ALL serves ages youth & young adults 13 and older
ALL's Strive 365 Well-Being Program
Individuals with autism and IDD face many barriers to accessing support services and education needed to live a healthy independent life. Autism Life and Living's Well-Being Program takes a unique and holistic approach to eliminating these barriers by addressing our members physical, emotional, social and psychological components of health. Activities are aimed at strengthening such individual, environmental and social resources inclusive of psychological assets and skills essential for well-being. Our goal is to empower these individuals to increase their life chances, take control over, and improve their health and ultimately their overall well-being. Living with a disability does not have to be a social determinant of health and well-being. See program categories below for details.
Inclusion & Connections
If you are interested in making friends and socializing in fun community based settings, then ALL’s Social Circle is for you. Our Social Circle Program promotes socialization, social/emotional well-being and community inclusion by planning and hosting monthly community based events.
At ALL, we believe everyone deserves friends and a safe space to engage in the community. EVERYONE.
Once application is submitted you will be contacted by ALL’s Program Coordinator for a virtual appointment to discuss program specifics including our family caregiver respite program and answer any questions you may have.
Due to overwhelming demand this program is on a waitlist. Please join the waitlist if you would like to be contacted once a spot opens up.
If you are interested in being connected to support service programs or resources, please visit our Resource Directory page. We are removing barriers to accessing such services by providing a one stop, easy to use self-service directory. Resources include but are not limited to:
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Day Programs
- Employment Training
- Attended Care
- Group/Individual Supported Employment
- Emergency Resources (food/shelter)
- Mental/Behavioral Health
- Legal Services
- Crisis Services
- And more…
Health & Wellness
PEERS® for Adolescents: Social & Relationship Skill Building Course
Teens will learn about developing and maintaining friendships, conversation skills, electronic communication, dating skills (optional class selection) and handling disagreements. Teens are taught through didactic lessons and role play demonstrations, and practice these skills during group socialization activities.Classes are aught by a PEERS certified instructor. Parents/Social Coaches attend separate sessions simultaneously and are taught how to assist their teen in applying learned skills to real life interactions.
What are the participation requirements?
- Have friendship struggles
- Teens ages 13 through 17
- Teens must be interested in attending the program
- Teens must agree to participate in the program voluntarily
- Parent or Social Coach must be willing to participate
What are the Details?
- Duration: 16 weeks
- Start Date: April 1, 2024
- Time: 6:15-7:45
- Delivery of Instruction: Virtual
- Teens must consistently attend the program
If you are interested in participating in PEERS® for Adolescents please fill out the intake form with as much detail as possible and ALL’s Program Coordinator will reach out to discuss the application process.
Physical Fitness or F3 (Fun, Fitness,Friends)
Teaches the health benefits of regular exercise and the various types of exercises to perform to accomplish one’s goals. Instruction is modified to individual needs/abilities.
Education on the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Covering basic nutrition lessons, ie.,food groups, benefits of a balanced diet, healthy snacking and meal planning.
Education on the importance of a healthy lifestyle and covering best practices for personal, domestic and community hygiene.
F3, Nutrition and Hygiene Classes are currently full. Please sign up for The ALL Star newsletter to be notified when spaces will be available.
Life & Living
The focus of our Life-Skills Program will be to teach activities of daily living to promote independence in the home and in the community. The curriculum will be modifiable to meet each individual’s needs and abilities.
(This program is currently in development)
The focus of our Life-Skills Program will be to teach job skills to promote independence, community integration and self reliance.
(This program is currently in development)
ALL's Oak Tree Ranch Community (Planning Stage)
Aerial view of proposed site plan on 3-4 acres of land. Design is subject to change.
It Takes a Village
Many parents are aging and ailing and are very concerned where their disabled adult children will live. Unfortunately, there are significant gaps in supports and services for independent living options.
Current options in Arizona are either expensive communities tailored to high functioning individuals or state run group homes. State run group homes are not an option many parents will choose as they come with extraordinarily high unsubstantiated abuse rates, no regard for resident compatibility or choice. This leaves parents, such as myself, having to create a solution. A solution that comes with many barriers. To develop an independent living community that is safe, supported and affordable will take a village. ALL is actively seeking individuals with varying expertise to join our village. We are in need of; driven parents determined to secure a solution, developers, architects, legal experts and anyone with a strong desire to make a measurable impact.
Click the button below if you are interested in joining our village. If you or a loved one is interested in being a resident of ALL’s future community, Oak Tree Ranch, please click the housing interest list button.
Independent Living Community
ALL’s FUTURE goal is to develop an inclusive community for young adults with autism and related developmental disabilities, that is safe, with incorporated support services and affordable for all socio-economic levels.
If you would like to be added to ALL’s Independent Living Housing INTEREST list, please click button below.
This list will assist ALL in establishing need as we move forward with the process to develop the community. This is a lengthy process that takes tremendous resources, ALL is driven to develop a safe, supported and affordable housing community.
Help Increase Our Impact
Support Inclusion & Independence
Click the button below to help increase ALL's impact. Donations allow ALL to provide our members with monthly social outings that reduce their isolation, increase inclusion in society and improve their social/emotional well-being. They also provide our members access to support services that allow them to learn necessary skills to live an independent life with self directed choice.