The Ventura County Office of Education operates one Special Education Preschool class on the Cesar Chavez School Campus in Oxnard.
This class is for students, ages 3 to 5, with a diagnosis of autism. The class provides intensive, specialized supports and instruction designed to meet the unique needs of these students. Services include Speech and language support, occupational therapy, intensive behavioral intervention, and access to non-disabled peers in natural environments.
Specific instructional strategies include: TEACCH, PECS, integrated play groups, Discrete Trial Programs, and sensory processing activities. Most information is delivered to students through visual structure. Students use pictorial, photographic, or object schedules depending on their capabilities.