 hours

                    toddlers (12-35 months)= 12-14 hours

                    preschoolers (3-5 years) & kindergartners (5-6 years)= 11-13 hours

                    school-age (1st-fifth grade)= 10-11 hours



     last updated  05/23/2013                                 Back Next