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Education

Learn about the education services for individuals 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 us if any information needs to be updated.

Local Resources

National Resources

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

Specialized Schools in Arizona

Abbie School
Services: K-12 School
Phone: (520) 300-6103
Address: 5870 E. 14th Street, Tucson, AZ
Website: https://abbieschool.org

ACCEL
Services: K-12 School, Adult Day Center, BISTA Center -ABA for children 18 months – 13 years old.
Locations in Metro Phoenix, Tempe, Buckeye,  Mesa
Website: www.accel.org

Arizona Autism Charter Schools, Inc.
Services: Tuition free, Autism focused school. Offers in person K-12 and online school.
Locations in Phoenix and Peoria
Website: www.autismcharter.org

ASCEND
Services: K-12 School
Phone: (928) 443-9290
Address: 3021 Centerpointe East Dr. Prescott, AZ 86305
Website: https://azautismascend.org

Autism Academy for Education & Development
Services: Elementary, Middle School, and High School, Online options
Phone: (623) 439-5368
Locations in Gilbert, Tempe, Peoria, Glendale, Tucson
Website: www.aaed.org

AZ Aspire Academy
Services: Elementary, Middle School, and High School
Phone: (480) 420-6630
Locations in Tempe, Queen Creek, Litchfield Park, Scottsdale, Tucson
Website: www.azaspireacademy.com

Banner Children’s Academy
Services: 4-12 School
Phone: (480) 827-5348
Address: 1410 West 10th Place, Tempe, AZ 85281
Website: click here

Beyond Autism
Services: Year-round, full day, comprehensive program serving students ages 6-22.
Phone: (602) 541-9743
Address: 555 W. Glendale Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021
Website: www.beyond-autism.com

Breakthrough Academy
Services: K-8 School
Phone: (866) 620-9380
Address: 3427 E. Bell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85032
Website: www.btacademy.org

The Children’s Center for Neurodevelopmental Studies 
Services: Educational, therapeutic and habilitative programs for children with developmental disabilities ages 3-22.  Phone: (623) 915-0345 Address: 5430 West Glenn Drive, Glendale, AZ, 85301 
Website: https://thechildrenscenteraz.org



Empower Academy
Services: K-12 School
Phone: (480) 476-1171
Address: 22050 E Queen Creek Road, Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Website: www.empoweracademyeducation.com

Gateway Academy
Services: 6-12 School that “supports a pure population of students with High Functioning Autism.”
Phone: (480) 998-1071
Address: 3939 E. Shea Blvd. Phoenix, AZ 85028
Website: https://gatewayacademy.us

Hi-Star Center for Children 
Services: Elementary Special Education on Campus and Online Phone: (602) 548-3038 Address: 5807 North 43rd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85019 Website: https://histarcenter.com

Kids Prep Academy
Services: Preschool: Toddler, Early PreSchool, Preschool & Pre-K, Special Needs
Phone: (602) 772-1657
Address: 1930 West Pinnacle Peak Road Phoenix, AZ 85027
Website: www.kpaaz.com

Lexington
Services: K-12 School, After School, Summer Camps, Adult Day Programming
Phone: (480) 900- 1009
Locations in Show Low, Mesa, Phoenix, Maryvale, Taylor, South Mountain
Website: www.lexingtonservices.com

L.I.F.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 
Address: 1305 South Gilbert Road, Gilbert, AZ 85296
Website: www.laurensinstitute.org

Life Development Institute: Academy of Lifelong Learning
Services: LDI serves day high school students grades 9-12, post secondary progrgams, summer academy age 16-24, adult residential sutdents 18-30.
Phone: (623) 773-1545
Address: 5940 W Union Hills Dr. Ste #D-200 Glendale, AZ 85308
Website: www.discoverldi.com

New Way Academy
Services: K-12 School
Phone: (602) 389-8600
Address: 5048 E. Oak St.  Phoenix, AZ 85008
Website: www.newwayacademy.org

Pathways
Services: K-12 School & Evaluation Center
Locations in Gilbert, Tucson, Mesa
Website: www.pathwaysschool.org

PS Academy
Services: K-12 School
Phone: (480) 309-4792
Address: 5222 East Baseline Road, #108 Gilbert, AZ 85234
Website: www.psacademyarizona.com 

Red Oak Autism Academy
Services: Pre-K through 12 School
Phone: (480) 448-8906
Address: 5050 E. University Drive, Suite #110-114, Mesa, AZ 85205
Website: www.redoakautismacademy.com

Rise Learning Academy
Services: K-12
Phone: (480) 703-5614
Address: 20913 East Ocotillo Road, Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Website: www.RiseLearningAcademy.org

SARRC Community School
Services: Ages 15 months – 5 years old
Phone: (602) 606-9806
Locations in Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale
Website: https://autismcenter.org/sarrcs-community-school

STAR Autism Academy
Services: Serving students with severe language, communication, learning & behavioral needs. STAR Autism Academy has an overall program for children between the ages of 5 and 14. 
Phone: (602) 548-3038
Address: 
5807 N 43rd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85019
Website: www.starautismacademy.com

St. Dominic Savio Academy
Services: K-12 and Early Intervention
Phone: (480) 659-5456
Address: 550 West Warner Road, Chandler, AZ 85225
Website: www.stdomsavio.com

The United School for Autism
Services: 1-12+ School
Phone: (480) 860-1339
Address: 9590 East Shea Blvd.  Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Website: www.theunitedschool.com

 

Thriving Minds Academy
Services: K-5 School
Phone: (480) 806-8000
Address: 850 S Ironwood #110, Apache Junction, AZ 85120
Website: www.thrivingmindsaz.com

Victory Autism Academy
Services: K-12 with Speech, Occupational and Physical therapies, Animal, Music, Art, Exercise, Yoga
Phone: (623) 248-8624
Locations: Goodyear Elementary, Goodyear Middle/High, Phoenix Elementary, Queen Creek Elementary
Website: www.victoryautismacademy.com

Tutoring

Foundations in Reading
Expanding the learning boundaries and
building confidence in children with Dyslexia. Online tutoring.
www.foundationsinreading.biz

Smart Cactus LLC
We specialize in areas such as English, Writing, Math (up to Algebra II), Science, Study Skills, and Executive Functioning. Currently serving the West Valley.
www.smartcactustutoring.com