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ABLE Program

Students from several schools on Founders Day Parade float

Marana USD's ABLE (Academic, Behavioral, and Life-Skills Education) Program is part of the continuum of special education services offered by the Marana Unified School District.  Servicing students with intellectual and developmental disabilities, this program offers:  

  • Extremely low staff to student ratios;
  • Specialized curriculum and resources designed to meet each student’s unique academic, behavioral, social-emotional, and life skills needs; and
  • A learning environment that is highly individualized and specifically structured to meet each student’s needs (including activity, noise, and visual stimulation levels).   

The ABLE Program may be a suitable placement option for intellectually disabled students who struggle with integration into a typical school-based special education program, or for students whose behavioral needs can be more appropriately addressed in a smaller and more controlled environment. 

Our primary goal at the ABLE Program is to assist each student in achieving his or her highest potential and level of personal independence.

More Info

Please contact:


Able Program

Sarah Kacer

Special Education Teacher

Able Program

Tricia Wilt