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
Creative Bridges and Discovery Tree Preschool
Foundations Developmental House Language Acquisition Enrichment Preschool (LEAP)
Paradise Valley Cooperative School
SARRC Community School
S.E.E.K. Arizona Early Learning Center
Teachers College Preschool
10251 N 35th Avenue
1430 E Baseline Road
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)
4433 N. 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ. 85014
Arts, Science and Diversity Academy
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
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
AZ Aspire Academy
2150 E Southern
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
16635 N. 51st Ave
10603 N Hayden Rd Scottsdale
Brite Future Academy (K-8)
2400 W Dunlap Avenue
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
7000 E Shea Blvd #1430, Scottsdale
480-419-5852 • cortneysplace.org
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 • desert-voices.org
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 • devereuxarizona.org
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 • ewdayschools.com
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.
Foundation for Blind Children
2005 N 91st Pl, Chandler
1234 E Northern Ave, Phoenix
2430 S 75th Ave, Phoenix
602-331-1470 • seeitourway.org
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
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
The Hi-Star Center for Children is a private special education day school, serving students with severe language/communication, learning and behavioral needs – http://www.histarcenter.com/
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
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 • obhhospital.com
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 • phoenixchildrens.com
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 • asdb.state.az.us/pdsd
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
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
Sierra Academy of Scottsdale (AZ)
17800 N. Perimeter Drive, #110
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
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
3834 S 91st Ave
Tolleson, AZ 85353
Phone: (623) 478-5000
Fax: (623) 478-5057
Spectrum College Transition Program
9659 N Hayden R.
St. Dominic Savio Academy is a private, non-profit center for autism education.
1835 East Guadalupe Road
Tempe, AZ 85283
The Jones-Gordon School
16641 N 91st #110
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
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