About Us

About Us
Autism Life and Living, Inc.

About Us

Autism Life & Living, Inc. (ALL)  is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Arizona. We are comprised of a remarkable team of professionals who are passionate and driven to support ALL’s values, vision and mission; a mission that is more critical than ever. Our mission is to empower young adults with autism by providing programs that promote inclusion, independence, socialization and well-being. Visit our Services page to learn more and get connected.

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Take this pledge. People are people not conditions and we need to address them accordingly. ... See MoreSee Less

If you don't choose a day to relax, your body and mind will choose it for you. -Brooke ... See MoreSee Less

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Absolutely! I use to push myself so hard and one day I thought to myself that I’d take the day off. But then I remembered I had a lot of laundry to do so I got up and proceeded to do it. When I bent down to pick up some clothes my back went completely out. My husband had so literally drag me very slowly into the bedroom where it took me about 45 minutes to crawl into the bed. And there I remained for over a week. If the house was on fire I wouldn’t have been able to get out. That’s how bad the pain was. So, you’re statement is 100% true!

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Some great support group resources! ... See MoreSee Less

Lisa and her boys-2007

How It Started

The Concept

The concept of ALL was born out of a mother’s uncertainty of not knowing what would become of her 2 sons, both of whom have autism, when she was no longer here to care for them; a feeling echoed by many parents of adult children with autism. After extensive research for viable options for her boys, she recognized that options for safe and affordable housing for this vulnerable population in Arizona are virtually non-existent. That, compounded with high abuse rates for disabled adults and a significant increase in the prevalence of autism, validated her concerns. Though the concept began for young adults with autism, in honor of her boys, it includes young adults with autism and other I/DD.

Statistics Matter

Why We Do What We Do

Community Partners

Data Matters

Independent Community Starting Point

Adults with autism and other intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) face a critical shortage of housing options and access to supports they need to thrive. To drive future planning, funding and significant advancements in public policy a comprehensive market analysis of the needs and preferences of individuals with autism and/or IDD is critical. Autism Life and Living is proud to have been part of the Market Advisory Council for the Greater Phoenix Housing Market Analysis.

Trisector Advisory Council

The analysis involved collecting data, identifying barriers to meeting housing demand and developing ways the public, private, nonprofit and philanthropic sectors can work together to prevent the displacement or homelessness of this vulnerable population.  This groundbreaking analysis has the potential to positively and permanently impact public policy and funding streams.

The Data

2022 Greater Phoenix Housing Market Analysis

Meet Our Mascot and The Community She Will Call Home

ALLy the Squirrel at Oak Tree Ranch

The symbolism of our names:

Oak Tree Ranch
The Mighty Oak
  • Strength
  • Great Potential
  • Generosity
  • Resolve
  • Stability
  • Protection
ALLy the Squirrel
  • Social
  • Close-knit
  • Prepared
  • Hardworking
  • Playful
  • Goal-oriented