A group of interventions that prevent challenging behaviors is called
"universal supports" (i.e. "frontloading the
environment). For students with ASD, these supports include visual
schedules and supports, peer to peer support, functional communication
training, positive behavioral interventions, utilizing student
interests in activities and academics, and academic differentiation.
Implementing these supports with fidelity reduces or eliminates the
majority of challenging behaviors for students with ASD and prevents
the need for crisis intervention.