A Destination Mindful of All Your Senses.

Mesa, Arizona is the first-ever Autism Certified City in the United States.

WHAT: 15th Annual Autism Speaks Walk on Wheels (Drive-Thru)
The annual Autism Speaks Walk in partnership with SARRC has got a brand-new look! To ensure the safety of our community, SARRC and Autism Speaks are making a few changes to the 2020 Walk event. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are transforming our traditional day-of-event into a new, fun, and engaging way so our participants may safely participate this year.
WHEN: October 31, 2020
WHERE: Mesa Convention Center, 201 N Center St Mesa
This event is free to participate, registration is required


WHAT: Rev'd Up for Autism: Car & Bike Show
5th Annual Rev'd Up For Autism - Benefiting Pawsitive Friendships
WHEN: December 5, 2020

Hamilton High School, 3700 S Arizona Ave Chandler


WHAT: The Exceptional Prom – A Night Out Of This World
Pawsitive Friendships invites all exceptional high school students to A Night Out Of This World prom experience.
WHEN: April 10, 2021

Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wrigleyville West, 860 N Riverview Mesa
advance registration is required


Mesa, Arizona is your newest place to play and experience authentic Arizona fun with confidence, knowing your needs come first.

Discover the country’s first Autism Certified City! Recognized nationally as one of the most family-friendly communities in the United States, Mesa hotels and attractions are rolling out the red carpet to welcome travelers on the spectrum. Whether creating a work of art, panning for gold, or exploring our stunning desert landscape for the first time, Mesa offers a full-sensory experience for every family.

Autism Certified Hotels

Stay at Autism-certified hotels and lodging options in Mesa.

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Official Autism Travel Guide

Find comprehensive information and tools to plan your family's visit to Mesa.

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Autism Travel GeoTour

Visit Mesa’s Autism Travel GeoTour is a strategic collection of geocaches anchored at many of Mesa’s participating Certified Autism Centers and city parks — these hidden finds will get the whole family hunting and gathering for fun! All ages and all lifestyles from outdoor adventurers to tech-lovers will enjoy the thrill of searching for geocaches on this custom family-friendly tour.

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