St. Mary’s Food Bank

St. Mary’s Food Bank

St. Mary’s Food Bank is truly a community-based organization. Individual donors, corporate donors, and private grants help feed hungry individuals and families in our area. Serving 9 of Arizona’s 15 counties, we are committed to volunteerism, building community...
OCJ Kids Community Activity

OCJ Kids Community Activity

On Friday, January 25th, as part of giving back to the community, we took the students to learn and volunteer at OCJ Kids. OCJ Kids’ mission is to equip foster and at-risk children and youth by providing the tools, resources, and positive role models to...
Greater Phoenix Job Fair

Greater Phoenix Job Fair

Making that all-important first impression is one of the most crucial in the next step towards successful career advancement. LDI students came dressed to impress to attend the Greater Phoenix Job Fair in Phoenix, Arizona to practice and master basic career...
Arizona State Capital Museum Field Trip

Arizona State Capital Museum Field Trip

On November 27,  2018 a community of students along with instructors Joshua Chase and Fred Wieck of the Life Development Institute, a non-traditional learning institution specializing in education for those with Asperger’s, Autism, or learning disabilities,...
Speaker series in review:  What Do You Know About AZ ABLE Accounts?

Speaker series in review: What Do You Know About AZ ABLE Accounts?

Achieving Financial Freedom & Economic Viability for Persons with Disability As of March 2018, Arizonians with disabilities can now use the Achieving Better Life Experiences Act (ABLE) legislation to open tax-free investment accounts as a new pathway towards their...
Speaker series in review: Growth Mindset with Grit.

Speaker series in review: Growth Mindset with Grit.

Allison Burns, owner of Powerful Change Group, and Keith Burns, Founder of Phoenix Exec, shared the importance of developing resilience and personal grit as part of the “Growth Mindset” vital to the emotional/functional development of teens and adults with ADHD....
Speaker Series in review: Getting Your Love Around ADHD

Speaker Series in review: Getting Your Love Around ADHD

In the early 1950’s, the mental health community started to recognize that there were significant numbers of children who exhibited delays in developing language, had heightened sensory responses, defiant behavior, problems with regulating emotions and difficulty with...
Life Development Institute’s Diversity Certificate Program

Life Development Institute’s Diversity Certificate Program

Life Development Institute (LDI) recognizes the importance of teaching key life skills that empower students to create a collaborative and inclusive community where each member offers individual support while being heard, respected, and valued.  To help build skills,...
Best Special Needs Schools for ADHD

Best Special Needs Schools for ADHD

While the medical community has been aware of ADHD for many years, recognition of ADHD as a mental disorder wasn’t recognized until the early 1980s, leading to the increasing demand for special needs schools for ADHD.  Adults with ADHD almost always had some...
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