Improving quality of life for the differently abled Children & Adults

About Us

Lauren’s Institute for Education (L.I.F.E.) is a special place for developmentally disabled children. We offer a variety of therapies that nurture each individual child’s overall growth to improve their quality of life and the lives of their family members.

WHO IS LAUREN?

Lauren is the daughter of Carrie Reed, Co-Founder and President of L.I.F.E. She was diagnosed with a rare disorder called Sanfilippo Syndrome in July 2004. Although Lauren is only a child, she has been through several tests, surgeries and even a cord blood stem cell transplant donated from her brother’s umbilical cord blood, which had been preserved at birth. Lauren remains an active and entertaining child that loves to sing, play with her dollies and do everything her mom does! Learn more about her …

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Our philosophy of care addresses the whole child, not just traditional areas of need. Through our eclectic approach we believe that the child’s emotional well being, both social/emotional awareness and self expression, is as equally important to a child’s growth as is cognitive and physical functioning.

The staff recognizes and celebrates the unique characteristics of each child. Using evidence based practices, L.I.F.E. strives to provide highly effective techniques which generalize outside of the therapeutic environment and ultimately contribute to an individual child’s life quality.

SPECIAL SPACES

L.I.F.E. Operations expands over three buildings:

  • Therapies and treatment Center which includes an Indoor Gym, Play Arena, Computer lab, and Exploration Room.
  • Community Services and our Adult day Program.
  • Private Academy
  • These three buildings accommodate over 20,000 square feet

To learn more about the therapies offered at L.I.F.E., please visit our Services section.

DISABILITY ACCOMODATIONS

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Lauren’s Institute for Education (L.I.F.E.) must make a reasonable accommodation to allow a person with a disability to take part in a program, service, or activity. For example, this means that if necessary, L.I.F.E. must provide sign language interpreters for people who are deaf, a wheelchair accessible location, or enlarged print materials. It also means that L.I.F.E. will take any other reasonable action that allows you to take part in and understand a program or activity, including making reasonable changes to an activity. If you believe that you will not be able to understand or take part in a program or activity because of your disability, please let us know of your disability needs in advance if at all possible. Please contact: Margaret Travillion at (480) 621-8361.

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