OUR ORGANIZATION
 
The PrideStar Center for Applied Learning (PCAL) a Merrimack Valley-based (Northeast Massachusetts) clinic specializing in the needs of children and young adults impacted by autism, Asperger's, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) and other neurological, behavioral & cognitive disorders. This multi-faceted support center has been designed to offer a full continuum of services to meet the needs of individuals in a safe and comfortable community-based setting.
 
The clinic is owned and operated by extremely dedicated, highly trained and certified professionals and provides individuals comprehensive, focused ABA treatment, generalized learning opportunities as well as  specialized recreational and leisure programming beyond the school day and outside of the school environment.
 
Children, teens and young adults will have the opportunity to expand school programming while also having the chance to encounter new experiences, build life skills, increase independence and enhance their social skill development.
 
The overarching goal of our organization is to provide children and young adults (ages 3-22) access to this center as a way to truly maximize their individual learning and growth potential. 

“And now I know it is perfectly natural for me not to look at someone when I talk. Those of us with Asperger’s are just not comfortable doing it. In fact, I don’t really understand why it’s considered normal to stare at someone’s eyeballs,”

-John Elder Robison