PrideStar Center for Applied Learning


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PrideStar Center for Applied Learning to launch in April

March 14, 2016 – Lowell, MA – PrideStar EMS, a Lowell-based medical transportation and emergency services company, announced today that they, in conjunction with other partners, have launched a new venture in the healthcare field.  The PrideStar Center for Applied Learning (PCAL), a Merrimack Valley-based community center specializing in the needs of children and young adults impacted by autism and other neurological, behavioral & cognitive disorders will open next month.

“I am very proud to be facilitating the opening of this new venture,” stated David Daly, PrideStar EMS’ Chief Executive Officer.  “We have a talented and passionate team to make this a huge success and PrideStar EMS has the perfect infrastructure to support its establishment,” Daly concluded.

PCAL will offer specialized services to the special needs population in the area with highly specialized and programmatic teaching.

Lyn Snow, PrideStar’s Executive Director explains, “We are not a school but a community center for people impacted by autism spectrum disorder.  PCAL will provide after-school, weekend, and vacation supports to families across the Merrimack Valley and beyond.  Additionally, we will offer a variety of training programs, workshops and consultations to families, school staff and administrators”

Personal experience played a major role in the formation of the PrideStar Center.  Co- Founder and Executive Vice President, Frank McCabe, a father of a child with autism, shared his vision.  “The PrideStar Center is really a dream come true for me and my family.  Children of this population need so much support beyond their normal school program; PCAL will serve as an extension of that but in a safe, nurturing and social environment.”

PCAL will open its first facility at 229 Stedman Street in Lowell, the other half of PrideStar EMS’ headquarters.

Daly, Snow, McCabe, as well as the company’s CFO, Jonathan Miller, are lifelong friends.

“The fact that we can embark on this exciting journey with old and trusted friends makes this all the sweeter,” McCabe added.  “We have great aspirations for all of the lives we will be able to impact.”

The PrideStar Center will hold its grand opening on Saturday, April 2 – World Autism Awareness Day.

For more information on this press release or the PrideStar Center for Applied Learning  please contact Frank McCabe,