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4th Annual World Autism Awareness Day Celebration

The Southern Arizona Autism Association a nonprofit organization serving families in Nogales, Arizona celebrated their 4th Annual World Autism  Awareness Day Celebration in Santa Cruz County. The event brings resources and programs to families in Ambos Nogales. The celebration took place on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. at the Teyechea Park behind city hall. The event is held to help bring awareness on autism. According to the CDC, 1 in 68 children is diagnosed with autism, in some cases that number is 1 in 42. “As a result, it is important for community members to know they are not alone. We have the resources here for them, they are not alone. We are working locally to help meet the needs of community members,” said Michelle Jacquez president.

We are extremely thankful to our sponsors:

Horne Ford

Champion Chrysler – Tony Griffin , Carlos Silva, and Jose Rubio

Chamberlain Distributing-Mr. Jaime Chamberlain-


The organizations that participated in the 4th Annual World Autism Awareness Day Celebration were:

VFW_ Councilmen Joe Diaz and Ramiro Garate

Abram Loustaunau

Nogales Fire Department

Energy Transport Logistics

Ambos Nogales Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Arizona Pediatric Multidisciplinary Research Unit

Angels Purse

Edify our Families

County Recorder’s Office

Nogales Infantil- Nogales Sonora

Colegio Iskalti- Nogales Sonora

Venciendo Al Autismo – Nogales Sonora

Santa Cruz Training Program

Unisource Energy


Arizona Department of Disability

Raising Special Kids

Community Health Associates


Dependable Health Care Services

Luminaria Health Care Services

Self-Direction Self Advocacy Group

Families for Autism Support Group

Sky Parties

“Families may be unfamiliar with the programs and resources they are eligible to receive. Many of the local resources are offered at no cost to the special needs community. It is important for community members to know that we exist,” said Michelle Jacquez.

We thank the community for their continued support! For more information please visit our website at:

Email us on, (520) 477-1227

Facebook page under the Southern Arizona Autism Association.

* We are not affiliated with the Autism Society of Southern Arizona. The society only exists in Tucson Arizona


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