Question of the Week

Got a question?  Are you confused about something? Autism Society of Greater Phoenix started a Question of the Week. We ask experts questions and videotape or publish their answers. Want to ask a question?  If so, email Cynthia at


When do you need an advocate and when do you need an attorney?  Hope Kirsch of Kirsch-Goodwin and Kirsch explains this an more.

SARRC tells us about their second Beneficial Beans Cafe!

What is Into The Spectrum?

Courtney Peters is a Licensed BCBA with over a decade of experience. Her passion for helping people blossomed the moment she started working one on one with people on the spectrum. She has helped countless people with Autism. Courtney is currently providing support as a Clinical Supervisor for a nonprofit organization where she trains families and therapists every day.

Phil Schlemmer is a professional recording engineer with multiple family members on the spectrum. He has worked with many platinum recording artists such as: YES, Dionne Warwick, Ludacris, Kelly Rowland, and Ice T to name a few! He’s transferring his technical and creative knowledge to now help people with autism!

Our Question of the Week is what is Sibshops and why is is helpful. Check out Sonia from AZA United as she explains the program. If you want to sign up for Sibshops please go to


Emergency Preparedness:  Ray Morris answers the question on what and how we should approach emergency preparedness.  Ray is a fireman, a father of a special needs child and the founder of Dads 4 Special Kids.  Check out his website for more useful information at

Question of the Week: What is Be Safe? Autism Society of Greater Phoenix does a free 90 minute presentation on Be Safe and would love to do one in your area. We are also bringing the Be Safe Train the Trainer Program to the valley in November of 2017. We want to thank Autism Speaks and Autism Society of America for their grants to make this possible. We are looking for community leaders from around the state to participate in our Be Safe Train the Trainer Program. You must work with children, teens or adults on the spectrum to participate in the training. Stay tuned for more details. Join our Newsletter for more information at and go to to learn more about Be Safe.

Diedra Freeman discusses whether you can roll over hours from one week to another. A parent asked what happens when a provider cancels, you can not find a replacement and you want to use those hours in another week. Check out her detailed answer.


What is the Autism Job Fair?

What is guardianship and how do you obtain it?

What is an ABLE Account and will it effect my child’s benefits?

What do you do if your child is being accused of bullying?  We asked Lori Kirsch-Goodwin with Kirsch-Goodwin & Kirsch to answer.  Check it out!

What do you do if you believe your child is being bullied? We asked Hope Kirsch with Kirsch-Goodwin & Kirsch to answer. Check it out!