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Our students and adults develop independence and self-confidence as they learn skills that may be transferred to future employment.

Some of the skills they develop include product implementation, customer service, retail sales, inventory tracking, packaging and shipping. In addition, they learn techniques and procedures to create quality merchandise including adaptation of educational materials, custom greeting cards, silk screening, designer hats, embroidery, holiday ornaments and making our popular dog biscuits. These items are featured for sale in on-line and at our seasonal side walk sales.

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

-Mahatma Gandhi

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Adaptation Materials
The Adaptation Student-Based Vocational Enterprise is a business designed for students to acquire basic office skills, such as: computer searches, keyboarding, design, laminating, cutting, copying, and assembling adapted books for students with special needs.

This enterprise supports students with special needs through: 1) vocational skill development, 2) providing teachers with literacy materials that support differentiated instruction, and 3) assuring dignified and age appropriate materials for middle and high school age students with intellectual disabilities.

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Gifted Hands Boutique
The Gifted Hands Boutique located in Scottsdale, Arizona closed their doors in early November. On behalf of all the students, members and staff at ACCEL, we would like to sincerely thank all of our loyal customers for your support. Please follow ACCEL for additional online shopping opportunities.
Would you like to continue to support ACCEL?
ACCEL students and adult members are hard at work every day creating unique, high-quality gifts, décor, clothing and more just for you. Join us at our popular Sidewalk Sales located at the ACCEL campus at 10251 N. 35th Ave in Phoenix, Arizona.
ACCEL Sidewalk Sales feature the newest hand-made crafts and designs for the season. Follow us on Facebook for sneak peeks and Sidewalk Sale schedules.

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Haute Hats
Haute Hats are hand-crafted by adult artisans with special needs working with experienced staff to create unique hats for many occasions including witches hats for Halloween, spring hats for Easter and Derby events and even embellished western style.

ACCEL’s Haute Hats are available in the Gifted Hands Boutique in Scottsdale, on the Etsy ACCEL website and in retail stores throughout the United States and Canada. Wholesale purchases are available to retailers.