Autism 101

Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are terms to define a complex disorder characterized by a broad range of social and communication skills. Autism affects an estimated 1 in 36 (2023) children in the U.S., with over 70 million people being affected worldwide. Behavioral Innovations has been a pioneer in autism services for over 20 years, providing center-based Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy to children under 10 years of age in Texas, Oklahoma, and Colorado.

Mother hugging child with autism

What are the Symptoms of Autism?

Children with autism often experience unique challenges, visible in their behavior.

Signs of Autism: 

  • Delayed speech development
  • Avoiding eye contact
  • Struggling with effective communication
  • Poor socialization skills
  • Repetitive or aggressive behaviors or speech, or
  • Difficulty in pointing to objects of interest

The onset of symptoms often appears before the age of three, therefore early intervention is essential to achieve optimal outcomes in therapy approaches.

Child learning during ABA therapy session

What is Applied Behavior Analysis or ABA Therapy?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a scientific, evidence-based discipline that strives to understand and improve significant behaviors. 

ABA examines the interactions between people & their environment to determine the effects the environment has on a person’s behavior.

Decades of research have proven that ABA is a highly successful treatment for children with autism, and it is extensively recognized by several institutions like the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the National Institute of Mental Health.

ABA therapist working with a child with autism

Why Behavioral Innovations?

For over two decades, Behavioral Innovations has been a leading provider of ABA therapy to children with autism.

We understand an autism journey can be stressful and confusing for many, which is why our dedicated team of Client Intake Advocates walk with you every step of the way. It all starts with our enrollment form.

From working with insurance carriers to help expediating a diagnostic evaluation, we provide the guidance and resources needed to get children and families the help they need. At every ABA center, our exceptional team of Board-Certified Behavior Analysts® (BCBA®) and Registered Behavior Technicians™ provide the best-in-class personalized treatment plan for each individual child. 

With over 70 locations in Texas, Oklahoma, and Colorado, we make it convenient for families to receive ABA therapy for autism. 

Have Questions About Autism or ASD?

Our FAQ section provides in-depth answers to some common questions.