On Monday, April 4th, Gideon Marks and myself had the great priviledge of touring both the Melmed Center and SARRC in Scottsdale, Arizona. These centers are state of the art, with staff and programing for children with all developmental disabilities (Melmed Center) and Autistic Spectrum Disorder (SARRC). Dr. Raun Melmed and Ms. Denise Resnik founded SARRC after they met while Dr. Melmed was her son’s developmental pediatrician. The history of the founding of SARRC is a testimony to what a few dedicated and determined people can do to improve the lives of thousands.
I will write more about the programming, research, resources and mission of both centers. In the meantime, let’s consider what we want to be available for our ASD children and adults in Silicon Valley and the Bay Area.