“The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without a teacher.” – Elbert Hubbard
The Children’s Center is a full service non-profit corporation (501-c-3) offering comprehensive educational, therapeutic, and habilitative programs for children and adults.
The Center’s unique full service approach offers families of children with autism and related disabilities a variety of programs year round. These services are individualized to meet the changing needs of children and families across the valley.
We are “The only Arizona School Based Certified Provider of UCLA’s PEERS® social skills intervention training.”
“It’s a wonderful campus, and it’s a safe campus “
Positive Behavior Interventions & Support
The Children’s Center staff utilizes PBIS techniques to help maintain positive behavior, learn new skills, and improve on existing skills within the classroom and community.
Music Therapy is a program which helps to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. Music Therapy uses music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within the classroom and community settings.
Occupational Therapy is available for students who require these needs. OT services are woven into daily programming and are highly individualized to fit the specific needs of your student.
Speech Therapy services are available for those who require the need for such services. Like OT, Speech Therapy is woven within the daily programming.
Sensory Integration techniques are highly individualized for each student. SI is a critical piece to the learning process. SI helps to manage the much needed sensory input that the students require.
Community Based Instruction
Community Based Instruction is a program that takes high school aged students into the community, where we work on numerous social, life, and functional educational skills.
Differentiated Instruction techniques are utilized in daily educational programming to accommodate the diversity within the classroom. Differentiated Instruction is a key component to assist in the development and learning needs of all our students.
New Wonders Workshop
Program being revamped. Check back later for updates!
Structured Teaching Model
Each classroom utilizes STM programming to assist with independence, structure, and the learning of new skills to name a few.
Vocational Education & Supported Training
Our VEST program targets vocational awareness, pre-employment skill building, and social skills withing the workplace. A key component to this program also, takes high school aged students into supported employment positions within our community.
Your financial support can make the dreams of many become a reality.
Your generosity makes a difference to the lives of many children. The Children’s Center is also happy to receive other kinds of support such as donations of services (repair, maintenance, printing, etc.), equipment (garden, therapy, recreation), office supplies, etc. And of course your donation of time as a volunteer for our fundraising committee and/or fundraising events throughout the year would be warmly welcomed.
Contributions can be made by Check or Credit Card.
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To donate by check, please call Michelle Lythgoe @ (623) 915-0345 – ext. 203 email us.
If you would like to volunteer at The Children’s Center contact us.
Empowerment Scholarship Services (ESA) is a publicly funded education savings-account program administered by the Arizona Department of education. Find out if your child qualifies for an ESA.
After school program for individuals receiving DDD services (DTT: Day Treatment Training).
We provide sensory based activities, communication, cognitive, and behavioral training!
Summer day camp for children with autism and related disorders. Habilitation and respite before and after summer camp. Space is limited.
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5430 West Glenn Drive
Glendale, AZ 85301