Irene Bellot worked with children, both typically developing and special needs, for over 50 years. Before starting her own program, she worked in the mental health field as well as private schools. Her successful approach has been developed over many years, with a focus on eliminating self-stimulatory behaviors and creating an optimum environment for each individual child. Irene’s philosophy was that each child must master basic skills and appropriate behaviors before true progress can be made, both socially and academically. In 1996, Irene founded ECE 4 Autism when she saw the need for a nurturing program that used a whole child approach to behavior management. In 2001 the program was certified as a Nonpublic Agency for behavior modification and functional skills.
In January of 2015 Hoonoosh Farzaneh joined ECE 4 Autism as the director and behavioral specialist. With a Masters in Child Psychology and Development from Pepperdine University, she has been working through with children of all ages for over 17 years. Through her direction the previous Nonpublic Agency was credentialed through the California Department of Education as a Nonpublic School working in close collaboration with schools and the department of education.