Why We Are The Best

Autism Academy for Education and Development is the right piece of the puzzle.

A puzzle piece only fits in one right place and at Autism Academy we are the right place for your child’s education. We offer customized programming designed to meet your child’s individual needs and we place your child’s education together one piece at a time.

Every puzzle piece, like every child is unique at our school!

Autism Academy… A school where your child fits.


Autism Academy for Education and Development specializes in providing education to all students on the Autism Spectrum, Kindergarten to 12th grade. Our program adapts the educational curriculum to facilitate learning and independence for all students, in both the classroom and in life. Low teacher to student ratios are maintained to maximize individual attention as well as address the needs of each student.

Our highly qualified teachers and staff cultivate an atmosphere of acceptance, compassion, and encouragement.  Academics are designed for motivational learning as well as recognizing individual accomplishments.

Our standards based, research driven curriculum that is in place challenges and nurtures your child’s education, imagination and creativity.  Music, Art, Social Skills, Life Skills, Adaptive PE, and Technology are all incorporated into daily and weekly schedules.  Occupational and Speech Language therapies are provided by certified, experienced therapists.  Each campus has a sensory room providing an area for safe tranquility. Students also engage in group and individual activities in a secure outside play area or on site gymnasium.

Our A+ Academy High School program offers two pathways for graduation:

  • the academic pathway which is focused on enriching academic skills within the general education standards.
  • the functional pathway which provides learning opportunities focused on functional academics and daily living skills.

Students may follow a single pathway or a combination of the two pathways, depending on their individual needs.

We are a State of Arizona approved Private School with locations in Gilbert, Tempe, and Peoria.

Our Team

Administrative Support

Sabrina ViethTitle. Administrative Assitant

Sabrina Vieth

Administrative Assistant
Rachelle Reese Title. Growth and Development Specialist

Rachelle Reese

Growth and Development Specialist

Lorie Crabtree

HR Generalist
Wilbur_Kym Title. Tempe Administrative Assistant

Kym Wilbur

Administration Assistant

Gena Horn

Peoria Office Manager
Cyndi Connite Title. Administrative Assistant

Cyndi Connite

Administration Assistant

Catelyn Foster

Enrollment Coordinator

Barbara Curtis

Gilbert Office Manager

Abby Timm

Speech Language Pathologist

Gilbert Campus

Yvonne Hernandez Title. Gilbert Teacher

Yvonne Hernandez

Gilbert Teacher

Taylor Bates

Gilbert Teacher

Sue Muszynski

Gilbert Teacher

Rebecca Pawlowski

Gilbert Teacher

Kathy Graves

Gilbert Teacher

Jayme Miller

Gilbert Teacher
Derrick Jamerson Title. Gilbert Principal

Derrick Jamerson

Gilbert Principal
Chris Brisco Title. Gilbert Teacher

Chris Brisco

Gilbert Teacher

Tempe Campus

Susan Floyd Title. Tempe Teacher

Susan Floyd

Tempe Teacher

Michele Landis

Classroom Teacher

Leslie Dille

Tempe Teacher

Lauren Norman

Tempe Teacher
Jenny Sevier Title. Tempe Teacher

Jenny Sevier

Tempe Teacher
Cindi Gordon Title. Tempe Teacher

Cindi Gordon

Tempe Teacher

Peoria Campus

Shawn U. Davis Title. Peoria Principal

Shawn U. Davis

Peoria Principal

Jamie Sowder

Peoria Teacher

Breanne Jojola

Peoria Teacher
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Anne-Marie Anderson

Peoria Teacher