Autism Specific Programs and Behavior Support


The Irvine Unified Autism Specific Classrooms are designed to meet the needs of students in pre-school through adult transition (3-22 years old).

The classrooms are designed to meet the individual needs of each student according to their Individualized Education Program (IEP).

The structured classrooms utilize:

  • Structured Teaching
  • Positive Behavior Interventions
  • Mainstreaming opportunities
  • Varied materials to teach concepts
  • Utilization of Evidence Based Practices
  • Functional Academic Curriculum & Instruction

Behavior Support

Within IUSD, behavior support is seen in a variety of different ways.  The Behavior Intervention Specialists use trainings as the vehicle to consistently build capacity among the General Education Teachers, Education Specialists, and Support Staff throughout the district. 

Through the use of Evidence Based Practices, Behavior Intervention Specialists (BIS’s) provide sites supervision, consultation, training, and assist with programming.

AUTISM Partnership

Irvine SELPA, Regional Center, FRC/FEC is proud to partner with the California Autism Professional Training and Information Network (CAPTAIN) by promoting the use of evidence -based practices for students with Autism.

CAPTAIN (click this link) is part of the California Department of Education Statewide System of Support in collaboration with Marin County SELPA.