Improving quality of life for the differently abled Children & Adults



Lauren’s Institute For Education is an all- inclusive pediatric therapy center and learning facility.  We are very excited to offer our Private Academy as another tool to assist your child in reaching their highest potential.

Lauren’s Institute For Education is a strong advocate for children and adults with developmental disabilities and in providing the highest quality services in the State of Arizona.  The L.I.F.E. Private Academy is now part of our continued effort in providing every possible service under one roof to your child.

It is our greatest hope that our academy will meet the educational needs of your child while focusing on their individual needs; this includes but is not limited to their emotional, social and cognitive skills.  It is our belief that these children must be seen first as a child and allowed all the benefits and experiences of being a child.  Secondly, these children must be afforded every possible opportunity to experience the joys of companionship and social exploration.  Thirdly, they are given an opportunity to learn based on their individual strengths and weaknesses.  It is my strong belief that it is our duty to find a way to meet your child’s needs and create a program that meets all of these areas of growth in one program.

It is my personal belief that children with developmental disabilities are a true blessing and are sent to us to teach us to be the very best we can be through patience and perseverance.  As a united front,   Teacher and Administrators, working together, we will continue to remain humble and remain focused on the journey and not the end product.  We will remain open to change and the knowledge that we will never arrive yet always strive for what we know is possible for your child…..

If you choose L.I.F.E., I wish to Thank you for allowing us to be part of your journey and that of your child.  We consider it a true honor to be a small part of their lives yet be given the opportunity to make a large impact on their future.

Margaret Travillion


Using the philosophical Best Practice, L.I.F.E. will maintain a facility where a child with special needs can experience a loving and nurturing atmosphere while developing their fullest potential.


L.I.F.E.’s private school is a place where each and every child is considered an individual. L.I.F.E. educators approach each one of their unique needs as such. It is our greatest hope to create a place where each child’s needs – socially, emotionally and/or academically – can be addressed and supported on a individual basis. We hope never to see one of our students being “fit” into a classroom, but rather to have a classroom fit them.

Classroom Placement:

The L.I.F.E. Academy is designed to meet each and every child’s needs by addressing 2 critical issues; 1. What academic level does the child assess at and 2. How much support does that child need to be successful while working towards their individual learning plan.  Upon enrollment our experienced staff of teachers completes an assessment of the child’s academic levels, we currently use Edmark, Reading Mastery and Saxon Math as our standard curriculum however we pull from different resources when needed.

Once we complete the learning assessment we then determine how much support the child needs to be successful, Once we have these areas identified we can then place your child within one of our classrooms.  When placing your child we will be looking at all areas of their growth which includes but is not limited to their academic needs, their emotional well-being and their social development needs.

Upon completion of the assessment and classroom placement you will be asked to meet with the designated teacher to review your childs’ Individual Learning Plan.


Preschool/Kindergarten combined classrooms meet as follows;

Academy; 8:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. morning Academy session (this is when your child will be working on their own ILP, Independent Learning Program)

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Individual Therapies (if your child does not have therapy they remain in the classroom for respite)

Academy; 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. afternoon Academy session (this is when your child will be working on their own ILP, Independent Learning Program)

DTT- Group Habilitation; 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (this is when your child will be working on their own functional outcomes as determined by their ISP)

Kindergarten through our Third grade classrooms meet as follows;

Academy; 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (this is when your child will be working on their own ILP, Independent Learning Program)

Individual Therapies: 1:00 (if your child does not have therapies they will remain in the classroom to start their DTT program)

DTT- Group Habilitation; 1:00 p.m. and or 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (this is when your child will be working on their own functional outcomes as determined by their ISP)

Fourth Graders and up

Morning Therapies are available and a morning respite program.

Academy: 9:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. (this is when your child will be working on their own ILP, Independent Learning Program)


Please click the four links below to down load the entire Academy Enrollment Package.

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Annual tuition costs $26,000. Scholarships and grants may be available through private donors, L.I.F.E., the Empowerment Scholarship Account funded through the State of Arizona Department of Education and or through Lexi Law Scholarships funded through the Arizona Tax Credit Program.  We believe in offering the best possible services with minimal cost to parents.

For Information on our tuition and how your child may be eligible for funding please click on the following link|Tuition and or follow these links;


Step 1: Arizona Department of Revenue

You will need a copy of your IEP and verification of attendance from your last attended public school.

Step 2: Arizona Leadership Foundation

1.       Click on Lexi Law

2.       Click on application

Step 3: Arizona School Trust Choice

1.  Click on Parent/Students

2. Apply for scholarship

and or lastly TOPS

Please complete applications from all three STO’s.

For Further questions and or to schedule an onsite tour and meeting with the Co-Founder please email Margaret Travillion, Co-Founder and CEO at

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