Hours and Days of Operation

  •          Offers an array of schedule options Monday through Friday on a full (6.5 hours a day 8:30am to 3:00pm) or part time basis (3 hours a day).  Part-time hours are reduced hours per day or reduced days per week as scheduled
  •          After and before treatment care is available 8:00-8:30am and 3:00-5:30pm to assist families for a minimal fee
  •          Operated year round except for designated holidays

Professional Staff

  •          Directed, managed and supervised by an on-site Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
  •          BCBA’s develop treatment programs with small caseloads of 8 to 12 children each
  •          The Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) undergo 6-8 weeks of intense training so that they are proficient in applying the children’s treatment plan developed by the BCBA

Parent Information

  •          Weekly program updates by the supervising behavior analyst
  •          Monthly parent meetings and workshop style trainings with a BCBA
  •          Parents have unlimited access to on-site video monitoring of their child’s daily sessions
  •          For management and accountability purposes, the children are organized into “classrooms”, but not all children participate in classroom activities.

Sample of daily activities:

A Child’s Individualized Program may include:

 Language training

 Individualized behavior plan

 Pre-Academic skills

 Academics

 Circle time (children)

 Gross motor objectives

 Natural environment training (NET)

 Grooming/Self-care skills including toilet training

 Social skills training/Play skills

 Feeding programs

 Lunch/Meal skills goals

 Community outings, fieldtrips, summer “camp” activities

 In-home training

 Vocational training

 Transition services including integrated Bridge Class and in-school transition

offered

 Consultation and Collaboration with Other Disciplines

The Children’s Center for Autism Goals

 Provide individualized treatment to teach the skills necessary to allow children to

successfully function within their family and community environments

 Integrate children into their natural learning environments and reduce the need

for one-on-one training.

 Teach behavior change agents including parents, teachers, paraprofessionals

and therapists how to use the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) procedures to

teach the child.

 Work closely with the families to identify and prioritize skills for each individual

child that will promote maximum community inclusion.

Children's Center for Autism - HHSC Children’s Autism Program

The HHSC Children’s Autism Program at Texana Center refers to a grant from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) in which some children may be eligible for a tuition supplement. The services received through the Children’s Center for Autism will be the mostly the same but the eligibility for this is program must be met.

Bridge Class (Preschool)

Children with autism have the opportunity to participate in an integrated classroom that is set up as a typical preschool year round to learn valuable skills to help them transition in the future to a mainstream school setting. Their participation in the Bridge Class may be part of their treatment to prepare them for a less restrictive environment. Peers without disabilities include Texana Center staff children as well as siblings of the children that are current in the program.

The class is centered on the development of social skills, group academics, classroom navigation and other school readiness skills. The children benefit from one of the top pre-K curriculums in the country and staff highly trained in learning principles and character building through helping others. The Bridge Class is overseen by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and a Certified Teacher and is a Licensed Child Care Center in Texas and meets all of the qualifications for that designation.

Professional Behavior Analysis Services

A board certified behavior analyst will work directly with your family in the home or clinic setting. An initial behavior assessment will be completed. Parents are required to be present for all sessions and sessions are typically 1 to 3 hours long and 2 times per week in either the clinic setting or in the family’s home.

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