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ACCEL Announces Promotion of Matthew LeVac to Director of Therapy
By Justin Liggin - Tuesday Nov 30, 2021
ACCEL, a nonprofit organization serving children and adults who have developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder, behavior disorders and intellectual disabilities, has promoted Matthew LeVac to director of therapy.

LeVac joined ACCEL in 2015, previously serving as an occupational therapist for two years and a therapy supervisor for five years. During his time at ACCEL, LeVac has provided exceptional services to students and just recently helped ACCEL launch the new Makerspace, an adaptive therapy space for hands-on creating and learning with innovative fabrication technology like 3D printers, soldering stations, laser engravers and more.

In his new role, LeVac will oversee the entire therapy program, which includes occupational therapy, physical therapy, aquatic therapy, music therapy and low vision services on all ACCEL campuses ACCEL has plans to expand its services and provide therapy support services throughout the community in 2022.

“Matt has been a valued member of our therapy services team for the past six years,” said Gordon Comfort, chief operations officer at ACCEL. “In this new role, he will work closely with our therapy team to provide the therapy services that are so important to our students.”

ACCEL is currently looking for occupational, speech and physical therapists to join the team. For more information on applying for these positions, visit

ACCEL is a nonprofit organization serving children and adults who have developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder, cognitive disabilities and behavioral disorders. Founded in 1980, ACCEL is celebrating 41 years of providing innovative, individualized and comprehensive educational, therapeutic, employment, behavioral and life skills training to its students, adult members and clients. ACCEL’s private educational program supports students ages five to 22, with school campuses located in Phoenix and Tempe, and two satellite campuses in Buckeye. ACCEL’s Adult Services program provides day programming for adults ages 18 and older, through the lifespan. The BISTÅ Center, an applied behavior analysis agency located in Mesa, Tempe and Phoenix that serves children ages 18 months to 13 years old with early intervention services. For more information, please visit