A non-traditional learning institution specializing in providing education for students with Aspergers, Autism, or other learning disabilities.

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Life Development Institute Programs

Day High School

The day high school program is an ideal transitional bridge to higher education, employability and quality of life.

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Young Adult Program

Two year core program with pathways to higher education, technical, occupational training and employment.

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Summer Academy

A 5-week summer program for high school seniors and recently graduated students with learning difficulties considering college.

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What Parents Are Saying About LDI

As our son entered Life Development Institute, it was evident that the program staff and administrators understood his challenges. He now has a job with benefits, manages his own complex medical needs, is responsible for maintaining his car and insurance and paying most of his living expenses.

Proud LDI Parents

LDI offered our adult daughter the potential to reach her personal goal: to live independently by the age of 26. Our daughter is intelligent, kind, and focused. LDI has given her the space, respect, tools, support, and structure to succeed in her LDI classes, her service-learning work, and her academic studies at the community college.

Proud LDI Parents

Life Development Institute provided support and was truly a “life development” resource for our son.  Now 20 years later, he is living independently and holding down a job. LDI has been a “game changer” for our son and we would recommend it highly to parents whose children need a special environment.

Proud LDI Parents

Community Events

LDI plans a wide variety of complimentary, community-based speaker events and workshops featuring renowned experts in the fields of Autism, Asperger’s, ADHD & other related conditions. Explore innovative, emerging strategies and programs proven to assist young adults in living successful, social & independent lives!


19sep5:30 pm7:30 pmYoung Professionals Multicultural Networking ForumNetworking and Engagement That Transcends Diversity.


19oct8:00 am4:00 pm2019 Autism & I/dd Resource ConferenceHosted by Life Development Institute

31oct(oct 31)8:00 am02nov(nov 2)5:45 pm2019 AzPA ConferenceHosted by Life Development Institute


31oct(oct 31)8:00 am02nov(nov 2)5:45 pm2019 AzPA ConferenceHosted by Life Development Institute

October 4-6

Lower Wolfcreek Campground
Prescott National Forrest

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Life Development Institute offers private residential, internationally recognized, and fully-accredited high school, college and career-focused programs for young adults with special education needs due to Learning Disabilities, Asperger’s Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and similar conditions in beautiful Arizona.