Cupertino Academy

Cupertino Academy is a private school for children with Autism located in Cottonwood, Arizona.  It features professional training, therapeutic services, parental support, client advocacy and a cutting edge private school for people with Autism grades K-12.


Cupertino Letter to Parents

Positive Behavior Support


Cupertino Academy was created out of recognition of the difficulties persons with Autism face in acquiring academic knowledge, social and life skills, as well as learning to communicate and self-regulate.

With the caveat: ”all persons are unique,” there is no road map or instruction manual that parents, siblings, educators, caregivers, professionals-including Doctors, nurses, EMTs and police can use that allows communication and cooperation to occur.

Based on these premises, Cupertino Academy was created as a 501-c3 non-profit organization to give the individual with a disability, their families, services providers and the community at large, a resource center that provides:

  1. A School
  2. Therapists
  3. An advocacy/tutoring agency
  4. Training and resources
  5. Ongoing development or acquisition of any other resource our customers need to foster their independence and integration into their social environments.


We strive to expose students to an age appropriate curriculum, both functionally and academically.

We teach student and families to communicate with a total communication system.

We teach students to to accept and provide sensory supports to increase independent functional movement, including communication, in their everyday lives.

We support families and community members to understand and implement communication and sensory supports for individuals with Autism.




Upcoming Classes and Events

We offer a whole array of special events ranging from classes for students, resources events for parents and field trips.  Below you’ll find a few things that are coming up.

Click Here for a Complete Calendar

“Not being able to speak is not the same thing as having nothing to say” 

– Rosemary Crossley


Institute for Better Education

Tax Credit Donation

The Institute for Better Education (IBE) is  committed to removing any financial obstacles that stand in a family’s way of providing K-12 education for their children and their unique needs.  Find out more at

Arizona Leadership Foundation

Support Us

The Arizona Leadership Foundation proudly provides scholarship assistance to private schools and Lexie’s Law schools throughout Arizona with no preference to religious or political affiliation. Find out more at


Catholic Tuition Service Organization

Support Us Through CTSO

Catholic Tuition Support Organization (CTSO) supports the students of our Catholic Schools.

Find out more HERE.