• 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 […]

  • Cutting Down on Discipline Disagreements with Parent Training

    Disciplining a child with autism can be tough. When parents disagree about the discipline system, it’s even more challenging. You can keep your relationship strong and maintain harmony in the family home with parent training sessions at The Behavior Exchange. Our ABA therapists only use evidence-based techniques. When you and your partner learn about the […]

  • How The Behavior Exchange’s Summer Camp Can Prepare Your Child for a Great School Year

    Summers can be tricky for families with young kids, due in part to the less structured days. Summer camp is a great way to keep kids busy and out of trouble. And by enrolling your child in The Behavior Exchange’s summer camp, you can rest assured that he or she will continue to learn even […]