Behavior Intervention Services

University Autism Center
Individual Services

The University Autism Center Behavior Intervention Services (BIS) offers short (Behavior Skills Training) and long-term (Intensive Behavioral Intervention) individualized behavior treatments in the clinic, home, school, and community settings.

Includes direct intervention services provided or supervised by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in a clinical or natural setting (home, school, community); may include any evidence based behavioral intervention treatment or package commonly associated with the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) such as Discrete Trial Training, Pivotal Response Treatment, Video Modeling, and many others; ABA methodologies have been proven to be effective in developing skills in all areas including communication, social, self-help, and self-regulation.

The behavioral team serves individuals between the ages of 18 months and 22 years who have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder or a developmental delay affecting the following areas of functioning:

Skill Deficits:
  • Language and communication
  • Social Skills
  • Play Skills
  • Self-Help/Independent Living Skills
  • Toilet Training
  • Feeding Issues
Problem behaviors such as:
  • Difficulty following directions
  • Repetitive and ritualistic behaviors
  • Self-injurious behavior
  • Physical aggression
  • Property destruction
  • Running away/Elopement
Type of services provided:
  • Functional Behavioral Assessment
  • Development of individualized treatment/behavior intervention plan
  • Training of implementation of treatment/behavior intervention plan
  • Follow-up, monitoring, and adjustments to treatment/behavior intervention plan
  • School consultations for students who display a need for the services above

UAC offers trainings and workshops for professionals, parents, and community members related to behavior interventions for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and developmental delays.

Please contact the UAC at 986-4985 for additional information regarding accessing any behavior services.


Phone: 573.986.4985
Fax: 573.986.4994
University Autism Center
611 North Fountain Street
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
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