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

April Family Event: 

Autism Spring Picnic

April 18, 2015

Lake Claire, UCF Main Campus
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Click here to RSVP

Potluck: Bring a dish to share!
YOUTH PALS will supply the burgers, hot dogs, buns, condiments, utensils, games, and prizes
and UCF students to make this a fun-filled day for all.

Our DJ host will be Mr.Genio Laborde of Hot and Cool Music, who is always available for hire.
Stop by and ask him for contact information for your next event.

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. 

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. 

Save the Date:

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Derby Day Orlando

Ember Orlando
42 West Central Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801

Website & Tickets Here:


(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: 
Feb 14 - Hearts for Autism Walk April 18 - Autism Picnic
May - End-of-Year Dance 
Reservations are required.
Event registration will open
3 weeks prior to each event. 
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