Educational Institutions

Pyramid Educational Consultants of California Inc

  • Orange, CA
  • www.pyramidautismcenter.com

Mission Statement

Pyramid Autism Center (PAC) is designed to serve the needs of children and families touched by autism through the design and delivery of innovative educational, specifically the Pyramid Approach to Education and the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS).  Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the world today.  It is estimated that between 1 in 80 and 1 in 240 with an average of 1 in 110 children in the United States have an Autism Spectrum Disorder.  More so than ever - organizations like PAC continue to be a critical component to support this devastating disorder that is more prominent than any other disabilities today.

Service Areas

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California

Pyramid Autism Center currently educates students throughout the following Southern California Counties:
Orange County
Los Angeles County
Riverside County
San Bernardino County

ruling year

2000

Principal Officer since 1998

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Ms. Stacey Kochanowski

Keywords

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autism, education, special education, nonprofit, community support, parent support, disabled, internship opportunities, volunteer opportunities

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Also Known As

Pyramid Autism Center, Inc. (P.A.C.)

EIN

33-0827258

 Number

4825893112

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Specialized Education Institutions/Schools for Visually or Hearing Impaired, Learning Disabled (B28)

Autism (G84)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Program 1

Pyramid Autism Center is a year round school program currently serving students 5-22 years of age diagnosed with autism. Along with educational support during the school day, an in-home outreach program (i.e. sending teachers into the home to ensure consistency/learning outside the classroom)is also provided along with numerous efforts to increase autism awareness/education to the community. Our parent-training program is one of the first of its kind in North America - teaching parents how to extend his/her child's skills learned in the classroom to the home environment. School to home continuity is considered critical to children with autism and this type of support is typically not available in public schools. Another strong component to our program is our Community Based Instruction which has proven to be highly effective both to helping children function in the "real world" - as well as increasing education and public awareness of autism. We hope to obtain funds to support program expansion, which would include a pre-school and a sibling outreach program. The pre-school program will be critical given the increase in autism cases stated earlier and the proven benefits of early intervention. Shortages of programs like PAC are greatly straining the current system, monetary contributions would help accelerate our efforts to expand services in this greatly under-resourced area.

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Service Areas

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California

Pyramid Autism Center currently educates students throughout the following Southern California Counties:
Orange County
Los Angeles County
Riverside County
San Bernardino County

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PYRAMID AUTISM CENTER INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Pyramid Educational Consultants of California Inc

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Principal Officer

Ms. Stacey Kochanowski

BIO

Stacey Kochanowski is the Executive Director at the Pyramid Autism Center. Her goals include staff support and supervision, fundraising, public relations, and school improvement and expansion. She began her career in Autism in 1994 as an undergraduate while working at the Delaware Autistic Program (DAP). She gained further experience in the field as an in-home therapist for two families with autistic children in West Virginia while working on her Bachelor of Science in Child Development and Family Studies. She started working full time at DAP in 1997 while working on her Master's of Special Education. She moved to California in November of 1998 and became involved in the start up of the Pyramid Autism Center where she taught for three years before taking on the role of Director of Special Projects. After her first year in administration she continued at P.A.C. as the Executive Director. She is a Certified PECS Implementer and Supervisor.

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BOARD CHAIR

Scott Haug

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