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Autism Charter Schools

The Learning Center at The Els Center of Excellence® (ages 3-14)

The Learning Center at The Els Center of Excellence is a nonprofit Palm Beach County charter school, serving children with autism ages 3-14. The Learning Center is now in its eighteenth year as a charter school, sharing this distinction with only one other existing charter school in Palm Beach County. Currently serving over 100 students, the school’s curriculum is based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and provides quality special education programs that are tailored to meet the unique needs of each student. The goal for every student is to maximize their potential using evidence based practices.

The Learning Center is committed to providing a quality education to all students as well as providing much needed support to parents. The student/teacher ratio is 2.5:1. All teachers are certified in Exceptional Student Education (ESE) and/or working towards their Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) endorsement. The Leaning Center has full-time speech-language pathologists, SLP assistants, full-time occupational therapists, behavior analysts (BCBA’s), and behavior assistants on staff.

Phone: 561-320-9500

The Learning Academy at The Els Center of Excellence (ages 14-21)

The Learning Academy at The Els Center of Excellence is a non-profit Palm Beach County charter high school serving students ages 14-21 with autism spectrum disorder. The Learning Academy’s mission is “Preparation for Life After School”. To achieve this mission our school helps individuals with autism spectrum disorder in the areas of academics, vocational, functional life skills, social and communication skills.


Phone: 561-296-1776