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Suite of Services & Amenities

Designed to support each resident's level of independence, comfort, security and quality of life.

First Place to Build an Adult Life.

The interdisciplinary First Place–Phoenix team offers all residents a basic suite of services and amenities that is included in the monthly rent. Our team of professionals helps tailor the services based on initial assessments and observations of how residents are adjusting to their new living experience. The goal is to maximize the number of choices in housing for adults with autism, enhance the independence of our residents and improve the quality of life for everyone living at First Place–Phoenix.

Stay safe and secure

  • Building security
  • Monitoring of guests and non-residents in the building
  • 24/7 staff support
  • Concierge service
  • Daily check-ins to monitor how residents are adjusting to their new living experience
  • Daily staff support during busy transitions times (mornings/evenings)

Make the most of your personal space

  • State-of-the-art residential property with a mix of one- and two-bedroom apartments
  • Utilities (Cox cable, high-speed internet, electric, water, trash)
  • “Smart home” capability

Maximize your independence

  • Individual Resident Planning Session (prior to move-in)
  • Roadmap to Independence for each resident
  • Life Skills Training and/or Activities of Daily Living (i.e., transportation access/navigation, meal planning, social integration, career development, etc.)
  • Community Life programs and activities
  • Benefits counseling and coordination
  • Ongoing surveys to assess quality of life
  • Entrepreneurial lounge
  • On-site parking

Stay healthy

  • Wellness coaching
  • Health Spot wellness center

And be active and have fun!

  • Swimming pool and outdoor lounge
  • Outdoor barbecue grill
  • 4-station culinary teaching kitchen
  • Fitness room
  • Electronic game room
  • Zen room
  • Outdoor bike rack
  • Walking distance to several restaurants, retail, healthcare providers and employment opportunities

The First Place–Phoenix team may recommend additional, external services based on an individual resident’s needs. To help maximize independence, these optional services—funded through private pay, private insurance and/or public sources—are provided by outside agencies and providers that represent valued First Place collaborators.

First Place is not a licensed property, congregate care or an assisted living facility, and is not for those who require the support of a medical home.

Building Map

Main Floor

Transition Academy Residences

All First Place residents can enjoy the community amenities located on the Main Floor.

  • Health & Wellness Center
  • 4-Station Culinary Teaching Kitchen
  • Community Center
  • Global Leadership Institute Offices

Second, Third & Fourth Floors

Floor plan for First Place–Phoenix housing for adults with autism


Fitness Center
Cox Entrepreneur Spot
Studio Unit
12 1-Bedroom Suites
4 2-Bedroom Suites


Game Room
SRPMIC Community Life & Support Spot
Studio Unit
12 1-Bedroom Suites
4 2-Bedroom Suites


Zen Room
Arizona Community Foundation A to Z Spot
Studio Unit
12 1-Bedroom Suites
4 2-Bedroom Suites
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