The [Behavior] Intervention Plan [BIP] for children with autism consists in establishing the personalized activities for therapy according to the child's individual psychological characteristics. The drafting of the Individualized Intervention Plan is extremely important for the success of the therapy.

The steps in drafting an Intervention Plan are the following:

  • child's evaluation (takes place in two sessions)
  • setting out the key intervention objectives
  • designing specific programs
  • reevaluation after six months

Evaluation is an essential beginning step because, through it, we can find out the severity level of autism, [the intensity of symptoms,] what the child can do, the inappropriate self-soothing repetitive behaviors and, then, to frame the broad lines of the future program. Based on these observations, we can set out the key objections and to break down these objections into specific programs, so that the child to stand a chance.
The intervention plan must be drafted according to the child's level and also, age, having in view all areas of child development, and we must place the emphasis on those areas where the child is impaired. If the child is three or four years old, the priority will be the language and communication, playing and self-sufficiency. If the child is five or six years old, the priority will be the acquisition of cognitive skills, preparing for school, and social integration.