Cortney’s Place thrives on creating an environment that allows our students to celebrate their abilities. A place where they can try new things, grow in their own skin and be acknowledged for who they are-
INSPIRING PEOPLE. Cortney’s Place was founded in 2007 by Cindy and Jim Carpenter as Cortney’s Foundation.


February 2009

We moved into a new space allowing us to serve more adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities [IDD].

July 2011

We changed our name from Cortney’s Foundation to Cortney’s Place – a move that we felt better served our vision of creating opportunities for adults with IDD.

September 2012

We expanded our center by 2,500 feet to 5,800 feet creating a more inclusive, innovative and adaptive space for 50 students to participate in our programs.

August 2017

We celebrated 10 years of service to a population of individuals we not only know will change the world but change our lives every day.

May 2018

After months of planning, Cortney’s Place received approval from the Department of Developmental Disabilities to become a qualified vendor operating under our own license. With this approval and certification, our program enters a new chapter in our history, launching Cortney’s Place 2.0.

October 2018

Cortney’s Place celebrates becoming a qualified vendor for the Arizona Department of Economic Security’s Division of Developmental Disabilities!