Application Process

PALS Autism School is open to all students with autism and other pervasive developmental disabilities in British Columbia. We offer individualized education programming for students aged 5-18.

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.

If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please complete an intake application and email it to  

Once applications are reviewed, PALS will contact applicants directly if a spot is available at the level of support required for their child.

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 or fax to 604-251-1627 or mail to:

PALS Autism School
101 Third Street
New Westminster, B.C.
V3L 2P9