Pacific Autism Center For Education

  • Our mission at PACE is to enhance the lives of people impacted by autism, through innovation, exceptional education and compassionate care.
  • PACE provides for the educational & residential needs of individuals with autism and other developmental disorders.
  • Specialists in speech and language development, occupational therapy, behavior management and special education instruction work as a team to serve the diverse needs of our clients.
  • Research has shown that people with learning disabilities who are enrolled in effective programs at an early age are better equipped to achieve academic, social and workplace success, allowing them to reach their full potential and to lead rewarding lives.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedAutism, Communication Disorders
Year Founded1989
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students81 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 44%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesAll enrollment is conducted through a referral from a local school district.
Admissions DirectorKaren Kennan

School Notes

The Pacific Autism Center for Education (PACE) provides high quality programs for individuals with autism living in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Our programs include:
  • The PACE School - serves students ages 6-22 who live with moderate to severe autism, with specific emphasis on non-verbal students and those with especially challenging behaviors and communication disorders.  
  • Children`s Services - serves 50+ preschoolers and early elementary aged children a year, via our Faces program in Redwood City, and Sunny Days Preschool in San Jose. This program offers home-based and center-based therapy, and parent training.
  • Residential Group Homes - PACE operates two children and four adult group homes, each licensed to serve residents from 6 to 59+ years of age. Each group home houses six individuals and is managed by an administrator who is assisted by a team of trained residential staff members, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
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