- Must be between the ages of 8 to 17 years old
- Child must be a Texas resident
- Each child must have a legally authorized representative for consent purposes (example: parent, guardian, or managing conservator)
- A diagnosis of an Intellectual Disability or an Autism Spectrum Disorder is required. An adaptive behavior level of II, III, or IV is required for individuals who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder
A problem behavior must be severe enough to:
o threaten continued residence in the family home or group home
o pose imminent risk of injury
o severely disrupt current programming or services in the community
- Prior to admission, each family must agree to take the child back in the home.
- Family must be willing to make a time commitment to learn and practice specific skills necessary for the child’s behavior to continue improving even after discharging from the program. This involves regular meetings at Texana, beginning within a few days of admission and continuing weekly for approximately 40 hours duration.
- Children requiring extensive nursing and medical care cannot be admitted into the group homes The Behavior Treatment and Training Center serves children from any county in the State of Texas regardless of race, color or national origin.