ACCEL, a nonprofit that serves children and adults who have developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder, cognitive disabilities and behavioral disorders, recently received a donation of new physical therapy equipment, valued at $50,000. The donation was made by an anonymous donor.
“We are grateful for this donation especially as we wrap-up a year where nonprofits have been greatly affected by COVID-19,” says Jessie Bustamante, chief advancement officer at ACCEL. “This generous donor has a personal connection to our mission and wants to help us continue to give our students a life of dignity and independence.”
The new equipment includes tricycles, activity chairs, compass chairs and a supine stander from Rifton Equipment that will be used across ACCEL’s three campuses in Phoenix, Tempe and Buckeye.
ACCEL is a nonprofit organization serving children and adults who have developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder, cognitive disabilities and behavioral disorders. Founded in 1980, ACCEL is celebrating 40 years of providing innovative, individualized and comprehensive educational, therapeutic, employment, behavioral and life skills training to its students, adult members and clients. ACCEL’s private educational program supports students ages five to 22, with school campuses located in Phoenix and Tempe, and a satellite campus in Buckeye. ACCEL’s Adult Services program provides day programming for adults ages 18 and older, through the lifespan. The BISTÅ Center, an applied behavior analysis agency located in Mesa, serves children ages 18 months to 13 years old with early intervention services. For more information, please visit www.accel.org/.