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

2. How much support will the child need to be successful while working towards their individual learning plan

Prior to enrollment our Administrator of Academic services, Jamie Noe, will complete an assessment of your child’s academic levels and determine the level of support your child would need to be successful within the classroom.

Once the learning assessment and level of support has been determined 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 again meet with Mrs. Noe to discuss your child’s placement and to determine an enrollment start date.

If you are interested in learning more please contact the Director of Student Services, Jamie Noe, or by calling 480-621-8361.


Each classroom includes three components if you participate in all services offered.

  1. LIFE Academy for your child’s schooling
  2. DDD funded therapy (or private pay funded therapy)
  3. DDD funded specialized habilitation in the DTT after-school program

You will find your child’s specific schedule on your child’s student schedule, which is provided during the Academy enrollment process.

If your child is participating in the LIFE Academy three-day program for their schooling, their schedule is as follows. You can add additional services to include the following; DDD funded therapy, ABA services and other DDD services.

  • Schedule A will attend MWF 8:30 – 11:30
  • Schedule B will attend T.TH 8:30 – 11:30 and F 1:00 – 3:45
  • Schedule C will attend M.T.TH 1:00 – 3:45
  • Schedule A will be specific to kindergarten students
  • Schedule B and C will be specific to preschool students

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