Our mission is to bring kids and adults of all abilities out into our communities.
of all children in the U.S. have a developmental disability.
children between the ages of four and seventeen have ADHD.
American babies are born with Down syndrome each year.
1 in 68
are on the autism spectrum.
Just as wheel chair ramps and elevators enabled those with mobility challenges to more easily travel, visit entertainment venues, attend sporting events, and go shopping, we are developing a unique set of technology-based tools that open our communities to folks with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We believe this type of inclusion, which makes it easier for a diverse spectrum of thinkers and communicators to participate in activities many of us take for granted, can be socially and economically transformative.
The next level of accessibility – true inclusion – allows individuals to shed labels and diagnoses. Our tools are designed using evidence-based best practices to support people on the autism spectrum, but we’ve seen the benefits apply to those with ADHD, anxiety, sensory processing disorder, and even nervous parents and their children. Pal Videos and Pal Guides assist anyone who wants to have a better understanding of what to expect, how to prepare, where to go, how to get help, and where to take a break if necessary.
How did Pal get its start?