Monthly Social Skills Groups


Social skills are an essential part of life and include conversation, body language, empathy, and the ability to make and keep friends.

When they don’t come naturally, social skills can be directly taught and learned with practice. Let us help your child create their very own social network! We offer LOTUS BUDS social skills group sessions on a monthly basis in our Brickell office location.

The Lotus Buds program offers a unique and exciting opportunity for children on the autism spectrum to learn, grow, and thrive in a supportive and inclusive environment. With trained therapists supervising every step of the way, children are able to engage in fun and educational activities that are designed to foster their social, emotional, and cognitive development.

This is a truly one-of-a-kind experience that parents won’t want their children to miss. With a focus on promoting play-based learning and creating positive social interactions, the Lotus Buds program provides a nurturing and engaging space for children to grow and flourish. Sign up now to give your child the gift of an enriching and meaningful experience!

Group Activities

Practice following directions in a fun, stimulating group environment led by Lotus therapists

Language Skills

Lotus buds provides opportunities for kids to get out of their comfort zones and communicate with peers

Parellel Play

Lotus Buds will practice their social skills while playing alongside peers

Trusted Therapists

Skills groups will be led by our trained behavioral therapists to create a comfortable yet structured learning experience

Event Registration

LOTUS BUDS: Currently on Hold (2023)

Events take place at the Brickell office:

777 Brickell Ave. Suite 500 Miami, FL 33131

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.