Since 2013, the Autism Academy for Education and Development has opened three Arizona campuses located in Gilbert, Tempe, and Peoria. The school provides academic instruction centered on social skills, individualized teaching techniques, life skills, and various therapies. The school has a rich reputation of consistently helping students with autism reach their highest potential.
Husband and wife team, the-late Don Newcomb and Laura developed the program to accommodate the academic needs of children with autism. The model they created together lives on with teaching techniques that enhance individual abilities. Owner, Laura Newcomb, continues to demand all children be treated with dignity. The program has continued growing rapidly, enriching the lives of students K-12.
Since 2004, Newcomb has been a special education director. Throughout her experience, she recognized a significant academic need in the autism community. The Autism Academy is a reflection of her spirit of excellence. The school provides exceptional curriculum-based instruction for students with autism at an affordable rate.
Families relocating from other states to enroll in the program motivated Newcomb. She expanded the program throughout the Phoenix-metro area accelerating the learning of students with autism. Laura has always had one passion, and that is to provide excellent programming for students with special needs. The Newcomb’s passion and legacy of educating special needs children is etched into the history of the autism community forever.