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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 for children with special needs, ages 5-22, and adults 18 and over.

ACCEL provides innovative, individualized and comprehensive educational, therapeutic, vocational, behavioral, life skills, and transitional services to individuals with a wide range of abilities and challenges including autism, intellectual, emotional, physical disabilities and health impairments.


School Campuses

ACCEL’s special education day school programs are located on  campuses in Phoenix and Tempe and serve over 250 students.  ACCEL’s Metro and East Campus services are designed to meet the needs of students with a wide range of disabilities and levels of need. These programs provide evidenced-based practices in applied behavior analysis, structured teaching, as […]


Michael’s Garden

Michael’s Garden trains adults with special needs, ages 18 and older, in creative, enterprise-based businesses such as hat making, screen printing and managing a coffee shop. Clients receive lifelong training and education, affirming their self-worth and enabling them to fully participate in the workforce and community life. Michael’s Garden provides structure, security, and opportunities for […]


The BISTÅ Center

The BISTÅ Center offers intensive behavioral services at local clinics, homes and community settings. The staff at BISTÅ have experience in working with individuals with autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including those diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), and childhood degenerative disorder. BISTÅ offers services to clients through insurance-based and […]

East Campus

Satellite Classrooms

ACCEL continues to find innovative and effective ways to serve students and school districts by offering satellite classroom programs on local school district campuses.  These are ACCEL classrooms, staffed by well-trained ACCEL staff, utilizing the ACCEL curriculum and evidenced based methods, including structured teaching and applied behavior analysis.  Satellite programs are valuable because students have […]