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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 17 – First Day of School

September 9 – 5pm – 7pm
Tempe Campus Open House

September 23 – 5pm – 7pm
Metro Campus Open House

October 16 – Sidewalk Sale
ACCEL Collection

October 30 – Sidewalk Sale
ACCEL Collection

October 30 – 9am – 1pm
Adult Services Open House

November 20 – Sidewalk Sale
ACCEL Collection

December 4 – Sidewalk Sale
ACCEL Collection

December 18 – Sidewalk Sale
ACCEL Collection

December 18 – 9am – 1pm
Adult Services Open House

April 15 – 9am – 1pm
Adult Services Open House

Spotlights

ACCEL’s Larry Salsburey Memorial Award
 
Each year ACCEL honors two students and two staff members with the Larry Salsburey Memorial Award for best representing the spirit and the intent on which ACCEL was founded: to enable each student to attain the highest level of independence possible. This is ACCEL’s highest recognition, with nominations coming from employees.

2015 Award Recipients

Xavier, ACCEL Student, Metro Campus
Dakota, ACCEL Student, Tempe Campus
 
Aaron Maya, ACCEL Staff, Metro Campus
Desirea Hoover, ACCEL Staff, Tempe Campus
 

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Arizona Centers for Comprehensive Education and Life Skills (ACCEL)Arizona Centers for Comprehensive Education and Life Skills (ACCEL) added 3 new photos.Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 at 4:36pm

ACCEL has an Etsy store! www.etsy.com/shop/ACCELCollection
The ACCEL Collection on Etsy features some of the incredible hand crafted items made by our students...

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Arizona Centers for Comprehensive Education and Life Skills (ACCEL)Arizona Centers for Comprehensive Education and Life Skills (ACCEL) added 4 new photos to the album: Our First Edible Watermelon.Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 at 4:30pm

Students in our Horticulture Program are learning valuable skills growing fruits and vegetables. Who doesn't like when there are truly "fruits" from your labor!

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