Building a new generation of housing and community options for people with autism and other neurodiversities is good for everyone.
Join us for the ninth First Place Global Leadership Institute Symposium Webinar. Hear from pioneering developers, researchers and healthcare leaders. Inform your big visions and foundational plans, community outreach and engagement, and more…
Learn about the nonlinear path to real estate and community development that can help you save time and money—and stay the course!
Discover opportunities for learning, coaching and collaboration on April 7 and 8 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (PST).
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, First Place is offering these webinars at a reduced cost.
We look forward to gathering on April 7 and 8 and working together to move the needle toward more supportive and sustainable housing solutions for those we serve. Please share this invitation with others!
Inform your plans through this comprehensive report with co-authors Denise Resnik and Desiree Kameeka Galloway.
Be inspired by new autism documentary and co-producers Caren Zucker and John Donvan.
Focus on health and life course outcomes with researcher Jessica Rast, MPH, A.J. Drexel Autism Research Institute.
Learn from pioneering leaders blazing new trails and expanding the marketplace of options.
At the residential First Place Transition Academy, we utilize a structured curriculum and targeted support for real-time learning, a combination critical for student success. The Learn4Independence® curriculum’s 32 courses provide the structure for learning, while the daily application led by our sister nonprofit, the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC), helps students build crucial independent living and career-readiness skills. Outcomes include 94% employment at graduation and 88% living in their community of choice, including with roommates or on their own.
Join Marci Muhlestein, First Place Director of the Global Leadership Institute Center for Education, Training & Employment and Managing Director of the First Place Transition Academy, and Paige Raetz, Director of Teen and Adult Services for SARRC, to learn more about Transition Academy operations and the comprehensive Learn4Independence curriculum, including licensing and implementation.
Denise D. Resnik shares a wealth of knowledge and experience on the following topics:
Choose one of the following discussions:
Founder & President/CEO
First Place AZ
Autism Housing Network
Pulitzer Prize Finalists & Journalists
In A Different Key–The Story of Autism
A.J. Drexel Autism Institute
Chief of Systems Research
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Co-founder, Home Matters;
CEO, Valley Leadership
Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board, 29 Acres
Founder, Main Street; Founder, Deiner School
Chief Operating Officer, Els for Autism Foundation
Executive Director, Urban Autism Solutions