Autism services and more! Get your child on a path toward developmental success today!


At our core, we focus on providing caring support for autism services. While we specialize in behavioral treatment for autism spectrum disorders (ASD), our aim is to assist your child in reaching their developmental goals, regardless of their diagnosis.

We know how to tailor a program to your specific child’s needs and abilities so that they learn in the best way they can and in the quickest way possible. When your child presents with a developmental delay, time is of the essence.

Lotus offers a wide range of skill acquisition and behavior reduction programs that are individualized into treatment intervention packages to suit your child’s specific needs. During the intake interview and assessment process, parents and primary caretakers serve an important role in helping to create learning objectives that you feel should be prioritized. There is nothing we love more than an involved parent!

Go ahead and scroll through our list of behavioral services. If you feel your child would benefit from some help in these areas, don’t hesitate to give us a call! We would love to help your family…

Because we love what we do!

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.

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.