Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Education & Literacy


10251 N 35 Th AVEPhoenix, AZ 85051 United States


Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide exeptional educational, therapeutic, and vocational programs to individuals with special needs, to give them the necessary skills to learn, to work, and to live successfully with dignity and independence.


ACCEL was founded in 1980 to serve individuals with cognitive, behavioral, and physical challlenges by providing research-based educational, therapeutic, and vocational programs. ACCEL responded to the needs of the community by establishing an on-site staff day care center in 1987, a community and special needs daycare/preschool in 1991, a public school consortium on a distric campus in 1992, an east valley site in 1995 and an innovative adult program in 2002. ACCEL contracts with over 40 Maricopa County school districts and serves over 300 special needs students on five sites within the county.

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