First Place Transition Academy Program Moving Forward—But First…Congrats, Graduates!
Plans are underway for freshmen to begin the fall 2020 Transition Academy program in early August. Enrollment will be capped at 18 participants and we are at … More
Sydnee Schwartz, First Place Social Media Specialist & Photographer Emotion is an important part of digital storytelling. It is essential to telling the right story with the right amount of power, making it impactful for the … More
Global Leadership Institute Webinar a Success
We’re pleased to report that last week’s two-day First Place Global Leadership Institute Webinar accomplished our goal to stay connected and share information on continuing progress in two areas in … More
Message from the Founder & President/CEONow more than ever, we are reminded of the Golden Rule, recognizing the impact of our every move and decision. To protect ourselves and our families, we must look out … More
Our son Matt and I recently enjoyed a typical weekend of running errands. Our first stop was Supercuts, where we were warmly welcomed (Matt’s a regular). No explanation was needed about Matt's autism, because that's … More
An Enchanting “Night to Shine”
Who can forget prom night? It’s a time to dress up, dance, celebrate with friends and peers—and feel special. But what if you never had that chance? Enter the Tim Tebow … More
What Keeps You Going?
If you’re Denise Resnik, it’s a special family, including a son with autism, a supportive community—and a very big vision. This month’s blog by First Place AZ’s founder and CEO/president reflects on … More
What keeps you going? Not such an unfamiliar question, right? As my North Star, our son Matt, age 28, keeps me going, as do good health, a “keeper” husband of 36 years, supportive family members … More
I admit it. I'm sensitive. So is our community. The words we use matter—a lot! During our fall Global Leadership Institute Symposium, I shared my definition of community: “It’s the people in your life you don’t pay … More