The average tenure of our certified staff is 7 years, with some of our teachers/therapists having joined our Austin Centers team over 25 years ago. Furthermore, all Austin Centers staff members are trained in CPI (Crisis Prevention and Intervention), Trauma Informed Care, Positive Behavioral Supports, along with being certified in CPR and First Aid. The ratio of teachers to students depends on the program. For example, for our Exceptional Student Program, Austin Centers maintains 1 teacher for 10-12 students. In the Rising Stars Program, 1 teacher for 8-10 students and 1 teacher for 5-7 students in our Step Ahead Program for students with intellectual disabilities. Each classroom is also equipped with multiple Therapeutic Support staff, allowing us to maintain a staffing ratio of 1 trained staff member for every 3 students.