PALS Autism School is open to all students with autism and other pervasive developmental disabilities in British Columbia whose needs are not met, or cannot be met, by the public education system. We offer individualized education programming for students aged 5-18, as well as an adult program for students aged 19-25.
There is a growing waiting list for PALS Autism School and students are selected based on their needs, current functioning level and spaces available at the school. Some spaces are available for new students, so all applicants are encouraged to apply.
If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please send a completed intake application
Once applications are reviewed, PALS will contact applicants directly if a spot is available at the level of support required for their child. Selections are made based on age, the functioning level of the child and whether the child would fit best in the grouping with space available.
PALS Autism School provides a guided site tour of the facilities for the parents of prospective students, along with an in-person, 1.5 hour assessment of the child. This will take place at the school where the BCBA will set up the following conditions: a 1:1 setting to observe the child work intensively with an Educational Instructor on basic receptive and expressive skills; a group learning setting to observe the child participate in an activity where 1 teacher leads 3 or more students; an academic setting where the child works with a Classroom Teacher to assess academic skills.
To start your application process, please fill an intake application and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 604-251-1627 or mail to:
PALS Autism School
101 Third Street
New Westminster, B.C.