Visit Mesa: The First Autism Certified City in the world | Visit Mesa

A Destination Mindful of All Your Senses.

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

WHAT: YES Day for Autism
Join Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) for the inaugural YES Day for Autism. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit with autism service provider booths; enjoy entertainment including live music and special performances; and other family-friendly activities including games, arts and crafts, face painting, bounce houses, free pumpkin patch and more! Various food vendors will also be onsite.
WHEN: October 24, 2021
WHERE: Tempe Beach Park, 80 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe 85281


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

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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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