Note: The Autism Society of Greater Phoenix provides information and support to the autism community. The information comes from multiple sources, and the Autism Society of Greater Phoenix does not independently verify any of it, nor does it necessarily reflect the views and/or opinions of the Autism Society of Greater Phoenix. Nothing on this website should be construed as advice, only general information.
If you know of a school that provides education for children with Autism and is not listed below, please contact us to have the school listed. Thank you for helping us keep our families informed of all the options!


ASU Child Development Lab

ASU Preparatory Academy

Chrysalis Academy Integrated Preschool!preschool

Creative Bridges and Discovery Tree Preschool

Foundations Developmental House Language Acquisition Enrichment Preschool (LEAP)

Little Engine Learning Center

Paradise Valley Cooperative School

SARRC Community School

Scottsdale Children’s Institute
22555 N. Miller Road Suite 110
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Office: 480.410.4060

S.E.E.K. Arizona Early Learning Center

Teachers College Preschool


10251 N 35th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ

1430 E Baseline Road
Tempe, AZ

The ACES (The Austin Centers for Exceptional Students) is a group of therapeutic, state certified, private special education schools developed to meet the needs of students requiring individualized academic, social, emotional, and behavioral supports. The ACES is the largest private provider of special education services in Arizona, serving approximately 600 students a year on 3 campuses.
The ACES-Peoria Campus
Grades Served: K-12
Location: 6815 W. Cactus Rd. Peoria, AZ 85381
Phone: (623) 937-5090
Fax: (623) 937-5349

The ACES-Tempe Campus
Grades Served: K-12
Location: 1515 S. Indian Bend Rd. Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (480) 820-5186
Fax: (480) 820-5187

The ACES-Avondale Campus
Grades served: K-12
Location: 1642 S. 107th Ave Avondale, Arizona 85323
Phone: (623) 478-5840
Fax: (623) 478-5841

Arizona Centers for Comprehensive Education and Life-Skills (ACCEL) is a private, nonprofit special education program for individuals, ages 5-21.
Location: 10251 N. 35th Ave. Phoenix AZ 85051
Phone: (602) 995-7366
Fax: (602) 995-0867

ACT School (K-12)

Arizona Autism Charter School (grades K thru 4th)
Diana Diaz
4433 N. 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ. 85014

Arts, Science and Diversity Academy
Sheri Bowes

Aurora Day School
In Aurora Day School’s integrated Resiliency based therapeutic environment, students in grades K-12 receive specialized instruction based on their IEP, academic needs and social/emotional goals.

RoxAnne Williford, Director
Ph #623-209-1000
Fax #623-209-1001
8155 West Thunderbird Road
Peoria, AZ 85381

West School Site in Peoria:
(on the campus of New Life Community Church)
8155 W. Thunderbird Road
Peoria, AZ 85381

Autism Spectrum Center for Educational and Neurological Development (ASCEND) is a non-profit private AZ Dept. of Education private approved day school specializing in the educational, language and behavioral needs of children with autism spectrum disorder and related disabilities serving grades K-8.
Location: 2957 N.Highway 89, Suite B & C Prescott, AZ 86301
Phone: (928) 443-9290
Fax: (928) 277-4806

Autism Academy for Education and Development K-12th grade: Private school for children with Autism
Gilbert Location (K-8th)
1540 N. Burk Street
Gilbert, AZ 85234

Tempe Location (5th-12th)
7541 S. Willow
Tempe, AZ 85283
Phone: 480-240-9255
Fax: 480-718-8518

AZ Aspire Academy
2150 E Southern
Tempe 85282
15678 N Greenway Hayden Loop # 10

Banner Children’s Academy
1410 W. 10th Place
Tempe, Az. 85281

Beyond Autism, Inc.
6508 E Cactus Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Approved day school grades 1-10

Breakthrough Academy
16635 N. 51st Ave
Phoenix, AZ

Brightmont Academy
10603 N Hayden Rd Scottsdale

Brite Future Academy (K-8)

CARD Academy
2400 W Dunlap Avenue
Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85021

Children’s Center for Neurodevelopment Studies (CCNS) is a non-profit school and therapy center for children, ages 3-22 (preschool through high school).
5430 West Glenn Drive Glendale, AZ 85301
Phone: (623) 915-0345
Fax: (623) 937-5425

Chrysalis Academy is a private ABA school for children with autism spectrum disorder and related disabilities
1250 N 77th Street, Scottsdale AZ 85257
phone number is (480) 839-6000

Cortney’s Place
7000 E Shea Blvd #1430, Scottsdale
480-419-5852 •
Education and life programs for physically and mentally challenged adults.

Desert Heights Academy
921 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix
3715 W Roosevelt St, Phoenix
3022 W Campbell Ave, Phoenix
7139 S 10th St, Phoenix
500 W Guadalupe Rd, Tempe

Desert Voices Oral Learning Center
3426 E Shea Blvd, Phoenix
602-224-0598 •
Parent education programs and auditory training/oral skills training for children birth to 3.

Devereux Arizona Day School
6436 E Sweetwater Ave, Scottsdale
480-998-2920 •
Accredited K-12 therapeutic school provides academic curriculum while students receive intensive behavioral and emotional support.

Education Works Day School
2020 N Arizona Ave #5, Chandler
877-225-2118 •
District-paid elementary, middle and high school (grades 1-12) dedicated to educating students with special needs; emphasizes highly individualized instruction in a family-like, community-centered environment providing education, social, emotional and life skills development.

Empower Academy
22050 E Queen Creek Rd. Queen Creek, AZ 85142
(Located inside of the Barney Family Sports Complex)
(480) 476-1171

Foundation for Blind Children
2005 N 91st Pl, Chandler
1234 E Northern Ave, Phoenix
2430 S 75th Ave, Phoenix
602-331-1470 •
Provides preschool-elementary and itinerant education for blind, visually impaired and multi-handicapped children. Specialized teachers, counselors and therapists on staff.

Gateway Academy is a private preschool – 12th grade day school specializing in students with Asperger’s Syndrome, High Functioning Autism, and PDD-nos.
9659 N. Hayden Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Phone: (480) 998-1071
Fax: (480) 998-1046

Gompers Center
Grades Served: K-12
Location: 6601 N. 27th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85017
Phone: (602) 336-0061
Fax: (602) 336-0249

Grace Academy (7-12)
1200 E Southern Ave
Tempe, AZ 85282
(480) 966-5022

Hope Academy for Autism
10257 E Apache Trail
Apache Junction, AZ 85120
(480) 354-1828

The Hi-Star Center for Children is a private special education day school, serving students with severe language/communication, learning and behavioral needs –
Location: 5807 North 43rd Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85019
Phone: (602) 548-3038
Fax: (602) 548-3175

Lauren’s Institute For Education Academy is a private school for children with special needs

Location: 3341 E. Queen Creek Road, Suite 109, Gilbert, AZ 85297
Phone: (480) 621-8361
Fax: (480) 621-8513

Lexington Life Academy
Education & Life Skills for Individuals with Autism from K-12

Lexis Preparatory School is an independent private school ideal for students with mild to moderate learning disabilities, dyslexia, and/or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) serving students K-8.
Location: 16117 North 76th Street Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone: (480) 391-3901

Life Development Institute
18001 N 79th Ave, E-71
Glendale, AZ 85308
(623) 773-2774, ext 217
Email Rob Crawford

Lindamood-Bell Academy

Lumos Arts Academy

Menta Group
Mesa Center for Success
122 N. Country Club Drive
Mesa, Arizona 85201
Phone: (480) 308-7320
Fax: (480) 308-7301

New Way Learning Academy is a private school for grades K-12 for children with learning challenges.
Samantha Hirsch, Director of Admissions
5048 E. Oak Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008

Oasis Recovery School
2190 N Grace Blvd, Chandler
888-914-5145 •
Serves students ages 11-17 who have specific learning disorders, speech and language impairment, hearing impairment, emotional disability, orthopedic impairment (based on the student’s needs and mobility) and mild intellectual disability.

Pathways School & Evaluations Center
737 W Guadalupe Rd
Mesa, AZ 85210

Phoenix Children’s Hospital: 1 Darn Cool School
1919 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix
602-933-1706 •
Individualized instruction for K-12 students; classroom instruction, bedside instruction, liaison between hospital and school; summer theme-based enrichment programs and school re-entry program.

Phoenix Day School for the Deaf
7654 N 19th Ave, Phoenix
602-771-5400 •
Educational and support services for students in preschool-grade 12 including counseling, communication instruction (American Sign Language, speech, auditory training, speech reading, augmentative communication, public speaking, reading intervention, pragmatics, communicative competence), audiology, occupational and physical therapy, vocational training, career counseling and transition planning.

Pieceful Solutions has private and charter schools for children with Autism grades K-12
Chandler – K-5th Charter
550 W. Warner Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85225

Mesa – K-12th private
4909 E. Brown Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85205

Gilbert – 6th-12th private
1515 S. Higley Road
Gilbert, AZ 85296
Phone: 480.309.4792

SARRC Developmental Pre-School is an inclusive preschool program
It is designed to provide 20 hours per week of early intensive behavioral intervention –
300 North 18th Street,
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Pilar Dowling, at (602) 340-8717

Science Prep Academy

Sierra Academy of Scottsdale (AZ)
17800 N. Perimeter Drive, #110
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Phone: 480-767-8659
Fax: 480-767-9776
School Director: Debra Watland

Southwest Education Center Casa Grande
520 N Camino Mercado #6
Casa Grande, AZ 85122
Phone: (520) 421-2389
Fax: (520) 421-2996

Southwest Academy
3834 S 91st Ave
Tolleson, AZ 85353
Phone: (623) 478-5000
Fax: (623) 478-5057

Spectrum College Transition Program
9659 N Hayden R.
Scottsdale, AZ

St. Dominic Savio Academy is a private, non-profit center for autism education.
1835 East Guadalupe Road
Suite 103
Tempe, AZ 85283
Phone: 480-659-5456

The Jones-Gordon School
16641 N 91st #110
Scottsdale, AZ

The New Foundation’s Marion Burton School

1200 N 77th St

Upward for Children and Families
6306 N 7th St. Phoenix

Colleges & Special Programs
Chapel Haven West – Chapel Haven, Inc, a private nonprofit agency founded in 1972, dedicated to assisting adults with special challenges live independent and productive lives, is proud to announce that the Tucson community has welcomed the establishment of Chapel Haven West in Tucson, Arizona which opened in June, 2008.
Location: University of Arizona 1701 N. Park Avenue Tucson, Arizona 85719
Phone: 1-877-824-9378

Gateway Academy Spectrum College Transition Program is a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation, as a natural segue from their K-12th grade private day school, Gateway Academy.
Location: 7655 E. Gelding Drive Suite #A-3 Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone: (480) 443-7331
Fax: (480) 998-1046