ABA Therapy and Autism Treatment Specialists

Developmental potentials in full bloom


Lotus Behavioral Interventions

Let your ausome child blossom with Lotus!

Lotus ABA Therapy Team

Lotus Behavioral Interventions is a leading autism services provider in Miami, Broward, and throughout South Florida. We are comprised of an elite team of board certified behavior analysts and technicians. Our staff specializes in providing ABA therapy, the #1 evidence-based treatment for children with autism.

Lotus services children and families wherever they need it most. Our team of ABA therapy professionals visit homes, schools, and community centers throughout Miami-Dade and Broward county. Additionally, services can be provided via telehealth.

We are certain that our highly caring and qualified professionals can help your child reach their fullest developmental potentials.

Karelix Alicea

Founder and President of Lotus Behavioral Interventions


ABA Therapy

Applied behavior analysis is the #1 evidence-based treatment for children with autism.

Autism Assessments

We determine whether or not your child is on the autism spectrum and set appropriate goals for them.

Telehealth Services

ABA therapy can be provided via telehealth using HIPAA-compliant video conferencing technology.

Parent Training

We take pride in teaching parents to better understand and manage their child's problem behaviors.

Social Skills Groups

Join our monthly LOTUS BUDS so your child can learn to better interact and form friendships with other children.

Respite Care

Professional childcare for your special needs child provided by our elite staff of ABA therapy professionals.


Why Lotus?

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Our mission

By focusing on each child’s abilities rather than disabilities, our mission is to provide treatment interventions that ensure every child’s developmental success. No behavior problem is too big or too small. No child will ever be left behind or denied of ABA therapy.

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Our beliefs

To love and care for your children as you would yourself, all while incorporating the scientifically proven principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). We help them be all they can be and encourage them to love learning just as much as we love teaching.


Our duty

To continuously grow and evolve in our clinical practice much in the same way we continuously help your children to grow and evolve in their day-to-day lives. To stay current on the latest scientific literature to ensure we always provide the highest quality autism services and interventions, year after year.


Our story

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The lotus flower (nelumbo nucifera) is an aquatic perennial whose roots are planted deep into the soil of a pond or river bottom.  The young lotus bud must forage its way through the murky waters to eventually rise above the surface and reach the sunlight where it will bloom into a beautiful flower.  We believe there is a similarity between how a lotus flower blooms and how a child with autism develops.

Autism resembles the murky waters and environmental challenges the child is born into, while ABA is the help they need to overcome the associated hardships of their diagnosis and eventually reach the sunlight of their fullest developmental potentials where he will bloom into a beautiful human being. We wholeheartedly believe that all children on the autism spectrum have the potential to develop into happy, well-educated, fully functioning members of society. All children can bloom to be…

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Karelix Alicea


Founder / President of Lotus Behavioral Interventions

Miss Alicea received both her bachelor's and master's degrees in psychology with a specialization in behavior analysis under the direction of the esteemed Dr. Jacob L. Gewirtz at Florida International University (FIU), and is currently in the process of completing an Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership and Applied Behavior Analysis from Nova Southeastern University.

Following a period of almost 10 years of experience in the field, she founded Lotus Behavioral Interventions in 2009. Miss Alicea taught undergraduate-level behavior analysis coursework for several years at FIU and Carlos Albizu University, and is a graduate-level intensive practicum supervisor at Simmons College, Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) and University of South Florida (USF), all of which are Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) accredited programs.

She has presented on the benefits of sign language and telehealth services for children with autism in addition to ethical service delivery, supervision and entrepreneurship at various professional conferences, including the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis (FABA) and ABAI.

Miss Alicea is an active member of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA), and can render services in English, Spanish, American Sign Language (ASL) both face-to-face and via telehealth with the use of HIPAA-compliant technology.