Arizona Centers for Comprehensive Education and Life Skills

ACCEL (Arizona Centers for Comprehensive Education and Life Skills) is a private, nonprofit organization serving children and adults with developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder, behavior disorders and intellectual disabilities.

ACCEL provides a comprehensive instructional program using multisensory instruction, personalized attention to individual needs, customized research-based programming, social emotional skills, fundamental life skills, post-graduation career and job training.

Services are provided through the three centers:

ACCEL School Services – Designed to provide students ages 5 to 22 an academic, behavioral, therapeutic and vocational program. Our collaborative team approach affords students a highly structured learning environment with individualized instruction and small class size.

ACCEL Adult Services – Provides lifelong education and vocational training to individuals over 18 years of age with a variety of disabilities, including intellectual impairment and autism spectrum disorder.

ACCEL Bista Center – Provides therapy to individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other behavior disorders, as well as learning disabilities and intellectual disabilities. In addition, Bista Center provides assistance to families in obtaining the skills necessary to enrich their lives through applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy.


May 11
TopGolf Swing Fore Special Kids
Join the festivities at TopGolf! You can play or just mix and mingle from 2 – 5 pm
For more details click here.
Or contact the Development Office
at 602-926-7210, Ext. 311
June 12 – July 13
ESY is Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
No ESY on Tuesday, July 4


Give to ACCEL. Get a Tax Credit.
Help kids with Special Needs

Thanks to the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Program, state taxpayers can help ACCEL’s children and adults with special needs and be eligible for an Arizona state tax credit up to $400 for individuals and $800 for married couples. Itemization is not required, but donations need to be made by April 15, 2018.
To make an online contribution, click here – DONATE

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ACCEL is one of 22 Arizona schools receiving the Arizona Diamondback and University of Phoenix School Challenge Grant. We had the opportunity to be recognized before tonight's game against the San Diego Padres. And, the DBacks provided tickets for ACCEL staff to have a night out and enjoy the game!
Thank you Arizona Diamondbacks for your generous community support!
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ACCEL’s Adult Services program recently participated in a special event hosted by Soroptimist International of Phoenix called Trash to Fashion. ACCEL’s Adult program designed two dresses for the fashion show one made of coffee filters and the other made with bubble wrap.

Two of our adult members modeled the dresses during the fashion show and both dresses won prize money!

Congratulations to our designers and everyone who worked on the dresses and to our models who looked fabulous!

Soroptimist’s mission is to improve the lives of women and girls through social and economic empowerment.
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