Pacific Autism Center for Education (PACE) was founded in 1989 by a group of concerned parents and special education teachers as a private, nonprofit 501c(3) organization to fulfill the critical need of providing education and care for autistic and developmentally disabled persons and their families. Many students were placed in inappropriate classroom settings and many of our residential clients had previously been housed in State Hospitals and Development Centers. The state system was clearly challenged to provide more than maintenance to the ongoing needs of a developmentally disabled person. Without an encouraging, attentive environment, the clients' ability to gain the skills necessary for achieving full integration into their community was doubtful. After decades of futile attempts to work within the traditional system, this group of innovative community leaders developed programs customized to each individual client.
PACE purchased Meadows House in 1992, Morehouse in 1993, Miracle House in 1994, Mahalo House in 1996, Matranga House in 1996, and LaMar House in 2001.
The PACE Special Education School served 14 students in 1989, 17 students in 1993, and today serves 58 students at the current Sunnyvale location.
Our Early Intervention program serves 24-28 familes across its home-based developmental therapy, playgroup and preschool activities. – less–ZoomInfo