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Founded in 1947, Gompers’ mission centers on developing innovative opportunities for people with disabilities. With a main campus in Phoenix and an employment services office in Glendale, our nonprofit organization serves over 500 adults and students with developmental disabilities in Phoenix and its surrounding communities.
We are a leading provider in the valley of innovative learning techniques for individuals with complex developmental disabilities. Through our focus on the use of assistive technology(AT) in all aspects of our programming our goal is to unlock possibilities which lead to major social and emotional milestones. AT has the potential to increase self-esteem, happiness, self confidence, and an overall sense of power and control over one's own life. Everyday activities that once seemed out of reach ultimately become activities they are now able to engage in.
In each of our programs, we provide comprehensive curriculum that integrates the uses of assistive technology to enhance learning. Our programs include:
Gompers Private School which provides students ages 5 to 22 with individualized academic, behavioral, therapeutic and vocational programs to maximize skills and increase independence.
Day Training for Adults (DTA) program serves individuals who require support in developing and maintaining life skill. The program is built around community integration and self-determination.
Employment Services program offers one of the finest employment readiness programs for individuals with disabilities in the metro area. Three separate programs allow members to progress in their job skills training with the ultimate goal of independent and competitive employment.