ACCEL (Arizona Centers for Comprehensive Education and Life Skills) is a private, non-profit center that has been a leader in serving individuals with special needs since 1980. ACCEL utilizes evidence based practices in providing a continuum of services for children and adults, including school programs, clinic services, community based behavioral counseling, and adult services. ACCEL programs provide educational, behavioral, life skills and vocational training, as well as on-the-job coaching and placement in the community. Self-sustaining enterprises are an essential feature of our program. ACCEL core values assure dignity and independence for our students and adult members. Our goal is to meet every special need, with a focus on abilities, rather than disabilities.