Applied behavior analysis (ABA) has had a significant impact on the treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities (e.g., Down syndrome, intellectual disabilities). Treatment in this area is effective across an individual’s lifespan.

The behavioral treatment of ASD and other developmental disabilities is one of many ABA subspecialties. To learn more about ABA and its application in other subspecialties, check out the About Behavior Analysis web page.

Behavioral Treatment of Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities Subspecialty Fact Sheet

Behavioral Treatment of Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities is one of several ABA subspecialty fact sheets produced by the BACB in partnership with subject matter experts (SMEs).

Each fact sheet also includes a list of additional resources and reading materials for those who wish to learn more.

This resource may be freely distributed and hosted online.

An Introduction to Behavior Analysis in Autism and Intellectual Disabilities

By Jane S. Howard, PhD, BCBA-D

You can find all of the BACB’s ABA subspecialty videos on our BACB Videos web page or our YouTube channel.

A breakdown of certificants by primary ABA subspecialty is available in the Primary Areas of Professional Emphasis infographic on the BACB Certificant Data web page.