Better Autism Schools for Arizona Inc, the Arizona based Nonprofit and parent organization of Science Prep Academy has a mission to increase the successful participation of Neurodiverse students and young adults with Autism in the STEM workforce remains the same. Neurodiverse/Autistic students who want to transition into the STEM workforce benefit from research-based teaching strategies, curricula, and career preparation program models. STEM teaching strategies and workforce preparation programs embedded with social & emotional support reduces barriers to transitioning into sustainable employment.
Vision, Mission, Values:
We believe Neurodiverse individuals with Autism can become STEM professionals. The mission is to build a Neurodiverse STEM workforce by providing opportunities for academic, physical, social, and emotional growth through teaching and learning Science, Technology, Engineering, and
Our strategy is to equip and prepare students for an emerging 21st Century global scientific workforce. This will be accomplished by the use of research-based teaching and learning strategies, high-performance standards, and sensory integration including behavioral, speech, and occupational support.
Equity, Inclusion, Diversity, Positive Thinking, and Scientific Inquiry
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About Better Autism Schools for Arizona, Inc.
515 E. Grant St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, US
To help build an Autism workforce by providing opportunities for academic, physical, social, and emotional growth through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) based teaching and learning.
We are Arizona's First STEM College and Career Pathway School for students with autism. Recent figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show one in 59 children in the United States are diagnosed with autism. Eighty (80) percent of individuals with autism are under 22 and will create a challenge for Metro Phoenix companies who will be unprepared to employ thousands of young adults who will enter the workforce.
As educators, watching parents of children with Autism who are transitioning out of high-school and into a college or career has been tough. There is a huge disconnect between what students with Autism at Arizona schools are getting out of their therapy, academic and social curriculum and what they need to be successful at getting and retaining a career. This is the reason why local educators, therapists, and community leaders decided to create Science Prep Academy.
Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy
People with Disabilities
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