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There are many ways you can help support children and adults with special needs, including autism spectrum disorder, behavioral and intellectual disabilities. Support from the community allows ACCEL to provide comprehensive services and specialized programming to teach the essential skills to learn, to work and to live successfully with dignity and independence.

To make an online contribution, click here – DONATE

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

-Mahatma Gandhi

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Charitable Tax Credit
Thanks to the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Program ARS §43-1088, 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.


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Private School Tax Credit
By redirecting stat tax dollars to ACCEL through a School Tuition Organization (STO), any Arizona taxpayer can help to provide tuition assistance for families who qualify and require a highly specialized private education for their child with special needs.

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Annual Giving
Children with severe autism and multiple disabilities enter school far behind children their own age.  One major challenge is their ability to learn using traditional teaching methods and materials. To meet the needs of children with severe disabilities, teachers must adapt and modify material by enlarging text, utilizing bold colors or textures and integrating communication symbols. These modifications are extremely time-consuming and expensive.

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Scholarship Assistance
Donations can be made for scholarships to assist student’s families with the costs associated with the extra services provided by ACCEL.

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Matching Gifts
Many employers will match “dollar-for-dollar” the donations made by their employees to charitable organizations such as ACCEL. To obtain information regarding Matching Gifts programs and doubling a donation to ACCEL, please contact the Human Resources department of your employer.

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Community FUNdraisers
A community fundraiser is any activity by a non-affiliated group or individual where ACCEL has no fiduciary responsibility and little to no staff involvement. These fundraisers are a wonderful way to raise funds and awareness about ACCEL in the community. These fundraising efforts allow ACCEL to continue to provide services to children and adults with special needs.

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Memorable Tributes
Your gift in memory or in honor of a special loved one, friend, or occasion is not only a thoughtful way to pay tribute, but a wonderful way to help meet the needs of children with severe autism and multiple disabilities. A gift may be given to honor special anniversaries, weddings, birthdays, graduations, or other special occasions.

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Planned Giving
By making a bequest or other planned gift to ACCEL, you can leave a legacy that will continue to impact the lives of children and adults with special needs for years to come.