Inner Circle Autism Network is opening a new specialty clinic for children with autism in Tulsa in summer 2024. This is the company’s fourth location serving Oklahoma and underscores the strong demand for Inner Circle’s ABA therapy services in the state.

The new Tulsa location is open for enrollment and provider referral with no waitlist. Inner Circle Autism Network is an in-network provider with most private insurers, including SoonerCare.

“Broadening access to ABA therapy remains a priority for us, and the expansion to the Tulsa area is a significant milestone as we expand access to this life-changing therapy for Oklahoma families,” said David Mikula, CEO, Inner Circle Autism Network. “We believe every child with autism deserves convenient access to high-quality and evidence-based ABA therapy.”

One in 36 U.S. children are diagnosed with autism, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up from 1 in 54 children in 2016. ABA is considered an evidence-based best practice treatment by the American Psychological Association and the standard of care by the American Academy of Neurology, American Academy of Pediatrics, Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, and National Institute of Mental Health, among others.

ABA supports children with autism in learning new skills and positive behaviors, such as communication, social awareness, positive peer interactions, academic engagement, self-care skills, and play skills, and in mitigating challenging behaviors, such as tantrums, bed-wetting, and self-injury.

Inner Circle Autism Network’s other clinics include three in the Oklahoma City area and four in Arkansas – in Springdale, Bentonville, Jonesboro, and Little Rock.