Life Development Institute
- Life Development Institute (LDI), located in metropolitan Phoenix, AZ, offers fully accredited high school, post-secondary, and summer academy programs for higher education capable young adults who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD, and other learning disabilities.
- LDI serves individuals that thrive in a learning environment providing holistic academic and community engagement.
- Additionally, LDI embeds adult content and competencies by integrating practical college strategies, refining interpersonal communication skills, determining viable career paths, and promoting social responsibility.
- Life Development Institute's mission is to motivate and inspire LDI students to seek and experience succes.
- LDI strives to optimize each individuals potential to enhance their quality of life in a challenging and supportive learning & living environment.
|School Type||Special Education School|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Other special emphasis association(s)|
|Grades Offered||Grades 9-12|
|Offers Post-Graduate Year||Yes|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||Autism Spectrum Disorder/ADHD/Learning Disabilities|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Total Students||31 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 41%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||5 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||6:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Tuition Notes||Each program has a different tuition cost. Scholarships are available for Arizona High School Students for the Day High School program and Emerging Leaders Summer Academy|
|Admissions Director||Jeremy Wine|
- Residential Program: LDI`s Post-Secondary program is designed as a two-year program that offers three pathways towards placement into community-based higher education, technical and career preparation, occupational training programs, or competitive employment. LDI`s Post-Secondary Program identifies goals for its students that focus on learning and achievement for all adults, not just those with hidden disabilities. LDI is an ideal program for families and students who are seeking a supported and inclusionary learning environment designed to empower students to develop practical skills for adult daily living, employability, learning, and community involvement as well as personal and physical well-being. Our nurturing environment engages students in the "how to`s" of handing common problem-solving and decision-making demands for adult life success.
- Day High School Program: The Academy of Lifelong Learning (ALL) provides an ideal transitional bridge from high school to higher education, employability and better quality of life for 11th and 12th grade students. ALL students will be provided with focused academic and transition program of instruction, which offers either a traditional academic or transitional-tracked academic diploma that focuses on practical life preparation instruction and guidance to improve social thinking and overall Executive Functioning. Real skills for real needs!
- 5-week Summer Program: The Emerging Leaders Summer Academy provides an ideal transitional bridge to higher education and career development for high school students or young adults. Emerging Leaders Summer Academy participants will live in the suites, NAU`s newest residence hall, located next to W.A. Franke College of Business, where classes will be held. The Summer Academy prepares participants for the next stages of education as well as transitioning into adult life using a specialized approach that harnesses the strengths of each person`s learning styles embedding diversity, cultural, and leadership skills that are essential for success in careers and higher education.
- Intake Procedure: Each program has a its own specific process for enrollment. Please inquire for more information.
- Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8am 5pm MST. Friday, 8am 4:30pm MST.
- Program Eligibility: To be eligible for enrollment, individuals must be-low average to gifted intellectual potential with diagnosis of LD, AD/HD or related disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, high functioning autism, and Non-Verbal LD. Students must also be free from significant psychiatric/behavioral problems that require in-patient therapeutic-type services.
- Residential Program: Age 18 and older
- ALL day high school program: Age 16 and older
- Summer Emerging Leaders Academy: Ages 16 26
- Fees: Call for more information.
- Languages Spoken: English
- Geographic Area Served: Local, National, and International
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Glendale Grades: K-12 | 29 students
5430 W Glenn Dr
Glendale, AZ 85301
(623) 915-0345 8 K-12
- Phoenix Grades: 1-12 | 24 students
6601 N 27th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85017
(602) 336-0061 10.2 1-12
- Phoenix Grades: 1-9 | 58 students
5807 N. 43rd Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85019
(602) 548-3038 7.9 1-9
- Peoria Grades: 1-12 | 53 students
8155 W Thunderbird Rd
Peoria, AZ 85381
(623) 209-1000 2.6 1-12