Encouraging Courageous Self-Expression
Empowering Courageous Self-Expression for over 33 years!
The Life Development Institute (LDI) offers internationally recognized and fully-accredited high school, college and career-focused programs for young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD, and other learning disabilities.
Together with a competent and dedicated staff of caring professionals, LDI staff and its administrators are passionately devoted to actively working with and supporting parents who are eager for a place where their young adult child can become more independent to thrive, succeed and explore their full potential in life.
LDI’s community-based and results-oriented programs offered in both day or apartment living settings have provided a supportive environment for young adults to grow and thrive, achieving success in obtaining competitive employment, living on their own, pursuing higher education or advanced job training, and developing healthy adult relationships.
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"LDI was the perfect choice for my son as he transitioned from residential secondary school to “real life.” The LDI program supported him in all developmental areas (social, educational, emotional) and gave him the tools to sustain independent living. After two years in the program, he is now driving and living on his own while attending community college. LDI is the optimal choice for parents looking for a program that will help their child transition to the real world!"
- LDI Parent
"My son attended the two year program at LDI from 2011 through 2013. My son has been on the extended program since completing the program in 2013. We have kept our son on the extended program not so much because he needed the program but rather both he and my husband and I wanted to still be a part of LDI. We have found that one of the wonderful intangibles at LDI is that our son has found “his people”. He has found a group of people who share similar learning and life challenges and collectively as a group they tackle the issues and find a way to move on and grow stronger. The program has helped our son with many areas and his advisor is outstanding. I strongly recommend this program to anyone and especially to a student and parent who feels like there is nothing out there for their son or daughter!"
- LDI Parent
Presidential Points of Light recipient 1992
World Innvoation Summit for Education-short listed leading global education practice 2009
Arizona Employers Advisory Council Community Award for Excellence in Education 2010
National Association of Special Education Teachers School of Excellence 2013
AZ Department of Education Exceptional Student Services approved, private day school program 2000- present
North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, full accreditation 2004- present