The PALS Difference


“The quality of people you have working at PALS is really amazing to me. I cannot say enough about what PALS’ team has meant to our family over the last several years. I cannot tell you how good it is to see my son learning at school and making friends, and most of all, having fun.”

Unmatched Expertise

PALS senior personnel measure their experience in decades, not months or years.

Gregory Buch, Ph.D., directed treatment at the UCLA Clinic for the Behavioral Treatment of Children, the birthplace of intensive ABA. Dr. Buch trained researchers at the first U.S. and international intensive ABA replication sites,  and he and other PALS personnel pioneered intensive ABA services in Northern California.

Individualized Treatment

PALS personnel don’t specialize in one specific behavioral treatment strategy. We offer each child all current evidence-based procedures. Multiple strategies are used concurrently for each child, based on which will produce the most effective treatment gains in communication, cognitive, social and self-help skills.

No Short Cuts

            Full Intensity

PALS provides the early, intensive and long-term intervention that current research has proven is required for the most significant treatment gains for children with autism.  PALS does not use experimental, low-intensity treatment models.

            All Environments

PALS programs are delivered in homes, schools, parks, restaurants, dentist offices and barber shops. Interventions for all significant behavioral issues are generalized across all significant environments.

Comprehensive Supervision

Children receiving EIBT have a weekly treatment team meeting with their entire staff. The director, supervisor, senior behavioral aide and behavioral aides meet with children and parents to review progress, demonstrate programs, and plan services for the next week.  During the week, case supervisors overlap with aides and senior aides during one-to-one therapy sessions, school integration and play dates with neurotypical peers.