Help individuals with special needs live a life of dignity and independence.
ACCEL’s mission is to provide exceptional educational, behavioral, 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.
To serve people who have special needs in Arizona through exceptional programs in education, a wide range of therapy, behavioral development, and vocational training. We turn challenges into possibilities by making the greatest possible impact on the lives of our students, clients and members.
Since 1980, ACCEL has been providing comprehensive instructional programming for children and adults who have special needs. ACCEL is a non-profit organization, and the only private special education school in Arizona nationally accredited by the National Commission for the Accreditation of Special Education Services (NCASES).
In 2019, ACCEL expanded its mission internationally to serve students who have developmental disabilities in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, where no special educational opportunities had existed for this community.
ACCEL is committed to doing the right thing for students. The ultimate goal is to help individuals who have disabilities achieve a life of dignity and self-worth—something that all people, regardless of ability level—deserve.