Phoenix: The Most Autism-Friendly City In The World

PHOENIX - Sept. 16, 2019 - PRLog -- How does Phoenix, Ariz. maintain the title of being the "most autism friendly city" in the world?

To answer that question, you need to explore the constantly expanding Arizona network of autism resources and organizations dedicated to helping those diagnosed live vibrant and fulfilling lives.  The innovative work done by groups such as Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC), First Place Arizona, community partners like MC Companies, Autism Speaks and most recently Visit Mesa are all dedicated to ensuring that Arizona is a thriving, supportive and inclusive community for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families.

This is why MC Companies chose to partner with SARRC and Autism Speaks for the annual Autism Speaks Walk in partnership with SARRC. Now in its 14th year, MC Companies is proud to be part of a growing event that touches families around the state each year in October.

Funds raised during the event go to the research efforts conducted by SARRC and Autism Speaks. Funds support innovative research projects like this five-year study, which recently concluded, and was conducted by SARRC's Research Department. In the SARRC-led study, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the research team was able to lower an ASD diagnosis three years earlier than age reported by CDC.

This is a significant finding, which ultimately will help parents and caregivers get an early diagnosis so that access to early intervention is possible.

Meet the incredible individuals from these nonprofits and show your support by coming to the Autism Speaks Walk in partnership with SARRC on October 27, 2019 at Tempe Beach Park.

Donate today or Join the MC Companies team efforts.

Learn more about the resources available to our community below:

SARRC is an internationally recognized nonprofit dedicated to autism research, education, evidence-based treatment, and community outreach.  SARRC's facilities and efforts are second to none and is viewed as a leader internationally.Autism Speaks is a national organization that is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. View the Autism Speaks resource guide.Arizona businesses like MC Companies, that have become committed partners over many years of support.  Since 2015, MC Companies and their Sharing the Good Life Foundation has raised and donated over $300,000.First Place Arizona, sister nonprofit to SARRC, is another local nonprofit known internationally for providing unprecedented resources and opportunities to adults with autism and is located in the heart of Phoenix.

MC Companies

Photos: (Click photo to enlarge)

Click to Contact
More News From Walk To The Place

Globes carpet kicks off with big sleeves and shades of pink

Aug 15, 2020

NEW YORK — Cynthia Erivo and Greta Gerwig rocked sparkling chokers as the Golden Globes red carpet kicked off Sunday, with Erivo in a hand-beaded custom Thom Browne gown and Gerwig in black and cream. Both went off-shoulder for the big night in Beverly Hills, California. Erivo, the “Harriet” star and fashion standout, said her dress includes designs of her favorite flower, the peony, at the hem and in her lining. The short-sleeve gown, Erivo told E!, took 800 hours. A huge blue stone dropped from her short necklace. Shades of pink had an early trend moment on Kirsten Dunst...

Solidarity march against anti-Semitism, acts of hate

Aug 15, 2020

NEW YORK — Throngs of demonstrators joined by elected officials walked solemnly across the Brooklyn Bridge in a solidarity march Sunday against anti-Semitism and all acts of hate. The “No Hate, No Fear" march was organized by New York's Jewish community in the wake of recent anti-Semitic attacks, including a knife attack at a Hanukkah celebration north of New York City that left five people wounded and a fatal shootout at a kosher grocery in Jersey City, New Jersey. The crowds of participants jammed the streets in lower Manhattan as they waited their turns to get across the bridge. “It...

Streep, Miranda and Stone are named as Met Gala co-0chairs

Aug 15, 2020

NEW YORK — Next year's Met Gala may be the closest we'll ever come to getting a Miranda Priestly moment at the starry event. Meryl Streep has been named as a co-chair of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. The Oscar-winner played Priestly, a thinly veiled fictional version of Vogue editor Anna Wintour, in the movie "The Devil Wears Prada." Wintour clearly has no hard feelings because she selected Streep as a co-chair along with Lin-Manuel Miranda and fellow Oscar-winner Emma Stone. Designer Nicolas Ghesquiere rounds out the group. The gala's theme is "About Time: Fashion and Duration," which...

Congress approves bill expanding animal cruelty law

Aug 15, 2020

WASHINGTON — Congress has passed a bill making certain types of animal cruelty a federal felony. The bill would expand a 2010 law that made creation or distribution of so-called "animal crushing" videos illegal. The new bill would make the underlying acts of cruelty a federal crime. The Senate unanimously passed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act on Tuesday, two weeks after the House passed it on a voice vote. Florida Reps. Ted Deutch and Vern Buchanan sponsored the bill. Deutch, a Democrat, said it "sends a clear message that our society does not accept cruelty against animals" and...

Demonstrators demand halt to killings of women in Mexico

Aug 15, 2020

MEXICO CITY — Relatives of women and girls murdered or missing in Mexico marched through the capital Sunday carrying over 100 purple crosses inscribed with the names of victims, demanding justice for their loved ones and improved efforts to investigate their cases. Bearing T-shirts and signs with photos of the victims, they walked behind banners and chanted the victims' names as they headed for the sprawling main square, the Zocalo, to set up an offering near a massive altar erected to mark Dia de Muertos, or Day of the Dead. "Not one more killed!" they cried. "Our daughters, where are...

Sign up now!

About Us

Walk To The Place offers travel news of popular destinations for travelers with the urge to explore these places.

Contact us: sales[at]

Subscribe Now!