Thunderbirds Charities Spotlight – First Place

First Place is a residential property for people with Autism and other neurodiversities. The property contains 55 apartments housing 79 people and represents a new wave of thinking behind community life for people with autism. First Place’s big idea is to ensure housing and community options are as available for people with autism or with different abilities as they are for everyone else.

“First Place is committed to meeting new challenges and shares our views of how important our community members are,” said Chance Cozby, Tournament Chairman of the Waste Management Phoenix Open. “They’ve created an innovative new property and Thunderbirds Charities is honored to be part of an organization like First Place.”

Recently, Thunderbirds Charities donated funds to build a brand-new activity pool where residents can swim, play volleyball, attend aquatics classes or simply hang out.

“We greatly appreciate Thunderbirds Charities for donating our sports pool,” said Denise Resnik, Founder and CEO of First Place AZ. “It encourages residents to get out of their room and connect in a space which is good for themselves, good for their hearts and good for building relationships and friendships.”

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