​Autism Spectrum Disorders

​Placer County Office of Education Mission Statement

The Placer County Office of Education provides successful educational programs designed to educate a wide variety of students with diverse needs, birth through adult.

​Student Services Mission Statement

To increase achievement through rigorous and meaningful instruction to all students.

​Program Overview

The Intensive Behavior Intervention Program (IBIP) is operated by the Placer County Office of Education and is a child and family driven program designed to serve children exhibiting characteristics of autism spectrum disorders and/or significant behavior challenges.

There are currently ten IBIP classrooms located on regular school sites serving students from preschool through age 22.  The program relies on a highly trained staff of professional and paraprofessionals working collaboratively with parents to provide a comprehensive educational program.

Students must be referred by their district of residence. For additional assistance, contact the Placer County SELPA at 530.886.5873.

​Program Components

  • Developmentally appropriate curriculum aligned with California Common Core
    • Utilization of a combination of instructional strategies and intervention techniques to address the learning styles, abilities, functional and developmental needs of the students
    • Technology-aided instruction and intervention
    • Individually planned mainstreaming opportunities and community based instruction based on students’ needs and abilities
  • Highly structured program to support independence
    • Utilization of visual supports including visual strategies, schedules, and work systems
    • Low staff to student ratio
    • Reduced class size
  • Emphasis on communication skills
    • Naturalistic language intervention
    • Functional communication training
    • Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) including Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  • Positive behavior interventions and differential reinforcement strategies
    • A systematic, data-driven approach for changing behavior based on positive interventions
    • Individualized and group interventions based on best practices and research
    • A holistic approach that considers all of the factors that impact the student,and the student’s behavior
    • Extensive staff training to support consistent behavioral interventions, desired behaviors and activities in all campus environments
  • Social Skills training

​Support Services

  • The Intensive Behavior Intervention Team may include:
  • Administrators from the county office and district of residence
  • Special Education Teachers
  • School Psychologist
  • Behavior Support Specialists
  • Educational Paraprofessionals
  • Speech and Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Assistive Technology Specialists
  • Nurses