Our mission is to more successfully include people of all abilities in our communities.

15%

of all children in the U.S. have a developmental disability.

6.4 million

children between the ages of four and seventeen have ADHD.

6,000

American babies are born with Down syndrome each year.

1 in 68

are on the autism spectrum.

Pal Experiences is a nonprofit dedicated to making places more inclusive and accessible for guests with developmental disabilities. Just as a ramp helps those who move differently, Pal’s digital tools empower those who think differently to go out and explore their communities. Far too many families living with developmental disabilities are socially isolated. Anxiety over new experiences, difficulty communicating, and sensory overload are often so overwhelming, families end up staying home.


Through fundraising and partnerships, Pal Experiences creates digital tools, rooted in science, that address each of these challenges making it easier for families to go out and enjoy our community. Our vision is to create a vast network of inclusive Pal Places. With your help, we can make sure that everyone gets to go.

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How did Pal get its start?

Learn about our history