Inner Circle Autism Network is opening two new specialty clinics for children with autism in the Oklahoma City metro area. The Edmond location will open in early June, and the Oklahoma City location is scheduled to open later this summer.

Both locations are now open for enrollment with no waitlist. Inner Circle Autism Network is an in-network provider with many private insurers, as well as SoonerCare.

“Meeting the needs of children with autism in Oklahoma is a priority for Inner Circle Autism Network, and we will continue expanding to other communities in the state in the coming months,” said David Mikula, CEO, Inner Circle Autism Network.

Inner Circle Autism Network specializes in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for children of all ages diagnosed with autism. ABA is evidence-based, individualized therapy that 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 negative behaviors, such as tantrums, bed-wetting, aggression, and self-injury.

“With more children receiving a diagnosis of autism, there is a growing need for evidence-based therapies, and Inner Circle Autism Network is expanding to meet those needs,” said Mikula. “Our highly educated, highly trained behavior analysts and therapists work with children and families through hands-on, play-based interactions to foster learning, skill development, and academic readiness.”

One in 36 children are diagnosed with autism, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up from 1 in 68 children in 2010. 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.

Inner Circle Autism Network’s board-certified behavior analysts (BCBA) and registered behavior technicians conduct formal assessments of every child and in-depth interviews with the child’s family to develop unique treatment plans. Therapists work with children one-on-one and in small groups. Inner Circle Autism Network’s clinics feature a child-friendly environment with vibrant colors and interactive elements to create an engaging learning experience. The clinics have sensory rich-spaces, large play areas for exploration, gym life gross motor spaces, a classroom to support school readiness, and other spaces that seek to inspire a love for hands-on learning.

Inner Circle Autism Network’s highly trained professionals are fueled by passion and a deep love for children and are committed to unlocking every child’s full potential. Inner Circle Autism Network’s programs are designed to inspire children to grow, guiding them toward mastery of essential skills and learning to express themselves confidently and connect in meaningful relationships with family and peers.

Inner Circle Autism Network invites parents and caregivers to actively participate in their child’s progress. Families build a community where they receive support, guidance, and encouragement. Clinics feature an observation room where parents and caregivers can observe their child’s therapy sessions through a one-way mirror.

Inner Circle Autism Network’s other clinics include three in Arkansas – in Springdale, Bentonville, and Jonesboro. A sixth location is planned for Little Rock in late 2023.