Our Mission

Cade with BlocksThe mission at ASCEND is to view the child first and the disorder second. We strive to meet the individual needs of each child. We believe that each child must be nurtured to at all levels, physically, emotionally, spiritually, and educationally. Family input and parental choice are cornerstone to the success of the school. Parents are an integral part of the programming choices, fundraising, and community events. The ultimate goal for us is that each child and family affected by autism will “Reach New Heights”.

Adaptive Tricycle Fundraiser


Please donate and help ASCEND raise the money to purchase this Adaptive Tricycle. Recommended by our physical therapist as a much needed support for our students with limited mobility.

Please consider donating to this worthwhile fund. It would greatly benefit the health and well being of our students.

Thank you for your support and consideration!

Higher Standards Better Results


ASCEND (Autism Spectrum Center for Educational and Neurological Development) is a an Arizona non-profit school specializing in K-12 special education for individuals with autism, challenging behaviors, developmental disabilities, and language disorders. ASCEND adheres to: