A Destination Mindful of All Your Senses.

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

APRIL 2 IS WORLD AUTISM DAY - LIGHT IT UP BLUE!
World Autism Awareness Day is an internationally recognized day designated by the United Nations General Assembly on April 2 every year, encouraging Member States of the United Nations to take measures to raise awareness about people with autistic spectrum disorders including autism and Asperger syndrome throughout the world. Read more about the latest CDC autism prevalence rate in the U.S. HERE.

READ ABOUT how Mesa, Arizona is serving the autism community and breaking down barriers to travel, as featured in the April 2020 issue of American Airlines magazine, American Way.

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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COMPANIES THAT HAVE COMPLETED OR COMMITTED TO CERTIFICATION:

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