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 17
ACCEL – Buckeye Learning Center Graduation
May 18
ACCEL – Buckeye Learning Center
Last Day of School

May 24
ACCEL – South Mountain
Last Day of School

May 25
ACCEL Tempe Campus Graduation
10:00 am
May 26
ACCEL Metro Campus Graduation
10:00 am
May 31
ACCEL Metro Campus and Tempe Campus
Last Day of School

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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Raising Arizona Kids Magazine is having a FREE Special Needs Resource Fair in Tempe on August 26th. ACCEL will be there with a booth - join us! Follow the link for more details and to register for the event.
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ACCEL’s Swing FORE Special Kids!
Presented by Alliant
Grab a golf club and swing with ACCEL to raise funds for special needs children on Thursday, May 11 at TopGolf in Scottsdale! OR, just sign up as a non-golfer and enjoy mixing and mingling, bidding on amazing silent auction packages, and indulging in delicious food and beverages. We hope you join the fun and help raise funds for our special kids!
Our heartfelt thanks to our generous sponsors Alliant Employee Benefits, Scottsdale Investment Management and GPW and Associates!
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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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