A room with a view—and so much more!

Natural light shines brightly into First Place–Phoenix. Every apartment has multiple windows, including one in each of the 79 bedrooms.

Natural light is just one of the important features thoughtfully incorporated into the design of First Place–Phoenix. It’s one of 10 design goals and guidelines included in Opening Doors, a groundbreaking report we produced nearly a decade ago in collaboration with the Urban Land Institute, ASU and SARRC (our sister nonprofit, the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center).

First Place integrates supportive, economic design elements that best respond to the specific needs and aspirations of our residents:

  • Location within walking distance of public transit in the heart of the urban area
  • Building materials and ventilation systems that promote clean air
  • Environmental sensitivity through the use of nontoxic/low-VOC materials
  • Construction materials and commercial-grade windows that limit property and street noise
  • Durability for easy maintenance
  • Technology infrastructure designed to accommodate a variety of choices
  • Controlled access and property security cameras
  • An aesthetically pleasing and beautiful environment that includes common areas for gathering and socializing

After more than 20 years in the making, we have gone to great lengths to create a very special place for adults with autism and other special abilities.

Additional apartment units have been released for immediate leasing. For more information about availability, contact us at info@firstplaceaz.org. You can also join us for a tour on Wednesday, Aug. 15 or Friday, Aug. 17.

First Place–Phoenix offers a supportive, purposeful and modern environment they can call home—including a room with a view to all of the possibilities for a more productive, joyful and independent life.

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