news & events

APL Partners with UW on Unique Research To Help Students

APL is featured in the University of Washington's September 2018 edition of "Research That Matters". We are honored to have been asked to partner on this unique research project by UW College of Education and The Haring Center. Read about the in-classroom research using technology to make real-time coaching possible using streaming video, with a direct connection via a wireless earpiece.

Thank You CaliBurger Seattle for Supporting APL!

On June 18th, the University District's CaliBurger donated a portion of its evening sales to our school. We are so grateful to have been selected by our friends at CaliBurger. And we thank you, our families and stakeholders, for making this night a great one for us. Check back to see when we can benefit from this generous promotion again!

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