First Place–Phoenix

First Place–Phoenix offers supportive apartment housing for adults with autism and/or other intellectual/developmental disabilities. First Place–Phoenix also offers a two-year residential transition program allowing individuals 18 years and older to develop life skills in a classroom, the greater community and their homes. Residents of the First Place–Phoenix Apartments enjoy a suite of supports, amenities and community life activities, empowering them to thrive as they chart their individual paths to more independent living. This includes: 1) A support team that assists residents in the development of their daily living skills. 2) A community life team that supports resident engagement in a diverse array of activities seven days a week. 3) An employment team that helps identify residents’ skill sets and job interests and assists with volunteer and employment opportunities. 4) A health & wellness team that supports residents in making healthy lifestyle choices through nutrition and exercise. The modern, four-story property provides the comforts of home in a smart-home environment—with special attention to sensory sensitivity. Residents choose between one- and two-bedroom floorplans. Multiuse spaces on each floor are daily destinations fostering friendships and fun. These include gaming, fitness, meditation/yoga, art and reading. Residents learn how to prepare healthy, easy meals in the culinary teaching kitchen. They also enjoy gathering for a barbecue around the outdoor patio or just chilling with friends by the pool.

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