a non-profit organization supporting individuals with autism spectrum disorders in Central Florida
registered with the UCF Center for Autism & Related Disabilities

Note: Calendar may not be fully up-to-date at all times. Always feel free to call our office at 407.823.6020 or email for PALS functions for CARD registrants. 

Secret Social Spy Academy
A Social Skills Summer Program

Secret Social Spy Academy is a half-day, social skills intervention program that teaches students ages 5-14 with ASD and related disabilities how to be flexible thinkers, problem solvers, and effective perspective takers. This program is led by a master ASD teacher who has presented nationally on her innovative practices for students with ASD. The program is offered by PALS (Providing Autism Links and Support), a non-profit group that supports services for registered constituents of the UCF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities.

The Secret Social Spy Academy is subsidized through fundraising efforts by PALS and collaboration from OCPS.  
This program is best suited for children with near-age-level language and cognitive skills. Children should also have mastered basic attention skills and be able to function in a group setting with minimal to moderate prompting.
Click here to read over eligibility information to determine if your child would benefit from this program.
The curriculum will be based on Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking® Concepts. For our younger detectives we will use a modified version of
Superflex® curriculum by Stephanie Madrigal and Michelle Garcia Winner.  
For our older detectives we will put more of an emphasis on
Social Behavior Mapping©,
perspective taking and social problem solving. 

Enrollment Application for Secret Social Spy Academy is available now!

Program Location: Thornebrooke Elementary, 601 Thornebrooke Dr, Ocoee, FL 34761
Dates: There are 2 sessions available to choose from-

Session 1: June 8 - 25, 2015 (Mon-Thurs)
Session 2: July 6 - 16, 2015 (Mon-Thurs)

Click here to see times, more detailed information, and the Enrollment Application. 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling admissions basis.
It is recommended that parents submit applications well in advance of deadlines to secure a spot in session of choice. 

An inclusive camp program offered in two locations for Summer 2015:


Location: Epiphany Lutheran Church. 1498 Tuskawilla Road, Oviedo, FL


Location: St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. 4851 So. Apopka Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32819


Location: The Scott Center @ F.I.T. 150 W. University Blvd. Melbourne, FL  32901

Adventures with Aspergers (AwA) is offered for 2 weeks for 2015. 

One week in July and one in August. 

You may pick one day or a full week.  Discounts apply for the full week participation.

The program will take up to 8 indviduals ages 16-22 with Aspergers or HFA.  Please note drop off times, locations and pick time and locations. They will vary each day.

The fees include two PALS UCF-CARD trained facilitators to be with your child in the community.

Registration opens April 20, 2015 @


(ASPIRE, Teen Groups, YOUTH PALS, FIT Club)

Group/Club Participation Forms must be filled out in full, signed and returned prior to participation in any CARD/PALS group. Open the form, save it to your desktop (last name, first name, name of group/club, year), fill it out completely, read carefully, save it.  Email it back to with Group/Club participation form in the subject line.
Group/Club  Participation Form

Sisters' Club Participation Form

Want to get involved as a volunteer?
Fill out a Volunteer Application
and return to PALS.

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Upcoming YOUTH PALS Events: 
April 18 - Autism Picnic
May 08 - End-of-Year Dance 
Reservations are required.
Event registration will open
3 weeks prior to each event. 
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