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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ACCEL has received grants from American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation and BBVA Compass Foundation for tremendously beneficial classroom technology. We thank these foundations for their support! ... See MoreSee Less

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We had an amazing turn out for our FIRST EVER baseball game at Miracle League of Arizona. It was ACCEL Metro vs ACCEL East and it sure was a nail biter. Both teams had a great time and we are looking forward to the next game!

If you have any pictures from the game and you want them to be shared on our FB page, please send them our way! We would love to show off our talented students!
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The Tetra String Quartet will be holding a FREE Azure show!!!
Date: October 21st
Time: 3pm
Location: Tempe History Museum
Theme: Witches, Cats, Brooms, and Bats! Join Tetra for a spooky concert, perfect for the season. This concert will feature guest clarinetists Stefanie Harger Gardner and Joshua Gardner!
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Come one, come all for this exciting Halloween themed concert! All ages!! They will be sporting our amazing witches hats during the concert as well!

They will also be holding a free concert for our adult students in November! More details for that to come.
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