Firstplace Phoenix, a nonprofit organization advancing innovative residential options for adults with autism and other special abilities, hosted a Roundtable Discussion on September 14. The discussion was moderated by Ilana Lowery, Editor and Chief of the Phoenix Business Journal. The panelists included Steve Chucri, Maricopa County Supervisor; Juan Salgado, Executive Director, Phoenix IDA; Frank Zamora, Counseling Department Chair of Gateway Community College and our very own, Director Mike Trailor. Director Trailor took the opportunity to announce support of First Place AZ’s first property First Place-Phoenix!
Watch the two part PBS NEWSHOUR clips here:
Firstplace Groundbreaking Event
Director Trailor had the opportunity to attend the groundbreaking ceremony and had this to say: “First Place models housing innovation. Its Transition Academy beta site is situated in a multi-generational affordable housing property and continuously demonstrates the benefits of supportive neighbors, friendships and learning among different age group and abilities. With the development of First Place-Phoenix, another option is being added to the mix and informing a marketplace through its thoughtful and leading-edge approach.”
For more on the groundbreaking event and First Place-Phoenix please visit this link: https://www.firstplaceaz.org/blog/first-place-groundbreaking-coverage/
Caption: Mayor Greg Stanton, Director Mike Trailor, SARC Co-Founder Denise Resnik and Rob Resnik