What is L.I.F.E.?

We are an organization that offers a private academy, after school and summer programs (DTT, DTS), therapy services, behavioral programming (ABA, EIBI), adult program(DTA) and community services (HAH, RSP, ATC) all under one roof!


1305 South Gilbert Road | Gilbert AZ 85296 | MAP

  • Swimming Pool (85,000 gallons and shaded!)
  • Splashpad
  • Playground for older children
  • Playground for younger children
  • Sports Court (basketball, volleyball and more)
  • Grass field
  • Accessible Garden
  • Sensory Gym
  • Dark Sensory Room
  • Teen Room
  • Accessible Kitchen– Check out the video by the builders who did this space!
  • Laundry Room
  • Feeding Therapy Room
  • Therapy Gym
  • AT Loan Closet
  • Library
  • 5 Multidiscipline Therapy Rooms
  • 13+ Classrooms
  • Employee Lounge
  • Mother’s Room
  • and more…


Lauren’s Institute For Education was inspired by Lauren Reed. When Lauren was a child she was diagnosed with a rare degenerative disorder called Sanfillipo Syndrome. She required extensive therapy and treatment to maintain her function.

As part of this extensive care, Lauren received in-home habilitation from Margaret Travillion. Margaret and Lauren’s mother, Carrie Reed, brought Lauren to therapy sessions and doctor’s appointments all across the valley. They soon discovered that receiving therapy in multiple places was not only extremely time consuming and burdensome to family life, but also the providers were not able to communicate with each other and provide a comprehensive and integrated plan for Lauren. Margaret and Carrie dreamed and believed they could create something better for Lauren and for other children like Lauren.

Margaret Travillion (CEO) and Carrie Reed (President), opened Lauren’s Institute for Education in 2007. From the beginning, a key feature of L.I.F.E. has been it’s transdisciplinary model allowing providers of different disciplines to truly work together in one place for the benefit of a client and family.

The path has been difficult, and the sacrifices to building a successful company has been great, but L.I.F.E. has now been open for 13 years and is flourishing.

L.I.F.E. has grown tremendously and is now in its 3rd location at 1305 Gilbert Rd. The location has space for L.I.F.E.’s many services and room for future dreams!

Founders share how L.I.F.E. began with Lauren

"It felt like none of Lauren's providers were talking to each other and we were spending all our time driving to treatment appointments. We thought maybe we could create something better for Lauren and for children like Lauren."

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MARGARET TRAVILLIONChief Executive Officer
480-621-8361 EXT 101
480-621-8361 EXT 102


Contact Us

we are happy to answer any questions you have about L.I.F.E.

We are happy to answer any questions you have about L.I.F.E.

Please contact our Consumer Resource Administrator with any questions about our programs or to schedule a tour!

MONIQUE TREVINOConsumer Resource Administrator
480-621-8361 EXT 127

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