2023 Symposium Gathering Steam
Reserve your seat for the 12th First Place Global Leadership Institute Symposium on October 18, 19 and 20! The 2023 event is on track to be one of the biggest and most … More
First Place–Phoenix Hits 5-Year Mark
July marks First Place–Phoenix’s fifth anniversary since our front doors opened (as did our collective arms) to welcome adults with autism and other neurodiversities and their families to a whole new … More
Save the Date for the 12th First Place Global Leadership Institute Symposium!
Save the date and join us from October 18–20 for the 2023 First Place Global Leadership Institute Symposium with the theme of “All Aboard! … More
Congrats, Transition Academy Class of 2023!
They’ve worked hard to get through classes, apply what they’ve learned and arrive at this milestone. We’re immensely proud of their growth and progress over the past two years—and excited … More
Another Generous Triple-Match from
Make Waves Family Foundation!
In recognition of Autism Acceptance Month, Make Waves Family Foundation—a longtime First Place AZ champion and nonprofit equally committed to the cause—is TRIPLE MATCHING donations and directing the funds … More
First Place Production of Frozen Jr. Warms Hearts
First Place actors and supportive staff, ASU directing and production cast, family and friends in the audience—everyone take another bow! Frozen Jr., First Place’s second annual play, was … More
First Place Announces First-of-Its-Kind Report
First Place AZ is thrilled to announce public distribution of the long-awaited Greater Phoenix Housing Market Analysis (GPHMA). Download the comprehensive report with current data identifying the housing and support needs … More
Newly Named Make Waves Center Makes Big Splash at First Place
We’re thrilled that the Make Waves Family Foundation, a Boston-based foundation that empowers youth and adults living with Autism and other developmental disabilities, has made … More
Happy Holidays from First Place–Phoenix!
Thanks to everyone who joined us for the annual Holiday Tour of Doors! First Place–Phoenix residents and Transition Academy students were full of joy leading tours around the property, showcasing the … More
In a Different Key
PBS National premiere December 13
Tune into your local PBS station December 13 for the premiere of the award-winning documentary In a Different Key about the first-ever child diagnosed with autism, now an … More