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CaliBurger Seattle to Donate 10% of Evening Sales on June 18th to APL

On June 18th, the University District's CaliBurger will donate 10% of sales between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm to Academy for Precision Learning - we just need customers to say "I'm with APL" when they order! Our families, supporters and stakeholders can take part just by having dinner that night!
To help us that evening, we just need you to go in to CaliBurger between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 18th. It is located south of our school, at 4509 University Way NE. When you place your order, be sure to tell them "I'm with APL" ... this will qualify your order so that 10% of what you spend will be donated to APL.
We are so grateful to have been selected by our friends at CaliBurger. We hope you can make this night a great one for us!




Thank You for Making the 2018 APL Fun Run a Success!

About 100 people took part in our non-competitive 5K around one of Seattle's most scenic park trails. The event helped us raise autism awareness and highlighted the need for a more inclusive community.
We'd also like to extend a big thank you to our event sponsors: Meristem, Ryther's Aspiring Youth, FEAT, and Connections Behavior Planning and Intervention.
Check back soon for photos from this wonderful day!




Duke University B-Ball Player Kicks Off Cross-Country Bike Ride Fundraiser at APL!

On May 16, 2018 Duke University Men's Basketball player Brennan Besser embarked on a cross-country fundraiser at APL after holding a basketball clinic for our students. Brennan's goal over the summer is to raise $1 million for autism and for other intellectual and developmental disabilities as he rides from Seattle to New York. Click here for press coverage about the visit. You can also follow our Facebook page for updates and you can track his progress at Walk On America.




APL honors the memory of Thomas Burns

In late April 2018, Academy for Precision Learning lost a valued member of our community with the passing of Tom Burns. Tom and his family were instrumental in helping APL grow over the years. His commitment and generosity have meant so much to the school. Click the following link to learn more about this fascinating man and what he made possible. We will miss Tom greatly. Thomas Wayne Burns, 1958-2018






APL Student Makes a Big Impression with his Holiday Light Display

During the holiday season of 2017, APL student Alex worked extremely hard on a light display for his neighborhood - and got a lot of well deserved attention!
• TV news report on KING 5 News: Seattle teen with autism puts on fascinating Christmas light display
• Story in ParentMap: Autistic Seattle Teen Designs Epic Light Show



TEALS Program Highlighted on KOMO

In December 2016, KOMO News highlighted APL's TEALS program, which provides computer training to students - performed by volunteers from the tech industry.
Program teaches computer science to special-needs kids