The mission of PALS is to create opportunities for individuals in Central Florida, who are registered with the UCF Center for Autism and Related Disabilties (UCF-CARD) by providing state-of-the-art inclusive programs to optimize positive outcomes as they learn, play, work and live in Orange, Osecola, Brevard, Sumter, Lake, Volusia, Seminole, and Orange counties.
The vision of PALS is become the leading non-profit grassroots organization in Central Florida through evidence-based supports, services and programs for individuals with ASD to become inclusive members of the community as they learn, play and work in Central Florida by piloting innovative programs and empowering their parents, family members, professionals, and siblings through educational interventions.
The core values that PALS promotes are dignity, respect, accountability, collaboration, compassion and trust. PALS will strive for a collaborative effort by staff, family members, outside individuals and agencies. The abilities, interests, and preferences of all people served by PALS will be the prime focus of consideration while providing education, services and programs.