Autism Resources in the Metroplex




PPCD

Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD) programs are available in every school district in Dallas and are completely free. PPCD programs assist children ages 3-5 in preparing for further education. Below are some great PPCD programs in the Dallas area.

 

Irving Independent School District

972-600-5000
http://irvingisd.net/education/school/school.php?sectionid=1062

 

Mansfield Independent School District

817-299-6300
http://www.mansfieldisd.org/page.cfm?p=1

 

Dallas Independent School District

972-581-4235
www.dallasisd.org/Page/1341

 

Northwest Independent School District

817-215-0075
http://www.nisdtx.org/site/Default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=43&PageID=1180&ViewID=eb7e2801-43b3-4938-b9c0-f347ce332820&FlexDataID=33739

 

Diagnosis

Child Study Center

817-336-8611
www.cscfw.org
The CSC diagnosis and treats autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities in children of all ages. The center aims to help children achieve their full potential despite developmental challenges.

 

Autism Treatment Center

972-644-2076
http://www.atcoftexas.org/
With locations in both Dallas and Fort Worth, ATC assists people on the autism spectrum learn, play, live, and work in the community. They are experienced in diagnosing and treating autism in children and adults of all ages.
 

Upside Therapy

469-708-9021
www.upsidetherapy.com
Upside Therapy provides psychological and psychoeducational testing, Autism testing, Asperger’s testing, first time diagnosis and evaluation updates, individual therapy, couples and family therapy, consultation, and school collaboration in the DFW area.
 

The Ziggurat Group

214-227-7741
www.texasautism.com
The Ziggurat Group offers psychological and assessment services with the goal of assisting children and their families in improving their lives. In addition to autism spectrum diagnosis, they also offer psychological, intellectual, educational, speech, language, sensory, and motor assessments and solutions.

 

ABA and VB

Applied Behavioral Analysis and Verbal Behavior centers can assist autistic children in overcoming the behavioral challenges that accompany autism spectrum disorders. Below are just a few of those located in the DFW area. A more complete list of centers in Texas can be found at www.autismspeaks.org.

 

ABA Academy

817-277-8870
www.abaacademy.com
ABA Academy is a nonprofit organization that uses applied behavior analysis in a caring, fun environment to assist children with autism and other developmental challenges. They encourage parents to learn effective techniques for working with their children by having them observe therapy sessions and consulting with BCBAs.

 

Achieve Beyond - Pediatric Therapy & Autism Services

972-219-1200
www.AchieveBeyondUSA.com
Achieve Beyond Pediatric Therapy and Autism Services Texas provides pediatric therapy to help children reach their full potential. Education, therapy, and family support services are provided throughout the greater Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Located in Lewisville, Texas, they offer initial screenings, parent or school consultations, comprehensive evaluations and assessments in addition to therapy services.
Their professional and licensed staff is committed to serving special needs children with physical and developmental disabilities/delays, or children who might need some extra assistance. Services are provided in their home, in the clinic, school or community environments. They accept many major insurance providers as well as offer Private pay options.
 

Behavioral Beginnings

927-252-2380
behavioralbeginnings.com
Behavioral Beginnings offers consultations, one-on-one sessions, assessments, and BCABA supervision. The organization also focuses on working with siblings of disabled children to ensure loving and fun play for everyone.

 

Andy's Voice

817-715-9794
andys-voice.com
The goal of Andy's Voice is to give children and adults with learning disabilities the skills and tools necessary to have a voice in the community and live more independent, enjoyable lives. Their services include Assessment, ABA and VB therapy, parent training, and advocate services.

 

Autism Intervention Group

817-423-8700
www.autisminterventiongroup.com
The Autism Intervention Group treats both children and adults with autism, ADHD, NLD, and Aspergers. They provide services for assisting with language, communication, social, play, motor, and education skills, as well as theory of mind school and college readiness, and behavior planning for the home.

 

Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy

North Texas Therapy and Home Care

972-385-0006
www.northtexastherapy.com
North Texas Therapy and Home Care creates a relaxed atmosphere where individuals with disabilities can get the physical, occupational, and speech therapy they need to live full lives. The staff include physical therapists, occupational therapists, and Spanish translators.

 

Theraplay

214-649-8251
www.theraplayassociates.com
Theraplay uses play as a form of therapy to help autistic children build confidence and crucial life skills. Their occupational therapy programs address issues such as decreased oral, motor, and play skills; hyperactivity and poor attention; and sensory integration dysfunction.

 

Hope Center for Autism

817-560-1139
www.hopecenter4autism.org
The Hope Center for Autism recognizes the vast behavioral differences across the autism spectrum and endeavors to work with each individual in a group setting to enable them to live more functional lives.

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