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 5 – 9am – 2pm
ACCEL Sidewalk Sale

May 6 – 9am – 2pm
ACCEL Sidewalk Sale

May 30
Memorial Day – No School

May 31
Last Day of School


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 $200 for individuals and $400 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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Unique Gifts for Mom!

There are going to be two days of sidewalk sales at ACCEL Metro Campus this week! You'll will find plenty of unique and special hand crafted items to show Mom just how much she means to you. Jewelry, beautiful mosaic items, yummy treats, gifts for her fur family members, and oh so much more will be featured May 5 and 6 at 10251 North 35th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85051. We'd love to see you.
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Show Mom the Love! SAVE 25% On all Merchandise at ACCEL's Gifted Hands Boutique. Just in time for Mother's Day!

Gifted Hands Boutique is ACCEL's upscale collection of exceptional high-end gifts, home décor, clothing and accessories from around the world. As a special feature, skilled artisans with special needs create one-of-a-kind items featured in the store as part of the ACCEL Collection.

By supporting ACCEL's Gifted Hands Boutique, you have the opportunity to buy quality gifts while giving the gift of dignity and independence to those with special needs.

Located at Scottsdale Seville
7001 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. A-107
(Behind Rumors Salon)
STORE HOURS: Mon.-Sat. 10am-6pm
(480) 292-7959
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Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day! Not only do we appreciate the incredible teachers at ACCEL, WE LOVE THEM!!! These awesome men and women are the reason our students can be so successful.

How perfect is this? Today is also National Garden Meditation Day. Thanks to a number of supporters, ACCEL has developed a horticulture program where students are learning about growing vegetables and flowers. All classes have been able to go out and visit the gardens to learn or to just appreciate the beauty of the growing plants.
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