CD Program Coordinator
CD Administrative Assistant
LADSE offers a range of options for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
The LADSE CD Program offers classroom based instruction to students on the autism spectrum who require specific evidence-based methodologies to make progress on communication, social, academic, and functional skills. The CD program serves students from three to fourteen years of age, with early childhood through junior high classrooms. The CD classrooms are located in a variety of our member district school buildings. Students have the opportunity to interact with typical peers throughout the school day. Students may also return to their resident district school building for a portion of the day.
Communication Development classes implement the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in creating the learning environment. Classroom methodologies and interventions include direct instruction curriculum, structured teaching, augmentative communication supports, and generalization of skills. Individualizing interventions to meet specific learning needs is an emphasis.