About KIDS FIRST & TOPS

KIDS FIRST (K-8th Grade) and TOPS (High School) are public school options for children who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The population we serve typically presents with significant deficits in the areas of functional communication and behavior.

Our staff is highly trained in...
  • Positive Behavior Support
  • Sensory Integration
  • Expanded Social/Play Experiences
  • Blended Therapeutic Methodologies
  • Assistive Technology
  • Differentiated instruction for non-verbal learners

Mission & Philosophy:

At KIDS FIRST & TOPS we provide children with ASD and behavior challenges a foundation of educational skills that enhance the child’s success in a variety of community environments.


Curriculum & Methodology

  • Modified and Individualized Directed Curriculum
  • Tuned into Learning: A Social Skills and Pragmatic Curriculum for students with Autism
  • Strategies for Teaching based on Autism Research (STARS) program addresses many of the critical learning needs identified for young children with autism
  • Edmark Reading Program
  • Touch Math
  • Math U See
  • Highly Structured Environment
  • Daily Schedules
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Functional Behavior Treatment
  • Communication and Speech Therapy
  • Social Skills Trainings
  • Sensory Integration
  • Age Appropriate Activities