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Learn all about the education services for children with Autism in Arizona

* This listing should not be considered an endorsement or recommendation either by the Autism Society of Greater Phoenix or its Board of Directors. It is merely a collection of individuals/entities/resources that have been deemed helpful or recommended by consumers. Please notify Sonya if any information needs to be updated.

Local Links

Useful LINKS

Book Recommendations

  • The Complete IEP Guide: How to Advocate for Your Special Education Child (2007 Edition) – Lawrence Siegel
  • You’re Going to Love this Kid: Teaching Students with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom– Paula Kluth
  • Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy (2nd Edition) – Pam Wright & Pete Wright
  • Special Education Law – Peter & Pam Wright
  • The Complete IEP Guide (2007 Edition) – Lawrence Siegel
  • Autism: Asserting your Child’s Rights to a Special Education – David A. Sherman
  • The Paraprofessional’s Guide to the Inclusive Classroom – Mary Beth Doyle

Schools in Arizona

Services: K -12 School, Adult Day Center, BISTA Center (ABA fro children 18 months – 13)
Phone: Metro Campus 602.997.2636   Buckeye Learning Center 602.995.7366   The BISTA Center 602.926.7200  Adult Services Metro Campus 602.997.2331 (please visit the website for additional locations)
Multiple Locations: Metro Phoenix, East – Tempe, Buckeye Learning Center – Buckeye, Elementary Satellite – Buckeye, BISTA Center – Mesa, Adult Services – Metro Phoenix and Tempe

Arizona Autism Charter Schools, Inc.
Services: In Person K – 12 and Online School
Phone: Main Campus: 602.882.5544     AZACS Early Learning Center 602.883.7500
Locations: Main Campus: 4125 N 14th Street  Phoenix, AZ 85014  and
AZACS Early Learning Center: 1445 E Indian School Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85014

Autism Academy for Education & Development
Services: Elementary, Middle School, and High School
Phone: 480.240.9255
Multiple locations: Gilbert, Tempe, Peoria, Glendale, Tucson, and Online

AZ Aspire Academy
Services: Elemenarty, Middle School, and High School
Phone: 480.420.6630
Multiple locations: Tempe, Queen Creek, Litchfield Park, Scottsdale, Tucson, Off Campus

Empower Academy
Services: Individualized Educational Programming (For students who qualify under A, ED-P, DD, MIID, MIOD, OI, OHI, SLP, SLI, or TBI); 45 day alternative placement; Autism Specific/Social Intervention programming; IEP – consulting and training
Phone: 480.476.1171
Location: 22050 E Queen Creek Rd., Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Kids Prep Academy
Services: Preschool: Toddlers, Early PreSchool, Preschool & Pre-K, Special Needs
Phone: 623.234.8912  Mobile: 602.772.1657
Location: 1930 W Pinnacle Peak Rd Phoenix, AZ 85027

Services: K – 12 School, After School, Summer Camps, Early Intervention, Speech Therapy, Music Therapy, Adult Day Programming, In Home and Respite and Habilitation, Behavioral Health
Phone: 480.900.1009
Locations: East Mesa – Ellsworth, Phoenix – Maryvale, Show Low, Phoenix – South Mountain, Freestone – Gilbert

L.IF.E. (Lauren’s Institute for Education)
Services: K -12 School, Transition Programs (14-21), Summer Programs, Day Treatment and Employment (DTE), Behavioral Support (BPS), Therapies, and Community Services
Phone: 480.621.8361 Ext. 136
Location: 1305 S Gilbert Rd. Gilbert, AZ 85296

New Way Academy
Services: K – 12
Phone: 602.389.8600
Location: 5048 E Oak St.  Phoenix, AZ 85008

PS Academy
Services: K – 12
Phone: 480.309.4792
Location: 5222 E Baseline Rd., #108 Gilbert, AZ 85234


Rise Learning Academy
Services: K – 12
Phone: 480.703.5614
Location: 20913 E Ocotillo Rd. Queen Creek, AZ 85142


St. Dominic Savio Academy
Services: K – 12 and Early Intervention
Phone: 480.659.5456

Victory Autism Academy
Services: K – 12 with Speech, Occupational and Physical therapies, Animal, Music, Art, Exercise, Yoga
Phone: 623.248.8624
Address: 1781 N Central Avenue, Goodyear, AZ 85338

Advocates and other Professionals in Arizona

AZ Autistic Advocate, LLC – Services Across the Spectrum
Owner: Tara J. Marshall, BA, SLPA
Services: Assists in identifying environmental sensory triggers for behaviors in their environments
Areas served: Phoenix metro area only, some Saturdays, most Sundays

Foundations in Reading
Services: Dyslexia Tutor
Contact: Sherry Wootan
Phone: 503.726.8629