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April signifies a very important milestone for a local family. Not only is it Autism Awareness Month, but it also marks the six-month anniversary their daughter has been employed as an autism peer support specialist.
Southwest Autism Center of Excellence is celebrating its six-month anniversary, and with that comes another important anniversary, which is Catherine Abbott’s six-month anniversary as an employee at the center. April 2 is also World Autism Awareness Day.
April is National Autism Awareness Month. SB&H's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ramiro Guillen, and Senior VP Maricopa & Gila County, Steven Sheets joined KEZ's Marty Manning to talk about the observance, and about the Southwest Autism Center of Excellence, a collaborative effort of SB&H and Southwest Human Development.
Autism "centers of excellence" are opening up around the Valley, hoping to ease the burden on families by providing a variety of resources and care under one roof. The Southwest Autism Center of Excellence opens Tuesday near the I-17 and Cactus.
The center is the result of a partnership between Mercy Care Plan and Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care.
Touchstone Health Services and Southwest Behavioral & Health Services and Southwest Human Development were picked as community providers to provide better access to care and an earlier diagnosis.