Santa Barbara County Education Office Special Education Support Services
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Learning Enrichment Autism Program (LEAP)


  • For preschool children on the autism spectrum who require high level of structure, intensive support, smaller class size, and extended intervention time in order to make educational progress. Children in LEAP have suspected or demonstrated difficulty in making progress in a less restrictive preschool inclusion setting due to sensory, language, and behavioral challenges.
  • Classes are typically held 5 days per week for 5 hours per day.
  • Services are provided to children in self-contained settings.
  • A variety of evidence-based methodologies are utilized specifically designed to meet the unique needs of children on the autism spectrum.