autism Archives

Pieceful Solutions hosts camps for autistic kids

Educational Partnership - Maricopa Community Colleges & University of Phoenix

Summer’s almost here, and Pieceful Solutions will host a summer camp for school-aged children, especially for those on the autism spectrum who seek structure and routine. Pieceful Solutions, which operates three East Valley schools for students on the autism spectrum, is holding “Camp Discovery 2016” Summer Camps to help children and teens enjoy their time off from… Read More →

Autistic adults move into First Place™ beta site

First Place, RSP Architects

Adults with autism have moved into the beta site for the First Place Transition Academy, one of three components of the future First Place mixed-use residential property in Phoenix.  The Academy is teaching independent living, career development and social skills for a population that experiences a “services cliff” after high school, according to a new… Read More →

Arizona schools ‘Go Blue’ for World Autism Awareness Day

Pieceful Solutions - Chandler

Pieceful Solutions, a K-12 school for children with autism spectrum disorders, commemorated Autism Awareness Month with a celebratory sunrise event today at its Chandler campus, Thursday, April 2 (World Autism Awareness Day), starting at 6 a.m. Faculty members, families, students and community supporters gathered to increase awareness about the increasing number of children in Arizona with… Read More →

A booming baking business, despite autism

Resnik

It’s a story that’s been written many times: Young entrepreneur uses an old family recipe to launch a successful business. But this success story comes with a twist. Matt Resnik, a 23-year-old man with autism, is using his family’s biscotti recipe to build a bridge to independence. “Matt loves music and one of his favorite songs is ‘Hey Jude,’ by… Read More →

Autism schools open in Phoenix and Chandler

School District
by in Blogs

Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) today announced the opening of the CARD Academy schools in Phoenix and Chandler, Ariz. They are opening two private day schools for individuals with autism that use applied behavior analysis in the approach. CARD Academy is a place where children and families can learn, play and thrive.  The… Read More →

Valley autism treatment centers open Oct. 18

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Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) announced the opening of its new treatment centers in Phoenix and Chandler with Family Fun Days scheduled on Saturday, Oct. 18.  CARD provides a variety of services using the evidence-based principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) to treat the delays and challenges commonly associated with autism spectrum disorder… Read More →

Banner Children’s Academy to open in Tempe

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Students with autism, emotional and learning disabilities will have a new place to learn this fall when a nationally-accredited school, specifically established for their needs, moves to a larger, more expansive location in the East Valley. Banner Children’s Academy of Education & Development, a newly named school operated by Banner Behavioral Health in Scottsdale, opens… Read More →

Circle K Raises $5.3 Million for UCP of Central Arizona

Armando Contreras, CEO of United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona
by in Featured | Nonprofit

Through fundraising efforts at local stores and events throughout the State of Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada, Circle K employees, customers and vendors generously helped raise over $5.3 million for UCP of Central and Southern Arizona, and Opportunity Village in Las Vegas, Nevada.    The funds donated support the organizations’ mission to help children and adults… Read More →

UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation Offers Grants

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The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan. Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 per grant to help pay for medical services… Read More →

UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation Offers Grants

child.hospital

The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by their commercial health insurance plan. Qualifying families can receive up to $5,000 per grant to help pay for medical services… Read More →

Hunkapi Provides Horse Therapy For Mentally, Physically Disabled

Hunkapi Provides Horse Therapy for Mentally, Physically Disabled
by in Healthy Living | Mental Health | Shape

Rocky’s long tongue flaps out from his toothless mouth as he trots around a child, whose goal is to “go catch a horse.” But this isn’t merely a game of tag; it’s a therapy session — for children with autism. Rocky, a sorrel, 31-year-old quarter horse, is one of six at Scottsdale’s Hunkapi program, a… Read More →

Valley Diversity Leader Establishes Specialty Bread Company

Specialty Bread Company

Christine French, a local entrepreneur and businesswoman, has established The French Bear Company to produce and market a specialty bread product with a unique shape and flavor. French, the founder and principle of Global Diversity Consulting, a Phoenix-based organization that partners with businesses to create diversity strategy and policy, is branching out with this specialty bread… Read More →

HCL Awards 2012: Institution Or Educational Program, Arizona Institute For Breast Health

HCL Awards 2012 - Arizona Institute for Breast Health
by in Events | Healthcare

Institution Or Educational Program Arizona Institute For Breast Health Arizona Institute for Breast Health was formed in 1998 by local breast cancer experts Drs. Coral Quiet and Belinda Barclay-White. Their focus was to offer women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer a second opinion, completely free of charge. There is no other non-profit organization… Read More →