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.

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

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Tips for coping with parenting stress.
09/21/2021
I'm Too Stressed To Handle My Child's Meltdowns

Tips for coping with parenting stress.

My own emotional capacity is on E, and it makes it super hard to be emotionally available for my child during his big emotions. What do I do?

We are so excited for the return of our Snack Shack run by our Transition to Employment (TTE) program.
09/16/2021

We are so excited for the return of our Snack Shack run by our Transition to Employment (TTE) program.

We are so excited for the return of our Snack Shack run by our Transition to Employment (TTE) program.

At the Abilities Expo we learned about so many other amazing organizations for the disability community. Check out https...
09/14/2021
Move United

At the Abilities Expo we learned about so many other amazing organizations for the disability community. Check out https://www.moveunitedsport.org

Established in 1956, Move United uses the power of sports to push what's possible so everyone, regardless of ability, has equal access to sports and recreation in their community.

Our Academy students love Karate class with Master Walter!
09/10/2021

Our Academy students love Karate class with Master Walter!

Our Academy students love Karate class with Master Walter!

We are so excited about our new Wednesday Hot Lunch Program. Part of the program includes promoting healthy eating.
09/08/2021

We are so excited about our new Wednesday Hot Lunch Program. Part of the program includes promoting healthy eating.

We are so excited about our new Wednesday Hot Lunch Program. Part of the program includes promoting healthy eating.

We love our sensory gym and are looking forward to some great improvements thanks to our generous donors!
09/02/2021

We love our sensory gym and are looking forward to some great improvements thanks to our generous donors!

We love our sensory gym and are looking forward to some great improvements thanks to our generous donors!

We are so privileged to have our behavior programming and support team that assists our staff in identifying the functio...
09/01/2021

We are so privileged to have our behavior programming and support team that assists our staff in identifying the function of a behavior so we can establish the best plan for each consumer.

We are so privileged to have our behavior programming and support team that assists our staff in identifying the function of a behavior so we can establish the best plan for each consumer.

Last chance to help us with our sensory gym fundraiser! Thanks to some generous donors we have had a very successful cam...
08/27/2021

Last chance to help us with our sensory gym fundraiser! Thanks to some generous donors we have had a very successful campaign. We look forward to purchasing all the fun new items and seeing the kids excitement! https://www.gofundme.com/f/liven-up-the-life-sensory-gym?member=12837931&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_source=customer

Last chance to help us with our sensory gym fundraiser! Thanks to some generous donors we have had a very successful campaign. We look forward to purchasing all the fun new items and seeing the kids excitement! https://www.gofundme.com/f/liven-up-the-life-sensory-gym?member=12837931&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_source=customer

Our Transition to Employment (TTE) program practiced transportation skills last week by taking the public bus to Venezia...
08/24/2021

Our Transition to Employment (TTE) program practiced transportation skills last week by taking the public bus to Venezia's for lunch.

Our adult program has successfully grown some very impressive watermelons! If anyone has soil to donate that would be gr...
08/19/2021

Our adult program has successfully grown some very impressive watermelons! If anyone has soil to donate that would be great! (please no Miracle Grow)

We love our specialty environments on campus. Thanks to everyone who helped create this special room.
08/17/2021

We love our specialty environments on campus. Thanks to everyone who helped create this special room.

We love our specialty environments on campus. Thanks to everyone who helped create this special room.

School is back in session and our students are off and learning!
08/12/2021

School is back in session and our students are off and learning!

School is back in session and our students are off and learning!

Support L.I.F.E. by being a sponsor at our upcoming Casino Night on November 13th! Get recognition for your company whil...
08/11/2021

Support L.I.F.E. by being a sponsor at our upcoming Casino Night on November 13th! Get recognition for your company while supporting a great cause! It is so easy with our new online system and it's sure to be an incredibly fun night!
https://laurensinstitute.org/casino-night/

Support L.I.F.E. by being a sponsor at our upcoming Casino Night on November 13th! Get recognition for your company while supporting a great cause! It is so easy with our new online system and it's sure to be an incredibly fun night!
https://laurensinstitute.org/casino-night/

Our speech team got into the olympic spirit! Congratulations to all those amazing athletes! Go team USA!
08/09/2021

Our speech team got into the olympic spirit! Congratulations to all those amazing athletes! Go team USA!

Our speech team got into the olympic spirit! Congratulations to all those amazing athletes! Go team USA!

We are so excited for the start of a brand new year. Check out our enhancements plan!
08/02/2021

We are so excited for the start of a brand new year. Check out our enhancements plan!

We are so excited for the start of a brand new year. Check out our enhancements plan!

The L.I.F.E. staff worked hard this week organizing and prepping for the start of school next week! We are looking forwa...
07/31/2021

The L.I.F.E. staff worked hard this week organizing and prepping for the start of school next week! We are looking forward to another great year!

The L.I.F.E. staff worked hard this week organizing and prepping for the start of school next week! We are looking forward to another great year!

L.I.F.E. is proud to support the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 31st Anniversary. On July 26th we celebrate this ...
07/26/2021

L.I.F.E. is proud to support the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 31st Anniversary. On July 26th we celebrate this important civil rights law that works to ensure all people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. Celebrate with us by visiting: www.adaanniversary.org/ #ADA31 #ThanksToTheADA

L.I.F.E. is proud to support the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 31st Anniversary. On July 26th we celebrate this important civil rights law that works to ensure all people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. Celebrate with us by visiting: www.adaanniversary.org/ #ADA31 #ThanksToTheADA

Last day of our summer program (DTS). We are going to miss your summertime smiles! Hope to see you again next summer!
07/22/2021

Last day of our summer program (DTS). We are going to miss your summertime smiles! Hope to see you again next summer!

Last day of our summer program (DTS). We are going to miss your summertime smiles! Hope to see you again next summer!

Check out Generation Mindful's FB event for tips on helping your children develop their emotional intelligence during th...
07/21/2021
Play, Move & Learn! A GENM x MoveMindfully Event

Check out Generation Mindful's FB event for tips on helping your children develop their emotional intelligence during this difficult time.

GENM is excited to launch our partnership with MoveMindfully® with a Facebook Live Party on Thursday, July 22nd at 2pm CST! These ladies are total rockstars, changing the world by integrating the science of mindfulness, movement, and social-emotional learning into practice through their signature B...

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07/04/2021

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We love the summer!
06/27/2021

We love the summer!

We love the summer!

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 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

Telephone

+14806218361

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Save Our Schools (SOS) is attacking ESA at every angle. I know a lot of parents pay for their children's education through ESA. I am inviting you to wear a yellow shirt and come to the Finance Committee meeting at 2pm at the capital to show support for the revisions to make ESA stronger. We are in need of a lot of support!!! We will be stronger in numbers. Please pass this information on to anyone and everyone. We are also needing people to contact their senators, to tell them you support SB1395. Thank you! Sylvia Allen (sponsor of fix bill, please THANK HER!) RepublicanDistrict 6 Phone Number: 602-926-5409 Email prefix: [email protected] SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE MEMBERS Lela Alston (voted no in the past) DemocraticDistrict 24 Phone Number: 602-926-5829 Email prefix: [email protected] Sean Bowie (voted no in the past) DemocraticDistrict 18 Phone Number: 602-926-3004 Email prefix: [email protected] Paul Boyer (historical supporter of ESA) RepublicanDistrict 20 Phone Number: 602-926-4173 Email prefix: [email protected] Lupe Contreras (voted no in the past) Assistant Minority Leader DemocraticDistrict 19 Phone Number: 602-926-5284 Email prefix: [email protected] David C. Farnsworth (historical supporter of ESA) RepublicanDistrict 16 Phone Number: 602-926-3020 Email prefix: [email protected] Vince Leach (historical supporter of ESA) RepublicanDistrict 11 Phone Number: 602-926-3106 Email prefix: [email protected] David Livingston (historical supporter of ESA) RepublicanDistrict 22 Phone Number: 602-926-4178 Email prefix: [email protected] J.D. Mesnard (historical supporter of ESA) RepublicanDistrict 17 Phone Number: 602-926-4481 Email prefix: [email protected] Martin Quezada (voted no in the past) DemocraticDistrict 29 Phone Number: 602-926-5911 Email prefix: [email protected] Michelle Ugenti-Rita (historical supporter of ESA) RepublicanDistrict 23 Phone Number: 602-926-4480 Email prefix: [email protected]
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