If your child received an autism diagnosis recently, or if you are looking for additional autism resources, you have come to the right place. Find the answers to your questions about an autism diagnosis and your options when it comes to supporting your child on the autism spectrum.
What is Autistic Burnout? How Can It Be Prevented?
Autistic burnout can affect many people with autism. In this blog, we explore what autistic burnout is and strategies to prevent it.
Why Are More Boys Diagnosed with Autism than Girls?
Boys are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder more often than girls. Click to learn more about autism diagnoses in boys versus girls.
Cultivating Inclusion: A Guide to Effective Communication in Culturally Inclusive Behavioral Services
Learn how to foster culturally inclusive behavioral services through effective communication, self-assessment, and awareness activities. Our comprehensive guide covers everything from cultural competency to the Wheel of Power/Privilege.
A Comprehensive Guide to ABA Therapy Techniques: Unlocking the Potential of Applied Behavior Analysis
In this blog, we explore our complete guide to ABA therapy techniques. From positive reinforcement to parent-implemented interventions, learn how these methods make a difference in applied behavior analysis.
Beneficial/Therapeutic Activities for Parents Who Have a Child with Autism to Incorporate at Home
It's important to keep up with at-home activities for your kid with autism. Keep reading to learn more about how to incorporate these activities at home.
Building School Readiness While on Summer Vacation: How to Prevent Regression of Skills
Summer is a typical time for kids with autism to show a decline in academics, also known as the summer slide. Click to learn tips on how to prevent the summer slide.
A Dental Visit Guide for Parents of Children with Autism
Maintaining dental health can be challenging for kids with autism. In this blog, we discuss our recommendations for going to the dentist, teeth brushing, visual schedules, and more.
Autism and Nutrition: The Link between Diet and Symptoms
Kids with autism can often struggle with food consumption and diet. In this blog, we discuss food issues, nutrition, and how to support your kid during mealtimes.
How Does Autism Affect Social Skills + Teaching Social Skills
Social skills can be difficult for kids with autism but it’s important for them to learn and be supported. In this blog, we discuss how to help teach and encourage them while they're learning these skills.
Transitioning from ABA Centers to Traditional School Environments with Behavioral Innovations
There are many things to consider when it's time to transition from ABA centers to traditional school environments. Keep reading to learn how BI can help make this transition smoother and less stressful for you and your family.
How Does Social Skills Training Help Individuals with Autism
Social skills training for autism has several benefits like higher quality friendships and less loneliness. In this blog, we discuss the positive impact social skills training can have for your child with autism.
How Music Can be Beneficial for People with Autism
Music can be beneficial for people with autism. It can support social relationships, communication, emotional regulation, and more. Click to learn how to incorporate music into your child's daily life.
Early Signs and Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Discover early signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in children. Learn red flags, communicate concerns, and understand the importance of early detection for intervention.
Autism and Technology: How Technology is Changing the Lives of Individuals with Autism
Technology can support children with autism in many ways. In this blog, we explore how AAC, gaming and assistive technology can benefit your child.
What to Expect as Part of Your Child’s Autism Diagnostic Evaluation at Behavioral Innovations
Do you have questions about an autism diagnostic evaluation? At Behavioral Innovations, we break down what to expect, how to prepare, and more. Keep reading.
The Importance of Self-Care for Autistic Individuals: Strategies for Practicing Self-Care and Building Resilience
Self-care is vital for everyone, especially people with autism. In this blog, we discuss the benefits and strategies of self-care for people with autism.
Autism and Education: Strategies for Supporting Students on the Spectrum
It's important for students with autism to be included in the classroom, however, it can be challenging to ensure they're being accommodated properly. We've provided strategies and tips on how to support kids with autism at school.
The Role of Sensory Processing in Autism: Understanding and Supporting Sensory Needs
Kids with autism can experience sensory processing difficulties. In this blog, we discuss the importance of learning how to help your child process.
Autism and Gender: Exploring the Intersection of Autism and Gender Identity
Many children with autism can experience gender dysphoria and diversity. In this blog, we discuss the importance of understanding and supporting your child’s experiences with gender.
Managing Sensory Overload on Airplanes for Children with Autism: Tips and Strategies
Traveling can be exciting but also stressful, especially for children with autism. In this blog, we discuss how to manage sensory overload during air travel.
Autism and the Workplace: Strategies for Success
People with autism can bring many skills and benefits to the workplace but it’s important to know how to implement strategies and accommodations for their success.
Embracing Neurodiversity: Appreciating the Abilities and Contributions of Diverse Minds
Neurodiverse individuals have many unique strengths and skills that benefit the workplace and beyond. In this blog, we've provided tips on how to support and embrace neurodiveristy.
Making Autism Acceptance a Reality: Moving Beyond Awareness
Autism acceptance is important for people with autism, it can give them more opportunities, inclusion, and compassion. In this article, we discuss the differences between autism acceptance and autism awareness.
In Conversation with Lorri Unumb, CEO, CASP
In honor of World Autism Month, Behavioral Innovations is excited to host a special interview with Lorri Unumb, CEO of The Council of Autism Service Providers (CASP) and a prominent voice in the autism awareness space. Click to watch.
Swimming and Autism: Why Learning Safe Swim Skills is Crucial for Individuals on the Spectrum
Swimming can be a fun activity for kids with autism, but learning safe swimming skills is crucial. In this blog, we discuss how to have a safe and enjoyable swimming experience.
Autism Awareness Month 2023 Events
April is Autism Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness and learn more about people with autism. Click to find events for Autism Awareness Month in TX.
Early Intervention and Why it is Critical for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Early diagnosis and intervention are critical for children with autism. It can even lead to positive outcomes for adolescence and adulthood. Keep reading to learn more.
Autism Evaluation and ABA Therapy: Your Complete Guide to Getting Started with ASD Treatment
Knowing what to do after an autism diagnosis can be overwhelming. In this article, we’ve provided a complete guide about evaluations, diagnosis, & treatment options. Click to learn more.
Discover the Benefits of Respite Care for Caregivers of Individuals with Autism
If you’re a caregiver for your kid with autism, it can be challenging to take time away for yourself. Respite care can help you and your family. Learn more.
Regulating Screen Time for Kids with Autism
There are positives and negatives to screen time for kids with autism. Keep reading for our tips on how to regulate and get the most out of screen time.
How to Maintain Good Oral Health for Kids with Autism
February is National Children's Dental Health Month so we'd like to provide some resources to help you and your child with autism succeed at teeth brushing. Dental hygiene might not be your child's favorite thing to do but if it's overlooked, it can lead to dental and overall health issues. Keep reading to learn how to make this necessary activity more maintainable and enjoyable.
Helping Children Transition Between Activities
Transitioning between activities can be challenging for children with autism. In this article, we've provided strategies to help you and your child with transitions.
Black History Month: Celebrating 5 African-American People on the Autism Spectrum
Celebrating African-Americans for Black History Month who were diagnosed with autism. We'll look at five individuals and how they succeeded despite the hardships they faced with their diagnosis and race.
The Types and Levels of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has different types and levels. If your child is diagnosed at a certain type or level, this information can be helpful to learn about how your child experiences ASD and how to support them even more.
How to Encourage the Spirit of Giving in Children with Autism
Children with autism may struggle when it comes to being considerate and sharing. In this article, we've compiled tips and strategies to help you encourage these skills in your child.
Top Books for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder by Age Group
Children's Book Week is a great time to help your child with autism spend more time with books and reading. Click to read the top children's books for autism for each age group.
Cooking with Children with Autism
Cooking is an important life skill to learn and it's a helpful skill to teach children as well. In this blog, we'll discuss how you can help your child with autism cook safely and according to their needs and abilities.
Effective Safety Tips for Halloween for Kids with Autism
Halloween can be a fun time for kids with autism but it can also bring stressful and dangerous situations. We've compiled tips to help your and your child have a safe and enjoyable Halloween.
Teaching Children with Autism Personal Hygiene Skills
Many kids struggle with personal hygiene skills, and kids with autism may struggle even more. Since personal hygiene is one of the most important skills to learn, we're providing tips and strategies to help your kid develop better hygiene skills. Click to read more.
Developing Social Skills in Children with Autism
Social skills are important for everyone to learn. However, children with autism can have a more challenging time developing these skills. In this blog, we're discussing how you can help develop social skills with your child.
Dealing with Tantrums in Children with Autism: Positive Behavior Change Strategies
If your child with autism struggles with having temper tantrums and meltdowns, it can be a challenge to figure out how to manage them as a parent or caregiver. In this blog, we're discussing how to implement positive behavior change strategies to help with tantrums and meltdowns.
Autism and Non-Compliance: Teaching Kids with ASD to Follow Directions
It's important for children with ASD to learn when to be both compliant and non-compliant. However, children with autism can have a challenging time following directions. Keep reading for tips on how to teach your child to follow directions.
Autism or ADHD? How to differentiate between the two
ASD and ADHD can often appear to have similar symptoms, but it’s important to know that these two disorders are different from each other. In this article, we’re breaking down the key differences between the two. Keep reading to learn more.
Autism and Impact on Mental Health
People with autism spectrum disorder are more prone to mental health issues which can create more challenges for them and their families. Click to read more about the relationship between autism and mental health and tips for supporting your family member with autism.
What To Do After Finding Out Your Child Has Autism
If your child has recently been diagnosed with autism, it can be helpful to know some steps to take after the initial diagnosis. We've gathered a few things that could help you and your family navigate having a child with autism.
Top 5 Myths About Autism Spectrum Disorder: Misconceptions About ASD
Autism can be a challenging diagnosis, but misconceptions and myths can make it even harder for those who have autism. In this blog, we're breaking down myths and misconceptions and giving you facts about ASD.
Boys Vs. Girls with Autism; Gender Differences in Males & Females with ASD
Males and females that are diagnosed with autism can present similar traits and symptoms, however, boys and girls don't always experience their diagnosis in the same ways. In this blog, we're breaking down key differences between males and females with autism.
Strengths & Abilities in Children with Autism
While children with autism have struggles, they also have great strengths and capabilities that might be overlooked. We want to highlight and point out the capabilities they have and how they can be beneficial. Keep reading to learn more about their unique strengths and abilities.
Supporting Healthy Sleep in Children with Autism
Healthy sleep is important for everyone, especially children with autism. However, children with autism can have greater difficulty getting ready for bed, falling asleep, and staying asleep. We've compiled tips and strategies to help you and your child create and maintain a healthy sleep routine.
Best Books by Age for Kids with Autism or ASD | Pre-Schoolers to Young Adults
Kids with autism spectrum disorder (also known as ASD or autism) are unique. Every child has his own abilities, her own interests, and their own needs. To help you navigate the plethora of options for kids on the spectrum, we have identified some books that can be helpful for children across all ages – from toddlers to young adults.
A Closer Look at ABA Therapy for Autism
Applied behavior analysis, also known as ABA, is an evidence-based intervention for children with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder).
Cost of ABA Therapy for Autism
ABA therapy costs for autism can vary from child to child. While there are several ways to pay for therapy, there might be one that works best for you and your family. Keep reading to learn more about covering the costs for ABA therapy.
Aggression in Children with Autism? How to Manage Aggressive Behavior
Aggressive behaviors are common in children with autism and can pose many challenges when trying to manage them. It can be exhausting, tiring, stressful, and frightening. Here are some effective strategies for managing this type of behavior.
7 Ways to Teach Independent Living Skills to Kids with Autism
Learning daily living skills can be challenging for many children but children with autism can have an even more challenging time learning these important skills. Living independently is most likely something you and your child both strive to achieve so we've compiled some tips and skills to help you and your child on the journey to independent living.
Black History Month: 10 Books Celebrating Black Culture
Read stories that pay tribute to African-American culture and highlight the achievements of some well-known stalwarts of history who overcame adversities to make an impact on society.
Is Your Child Repeating Words or Phrases? Understanding Echolalia in Children with Autism
Echolalia is defined as repeated words, phrases, or sentences. Many children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may repeat what they hear familiar people say or repeat lines from their favorite shows. Children with echolalia often use it to communicate with you and other people. Keep reading to learn more about echolalia and strategies to address it.
Picky Eating: 7 Ways to Introduce Your Child with Autism to New Foods
Picky eating is a common issue seen in children with autism spectrum disorder. This could be serious issue that could lead to physical health concerns or developmental issues as well as deficiencies in specific nutrients.
Kids with Autism: Top Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Travel
Traveling during the holidays can be stressful for the whole family, but children with autism can experience additional stressors that can make it even harder to navigate. We've compiled some tips to help you and your family have a more enjoyable time while traveling this holiday season.
5 Tips to Prepare Your Child with Autism to Enjoy the Holiday Season
The holiday season is typically expected to be full of happy and joyful times. However, it can bring many challenges for children with autism as well as for their parents. Keep reading to learn tips and strategies for an enjoyable holiday season.
Non-Speaking Autism: How to Improve Communication Skills in Children with ASD
If you are a parent who has a child with autism who isn’t able to use words to express their thoughts, feelings, needs, and wants, you might be looking for strategies to help improve your child’s communication skills. Keep reading to learn skills and strategies for you and your child.
Autism and Language Development: How Parents Can Help Their Children Communicate
Children with autism often have speech and language delays. Here are some time-tested strategies how parents can help expand their child's language skills and build communication.
A Parent's Guide to Toilet Training a Child with Autism
Toilet training is a necessary skill for childen with autism to learn, but it can also be a challenging process for the parent and child. Keep reading to learn more about how to successfully potty train your child.
The Signs of Autism (ASD)
Signs and symptoms of Autism or ASD may vary between individuals but there are some traits that are more common across cases.
Types of Sensory Issues in Autism: Examples and Treatment Options
Autism spectrum disorder is often associated with sensory challenges. Although the DSM-V criteria for the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder does not specifically state that people with autism always experience sensory challenges, this credible diagnostic manual does point out that sensory challenges can be a trait of ASD.
Supporting Siblings with Autism. What can your child do to help?
Being a sibling of a child with autism can be challenging, but it is still possible to have a strong and healthy sibling relationship. There are things that siblings can do and there are things that the child with autism can do to create a strong bond with one another.
Traveling with a Child with Autism
Traveling with children can be stressful. Whether your family is traveling to go on vacation or to visit relatives or friends during holiday season, traveling can bring its own set of challenges. Traveling with a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can involve unique experiences that not all families encounter.
Do's and Don’ts After an Autism Diagnosis
An autism diagnosis can be an overwhelming experience for many parents. It can be nerve-racking not knowing what lies ahead and what the autism diagnosis will lead to, even if you've already suspected your child of having autism and you've been coping with things for some time. The experience of getting an autism diagnosis puts a label on what has been going on for your child.
Self-Care & Stress Management Tips for Parents of Children with Autism and Special Needs
Caring for another person, no matter who that person is, requires mental, emotional, and physical energy from the caregiver. If you are caring for an elderly parent, a client or customer at work, a child with autism or even a child without disabilities, or even simply when you’re doing things for your spouse or a friend, it all requires you to give your time and energy for the other person.
20 Famous People with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Autism can be challenging but there are many people on the spectrum who have achieved great heights.
Summer Activities for Children with Autism
Summer’s here and I would like to offer parents some ideas on keeping kids, especially those on the spectrum, occupied outdoors. These can be individual or group settings. If needed, we can also include some indoor activities for the 100 degree days!
How Parents Can Help Their Child With Autism to Thrive
You can help your child be the best version of themselves and live a great life by supporting their unique identity, personal strengths, and implementing effective strategies to improve their skills and development.
Autism Screening for Children: Top Testing and Assessment Options
Wondering whether a child has autism might bring up a wave of different thoughts and emotions for parents. Fortunately, the process of learning more about a child and finding out whether he or she qualifies for a diagnosis of autism can be easier if parents understand the available autism testing and screening options.
Top Things Parents Should NOT Do With a Child With Autism
In this article, we will explore some of the things that parents and other caregivers, such as teachers or childcare providers, should not do when it comes to caring for and teaching a child with autism spectrum disorder.
Top Parent Concerns For Children With Autism & What You Can Do
Whether you suspect that your child has autism, or you have just received a diagnosis, you are not alone. You probably have some concerns about your child’s well-being, their behaviors, and their development.
Concerned about Autism? Identifying Common Signs and Symptoms
Signs and symptoms related to Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD vary between individuals but there are some traits that are more common and prevalent across those with the condition. We’ll go over the most common characteristics of autism and share real examples of what these might look like for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Guide to Autism: For Parents and Physicians
April is World Autism Month or Autism Awareness Month. The goal of this milestone month is to educate and inform people about the condition that affects so many in our society.
Top Autism Blogs of 2021
If you are a parent raising a child with autism or an adult learning how to progress through life living with the condition, there are many wonderful resources available to assist you in your journey.
Now Accepting SoonerCare at Our Oklahoma ABA Centers
Behavioral Innovations is excited to announce that we will be accepting Soonercare™ at all our locations in Oklahoma.
Autism in the Arts
Movie review - Spectrum: A Story of the Mind
Autism Screening – Using the M-CHAT Autism Checklist
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders: the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that it may affect 1 out of 59 kids in the US.
Knowing Our Children
Our children may have our genes but they are also unique and different in their own ways. How can we better understand our special needs children and their abilities?