New facility in Kyle uses effective behavioral autism treatment

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — The CDC says there are on average one in 59 kids who are on the Autism Spectrum. Most of them are boys. 

The ways of treating the disorder vary, but there’s a new behavioral clinic in Kyle that can address behaviors of kids who are on the Autistic Spectrum. 

Behavioral Innovations recently opened and they use Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA). 

“ABA Is applied behavioral analysis and it’s using the principles of behavior to increase socially important behaviors like functional communication,” says Bobbie Cordell, Director of Behavioral Analysis. 

“Many times a child may act out or have aggression because they want something but they don’t have a way to let you know they want something, so what we do is teach them some better ways to achieve what it is that they need.”

One of the common fears of the disorder is being able to afford treatments. 

For more information on treatment and how to fund treatments, families can contact 1-855-Start-ABA (1-855-782-7822) or www.StartABA.com.

This is a developing story, check back here for more updates.

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