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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.
 


Happenings

August 3
Buckeye/Satellite – First Day of School

August 8
South Mountain/Satellite
First Day of School

August 15
Metro & East – First Day of School

September 5
Labor Day – No School

October 10 – 14
Fall Break – No School

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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 December 31, 2016.
To make an online contribution, click here – DONATE

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Congratulations to ACCEL Experienced Teacher, Karein Robertson, and her classroom team of paraprofessionals for achieving the Model Classroom Program this summer! Pictured left to right are Coretta Poocha, Jocelyn Christiansen, Karein Robertson, Leandra Swain, Amanda Scott and Brandon Workman. ... See MoreSee Less

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“So often you find that the students you’re trying to inspire are the ones that end up inspiring you!” – Sean Junkins

Every day at ACCEL we are inspired by our students! This past year was an amazing year with incredible kids participating in creative, exciting, challenging and learning inspired programs. Here’s a little snapshot of the past school year! Enjoy your summer!
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“So often you find that the students you’re trying to inspire are the ones that end up inspiring you!” – Sean Junkins Every day at ACCEL we are inspired by our students! This past year was an amazing year with incredible kids participating in creative, exciting, challenging and learning inspired programs. Here’s a little snapshot of the past school year! Enjoy your summer!

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ACCEL students from the BUHSD Learning Center - BUHSD #201 got to go on a field trip to Harkins Theatres to see "Finding Dory." The classroom has been preparing for this since the start of the summer session. They got to work on a variety of important skills such as money, communication, turn taking, social and behavior management skills out in the community. While at the theatre, they also enjoyed getting their picture taken in front of some of the promotional displays. ... See MoreSee Less

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