Pyramid Autism Center, founded in 1998, is a California Department of Education State Certified Non-public, Non-profit school dedicated to serving the Southern California autism community- with a specific focus on children and their families. Pyramid Autism Center utilizes the Pyramid Approach to Education developed by Dr. Andrew Bondy, a world-renowned leader in autism education and research. Our emphasis is upon creating functional activities that stress the use of powerful and on-going reinforcement systems while assuring children can effectively communicate and understand what we expect of them. When such systems are in place, issues associated with behavior management can be effectively addressed. Our view also reflects that the key to long-term behavior management change is the development of alternative skills that serve the childs needs. We offer a full-year school program for children in grades K-12 that have been diagnosed with autism and/or a related disorder.