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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

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

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

Services: K-12 School
Phone: (928) 443-9290
Address: 3021 Centerpointe East Dr. Prescott, AZ 86305

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Services: K-12 School & Evaluation Center
Locations in Gilbert, Tucson, Mesa

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

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

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

SARRC Community School
Services: Ages 15 months – 5 years old
Phone: (602) 606-9806
Locations in Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale

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

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


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

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