Lauren's Institute for Education

Lauren's Institute for Education We are an organization that provides specialized, caring, and affordable services all in one place for people with developmental disabilities in Gilbert, AZ.
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Lauren’s Institute for Education (L.I.F.E.) is a pediatric therapy center that serves children with developmental disabilities throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area. It was established in 2007 from the collaborative efforts of Margaret Travillion and Carrie Reed. Carrie, who is a mother of a child with special needs, and Margaret, a former habilitation provider, identified a need for an agency

Lauren’s Institute for Education (L.I.F.E.) is a pediatric therapy center that serves children with developmental disabilities throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area. It was established in 2007 from the collaborative efforts of Margaret Travillion and Carrie Reed. Carrie, who is a mother of a child with special needs, and Margaret, a former habilitation provider, identified a need for an agency

Operating as usual

Timeline Photos
07/04/2021

Timeline Photos

We love the summer!
06/27/2021

We love the summer!

We love the summer!

We are having so much fun this summer!
06/21/2021

We are having so much fun this summer!

We are having so much fun this summer!

At L.I.F.E. we are all about collaboration and smiles! Today I caught one of our kids having a great time with his physi...
06/18/2021

At L.I.F.E. we are all about collaboration and smiles! Today I caught one of our kids having a great time with his physical therapist and occupational therapist using our LiteGait system.

At L.I.F.E. we are all about collaboration and smiles! Today I caught one of our kids having a great time with his physical therapist and occupational therapist using our LiteGait system.

60 Ideas for summer family fun!
06/09/2021
60 Ideas For Summer Family Fun

60 Ideas for summer family fun!

If you are looking for some simple summer fun to do with your kids to dose up connection, then this FREE printable of 60 summer activities is for you. Try these out and make your own bucket list, too!

Recently our CFO met, Will Cullins of Santan JHS whose 8th grade classroom participated in an autism awareness poster co...
06/07/2021

Recently our CFO met, Will Cullins of Santan JHS whose 8th grade classroom participated in an autism awareness poster competition. Will's classroom wished for the poster to continue to be displayed after the competition. L.I.F.E. has gladly offered to display the poster on our campus! The poster features positive words about people with autism in both English and Spanish.

Recently our CFO met, Will Cullins of Santan JHS whose 8th grade classroom participated in an autism awareness poster competition. Will's classroom wished for the poster to continue to be displayed after the competition. L.I.F.E. has gladly offered to display the poster on our campus! The poster features positive words about people with autism in both English and Spanish.

Our summer program has started and we are enjoying seeing the garden and the kids grow.
06/04/2021

Our summer program has started and we are enjoying seeing the garden and the kids grow.

Our summer program has started and we are enjoying seeing the garden and the kids grow.

Timeline Photos
05/31/2021

Timeline Photos

Ms. Margaret, our CEO, gave her last read aloud for the school year. The students and teachers love that she takes the t...
05/26/2021

Ms. Margaret, our CEO, gave her last read aloud for the school year. The students and teachers love that she takes the time to share her love of reading. This time the students even shared a project they made after hearing the book.

Ms. Margaret, our CEO, gave her last read aloud for the school year. The students and teachers love that she takes the time to share her love of reading. This time the students even shared a project they made after hearing the book.

05/24/2021

"Happy better speech and hearing month!"

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month. Check out this tip from our speech therapy team! There is a tendency to always a...
05/13/2021

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month. Check out this tip from our speech therapy team! There is a tendency to always ask questions but there are so many other things to say to promote language.

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month. Check out this tip from our speech therapy team! There is a tendency to always ask questions but there are so many other things to say to promote language.

Dear L.I.F.E. supporters if you haven't completed your 2020 taxes yet or if you want to get a jump start on donations fo...
05/13/2021
T.O.P.S. for Kids

Dear L.I.F.E. supporters if you haven't completed your 2020 taxes yet or if you want to get a jump start on donations for this year please consider donating to L.I.F.E. through a tuition 1:1 tax credit program. You receive all the money you donate through this program back on your taxes. Here are suggested organizations you can donate through and just be sure to select Lauren's Insitute For Education. It is super easy and can be done online in just a few minutes! Check out:
https://www.arizonatuitionconnection.com/ or https://www.topsforkids.com/Donations

TOPS for Kids purpose is to assist children in receiving an Arizona tuition scholarship to attend the private school of their choice.

We are so excited to have new musical instruments installed on our playground. Thank you to everyone who donated at our ...
05/10/2021

We are so excited to have new musical instruments installed on our playground. Thank you to everyone who donated at our last Casino Night!

We are so excited to have new musical instruments installed on our playground. Thank you to everyone who donated at our last Casino Night!

05/07/2021

We are so happy for our staff member, Mr. Kel, who just became a U.S. Citizen! 🇺🇸

05/07/2021
L.I.F.E. acknowledges the extraordinary efforts of essential workers like nurses this year. We feel very honored to assi...
05/06/2021

L.I.F.E. acknowledges the extraordinary efforts of essential workers like nurses this year. We feel very honored to assist in the training of student nurses from University of Arizona and Chandler Gilbert Community College. We truly hope what they learn with us will help them provide better care for their future patients.

L.I.F.E. acknowledges the extraordinary efforts of essential workers like nurses this year. We feel very honored to assist in the training of student nurses from University of Arizona and Chandler Gilbert Community College. We truly hope what they learn with us will help them provide better care for their future patients.

Our transition students know it is important to help our only home. They run our recycling program on campus! This Earth...
04/22/2021

Our transition students know it is important to help our only home. They run our recycling program on campus!

This Earth Day check out these great nonprofits whose missions are to protect this beautiful planet. There are lots of ways you can help too! https://greendreamer.com/journal/environmental-organizations-nonprofits-for-a-sustainable-future

Our transition students know it is important to help our only home. They run our recycling program on campus!

This Earth Day check out these great nonprofits whose missions are to protect this beautiful planet. There are lots of ways you can help too! https://greendreamer.com/journal/environmental-organizations-nonprofits-for-a-sustainable-future

We thank all our administrative professionals, Aprhil, Victoria, Maria, Brandon, Lindsey, Donna, Brad, Sara, Natasha, Za...
04/21/2021

We thank all our administrative professionals, Aprhil, Victoria, Maria, Brandon, Lindsey, Donna, Brad, Sara, Natasha, Zachary, Kamysha, Araceli, Bailey, and Val! Thanks for all you do to keep us running!

We thank all our administrative professionals, Aprhil, Victoria, Maria, Brandon, Lindsey, Donna, Brad, Sara, Natasha, Zachary, Kamysha, Araceli, Bailey, and Val! Thanks for all you do to keep us running!

World Creativity Day (4/21)! Try something you have never done today and be okay with whatever the outcome. Often the ac...
04/20/2021

World Creativity Day (4/21)! Try something you have never done today and be okay with whatever the outcome. Often the act of creating is just as important as any result. Check out these creative artists promoting disability inclusion on etsy if you need inspiration. https://www.etsy.com/market/disability_art

World Creativity Day (4/21)! Try something you have never done today and be okay with whatever the outcome. Often the act of creating is just as important as any result. Check out these creative artists promoting disability inclusion on etsy if you need inspiration. https://www.etsy.com/market/disability_art

Thank you donors! Although we didn't reach our 7K goal for the inclusive merry-go-round we did raise $4,271! This is a r...
04/12/2021

Thank you donors! Although we didn't reach our 7K goal for the inclusive merry-go-round we did raise $4,271! This is a really good way to our goal and we know we can reach it with your continued support in future fundraisers! https://www.azgives.org/fundraise/731/merrygoround-for-all

Thank you also to those that donated to L.I.F.E. through the tax credit program. That is such an impactful way to give.

Thank you donors! Although we didn't reach our 7K goal for the inclusive merry-go-round we did raise $4,271! This is a really good way to our goal and we know we can reach it with your continued support in future fundraisers! https://www.azgives.org/fundraise/731/merrygoround-for-all

Thank you also to those that donated to L.I.F.E. through the tax credit program. That is such an impactful way to give.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Check out this resource that discusses five protective factors that we a...
04/11/2021
Community encouraged to support building strong families during month dedicated to prevent child abuse

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Check out this resource that discusses five protective factors that we all can promote as a community to reduce the incidence of child abuse.
https://www.firstthingsfirst.org/2021/03/child-abuse-prevention-month/?utm_source=First+Things+First+mailing+list&utm_campaign=2107256e4c-April2021_FirstThings&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ab57e3d95b-2107256e4c-9124207

“Parenting takes a community" is the new statewide campaign to mark National Child Abuse Prevention month.

This was the first year L.I.F.E. ran the Special Olympics Healthy Leap Into Fitness Program faciliated by Ms. Sara CTRS....
04/09/2021

This was the first year L.I.F.E. ran the Special Olympics Healthy Leap Into Fitness Program faciliated by Ms. Sara CTRS. Congratulations to Ms. Jamie's students for being the first to complete this new program! We hope you had fun and you learned good tips for a healthier life!https://specialolympicsarizona.org/health-education/healthy-leap-into-fitness/

This was the first year L.I.F.E. ran the Special Olympics Healthy Leap Into Fitness Program faciliated by Ms. Sara CTRS. Congratulations to Ms. Jamie's students for being the first to complete this new program! We hope you had fun and you learned good tips for a healthier life!https://specialolympicsarizona.org/health-education/healthy-leap-into-fitness/

Ability360.org/vaccination April 10th & 11th
04/07/2021
Covid-19 Vaccination Event - Ability360 | Phoenix, AZ

Ability360.org/vaccination April 10th & 11th

Event Details Ability360 Center5025 E. Washington St.Phoenix, AZ 85034 A Disability Community Vaccination Event will be held for persons with disabilities, caregivers and family members living in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. 1st Pfizer Shots: Saturday, April 10 |. 2:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. S...

2 fantastic ways to help L.I.F.E. on AZ Gives Day! Merry-go-round fundraiser: https://www.azgives.org/fundraise/731/merr...
04/06/2021

2 fantastic ways to help L.I.F.E. on AZ Gives Day! Merry-go-round fundraiser: https://www.azgives.org/fundraise/731/merrygoround-for-all AND matching tax credit donation: https://www.arizonatuitionconnection.com/for-donors/individual-donors/
Thank you everyone!

2 fantastic ways to help L.I.F.E. on AZ Gives Day! Merry-go-round fundraiser: https://www.azgives.org/fundraise/731/merrygoround-for-all AND matching tax credit donation: https://www.arizonatuitionconnection.com/for-donors/individual-donors/
Thank you everyone!

Our Transition To Employment (TTE) crew designed shirts together to wear on Fridays when they do the LIFE bucks store. T...
12/08/2020

Our Transition To Employment (TTE) crew designed shirts together to wear on Fridays when they do the LIFE bucks store. These all-stars make an incredible team and are learning some amazing skills to better their community.

Laurens Institute is excited to announce we are now a featured organization on Accessibility.com! This is a brand-new we...
12/04/2020
Lauren’s Institute For Education (L.I.F.E.)

Laurens Institute is excited to announce we are now a featured organization on Accessibility.com! This is a brand-new website that aims to be an essential resource for people in the disability community.

Providing multiple services including a private academy, after school and summer programs, behavioral programming and support, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, feeding therapy, music therapy, aquatic therapy, adult day treatment, transition to employment training, and communit...

Address

1305 S Gilbert Rd
Gilbert, AZ
85296

General information

Under the direction of Carrie Reed and Margaret Travillion, L.I.F.E. has accomplished many feats in its two and a half year history. It has opened and sustained a private school for children with special needs and enacted programs such as hippo and aquatic therapy, social music groups, feeding therapy, and positive play groups. Our staff of habilitation providers can frequently be found planning outings for the children at our center in order to help give opportunities for neurotypical experiences. The clients at L.I.F.E. have had the opportunity to attend sleepovers, summer camps, and trips to the movies, museums, and the zoo all through the dedication of the staff of Lauren’s Institute. L.I.F.E. also offers ongoing opportunities to provide parents with meetings involving their entire treatment team to ensure that each child has program that will further his or her development and growth. The organization spans over 14,000 square feet, has over twenty treatment rooms, including specialized sensory integration rooms and observation rooms. It is the ultimate goal of this organization to combine its three buildings into one center where a child can come to receive his or her therapies and schooling. Lauren’s Institute for Education serves children and adults with developmental disabilities including, but not limited to, autism, cerebral palsy, and Down’s syndrome. At Lauren’s Institute for Education we believe that individuals with special needs should have access to the same experiences as any other peer. The children and adults served by this program require and exceptional amount of additional training in order to be able to fully participate in many rewarding experiences. They require specialized direct instruction in order to be successful in our society.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(480) 621-8361

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My nephew Peter Heidenreich has chosen to do his Eagle Scout project at LIFE. He'd like to add some much needed shade by installing a pergola on the school grounds. He's trying to reach a fundraising goal of $1800. Please share this with your family and friends who love your student at Lauren's Institute. #shadeforlife