Autism Program

Bakersfield City School District runs a Pre-K through 8th grade self-contained program for students with autism.  In each of our classrooms we strive to meet every student’s unique needs with a variety of teaching methodologies.  All classrooms utilize Evidence Based Practices that promote academic, communication, and social learning.   Within the continuum of the Autism program we have classrooms that focus on pre-academic and/or functional life skills and utilize the core content connectors, as well as, classrooms who are working with grade level general education curriculum curriculum and utilize the common core grade level standards.   Placement in the least restrictive environment is determined on individual student need.

Each classroom has a teacher and two instructional assistants and schedules their day to include whole and small group instruction.  All classrooms use visual schedules that are appropriate for the individual student.  Social skills lessons are part of the daily or weekly lesson plan.  All students are taught calming activities and have access to a cool down area if needed.  Classrooms are self-contained meaning that students are monitored by Special Education staff throughout the whole day.

If you have any questions please contact Nikki Stiles – Program Manager at 661-631-5863 or




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Nondiscrimination Policy

Bakersfield City School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identifications, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Penal code 422.55, or Government Code 11135, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal and/or the District’s Human Resource Administrator, at 661-631-4663, or at 1300 Baker Street, Bakersfield, California 93305. A copy of BCSD’s Uniform Complaint Procedures and Non-Discrimination policies are available by clicking here and/or upon request.