• Spring Break Fun!

    Make the week one to remember. The sun is shining brighter, the days are getting longer, and that means Spring break is just around the corner. For many families, Spring break is an opportunity for travel and exciting new experiences. When you have a child with special needs, doing a little extra planning before your […]

  • Bedtime Can Be a Breeze

    Just a few simple and easy things to do when bedtime comes around. Just like clockwork, these days at the stroke of 10 PM I start to yawn. Being the night-owl that I am by nature, this still amazes me! And it is all due to a strict bedtime routine that I adopted when I […]

  • Tips for Preventing Wandering to Keep Your Child Safe

    As parents of children with autism spectrum disorders well know, kids with ASD often have a tendency to wander. This is extremely stressful for families because it’s so dangerous for their children. If this is a problem for your family, it’s important to develop a multifaceted plan to prevent wandering.   First, make sure your home is secure. Deadbolts that […]

  • How to Keep Your Child Safe In and Around Water

    Water safety is important for every child, but for children with autism spectrum disorders, it’s imperative. Many individuals with ASD are drawn to water and that, combined with a tendency to wander, can be a tragic combination. In fact, drowning is the leading cause of death for people with ASD who tend to wander. How can […]

  • Local Sensory-Friendly Family Activities to do this Summer

    Summer is here, and it’s time for long, lazy days and fun family activities. For families of children with autism spectrum disorder, however, finding appropriately inclusive activities can be challenging. Since many children with ASD struggle with sensory issues, sensory-friendly activities are a good place to start when you’re looking for summer fun. Here, we offer […]

  • Learn How Kids with ASD are Using Virtual Reality to Communicate

    For children with autism spectrum disorders, both verbal and non-verbal communication can be a challenge. Therapists, counselors, teachers, and parents continually strive to help children with ASD better connect with others, and to understand what living with ASD is like. One tool that’s helping people reach these goals is virtual reality. In fact, some experts believe that virtual reality is […]

  • Is B.E.E.S. Right for Your Child?

    If your child is in the preschool age group and needs extra help getting ready for school, B.E.E.S. could be right for him or her! The Behavior Exchange Early Start program is built on the philosophy that all children deserve the opportunity to overcome challenges associated with autism and other developmental differences. To that end, our […]

  • Highlighting the Importance of Early Autism Diagnosis and Intervention

    Thanks to increasing autism awareness and a rapidly growing body of research, parents today are better equipped to detect the signs of autism at an early age. Every child should be screened for autism symptoms, but some children may benefit from more intensive monitoring than others, such as the siblings of children already diagnosed with autism. But […]

  • What to Expect in Summer Camp at The Behavior Exchange

    The Behavior Exchange is eagerly excited about our Summer Camp program for children with autism and other developmental differences in north Texas. Our day-to-day curriculum will vary bringing fun, exciting, and rich-learning activities for all children enrolled. Every child can expect a warm and welcoming atmosphere focused on development and growth. Our colorful learning environments […]

  • How ABA Can Help Your Child Build Better Social Skills

    Children with autism often have difficulty with social situations, such as meeting new friends or managing the nuances of conversations. These challenges can become increasingly difficult to cope with as the child grows older and enters school. But there is hope. Children who receive Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy can acquire the social skills they’ll need to succeed, both in […]