Developing innovative opportunities for people with disabilities is the mission of Gompers. Three highly individualized programs provide services in the Phoenix Metro community including Gompers K-12 Private School (GPS), Gompers Day Training for Adults (DTA) program and Gompers Employment Service (ES) program.
Gompers Private School (GPS) utilizes research based, special education strategies to develop each student’s academic strengths while using a variety of teaching methods to increase communication and independence. In addition, assistive technology, on-site therapy services, and transition programming enhance each student’s learning and post graduate opportunities.
Gompers Day Training for Adults (DTA) program is built around community integration and empowerment. Individuals with disabilities ages 18 and older are encouraged to fulfill their dreams and maximize their abilities, while being supported to reach their highest potential for independence.
Gompers Employment Services (ES) offers one of the finest employment training programs for individuals with disabilities. With knowledgeable supervisors and a skilled support team, members have opportunities to explore interests and gain experience with a goal of independent, competitive employment.
Assistive technology (AT) is embedded into daily routines to provide our members and students with access to various assistive or adaptive products, devices and equipment. This enables everyone to accomplish daily living tasks, facilitate communication, and increase their ability to learn. Assistive technology also supports and enhances employment opportunities.
Gompers’ large fleet of accessible vans are on Valley roadways throughout the week picking up program members between Deer Valley and Buckeye roads on the north and south, and from Tatum Boulevard on the east to Litchfield Road on the west. More than 40 specially equipped vans and other vehicles – piloted by drivers who have met standards set by the National Safety Council – provide the capacity to safely and reliably transport individuals to and from Gompers each day.