Arizona Autism Charter Schools, Inc.

Skip to main content
Mobile Menu
Open enrollment has ended, but AZACS accepts applications year-round for the waiting list. For more info, visit our ENROLLMENT page today! -------------- Open enrollment has ended, but AZACS accepts applications year-round for the waiting list. For more info, visit our ENROLLMENT page today! -------------- Open enrollment has ended, but AZACS accepts applications year-round for the waiting list. For more info, visit our ENROLLMENT page today! -------------- Open enrollment has ended, but AZACS accepts applications year-round for the waiting list. For more info, visit our ENROLLMENT page today! -------------- Open enrollment has ended, but AZACS accepts applications year-round for the waiting list. For more info, visit our ENROLLMENT page today! -------------- Open enrollment has ended, but AZACS accepts applications year-round for the waiting list. For more info, visit our ENROLLMENT page today! --------------

Overview

Arizona Autism Charter School (AZACS) is the first tuition-free, public charter school in Arizona focused on the educational needs of children with autism. AZACS was unanimously approved by the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools and is currently serving grades K-8 in Metro Phoenix.


MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission is to educate students with autism and related disorders using evidence-based strategies grounded in the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). The goal is to make this educational option accessible and tuition-free to students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the state of Arizona and beyond. Visit www.autismcharter.org to learn more.

 

 
Parents Share Their AZACS Story on YouTube
 
 
 

Leadership Team

Diana Diaz-Harrison, M.Ed.
Lead Founder, Executive Director
 
Tanya Brodd, M.Ed.
School Principal
 
Rosetta Hicks
Director of Special Education and Human Resources
 
Megan Tolway
Middle School Dean & ABA Program Supervisor
 
Carey Ann Burgess, MS, BCBA/LBA
Director of ABA Programs - Arizona Autism United
 
Joseph Gentry, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Lead Consultant – Gentry Pediatric Behavioral Services, PLLC
 
 
 

Arizona Autism Charter Schools Board of Directors

 
Board President
Leo Valdez – Hutchinson, Shockey, Erley & Co
 
Board Secretary
Mary McEvilly-Hernandez, Imagine Life Design
 
Board Treasurer
Ron Harrison, Salt River Project (SRP), AZACS Parent
 
Board Directors
Gregory E. Torrez – Azteca Wedding Plaza, Torrez International, LLC
Genaro Delgadillo – Salt River Project (SRP)
Keisha McKinnor  – Business Consultant
Dr. Viet Do – Phoenix VA Health Care System, AZACS Parent
 
 
 
Facility
4433 N. 7th Street
The AZACS facility is located in the heart of Phoenix: on 7th street just south of Camelback Road!