The Central Texas Autism Center is opening a year-round program for autistic children age 3-7. The program will prepare autistic students on the autism spectrum with minimal challenging behaviors to respond in a group setting and to eventually transition into a traditional classroom setting. Enroll by August 14th for the transitional group program scheduled to begin on August 24, 2009.
“The Central Texas Autism Academy will work as a type of stepping stone from one-on-one therapy to eventually help our students join other children in a traditional school setting,” said Kelle Wood Rich, M.Ed., Owner and Executive Director of Central Texas Autism Center who has spent 10 years guiding other professionals around the world on how to set up programs for children with autism. “This program is really the first of its kind in the central Texas area. We offer only the highest level of treatment and assistance to help these children learn in a group setting.”
About CTAC from the press release:
Owner and Executive Director, Kelle Wood Rich, M.Ed., BCBA leads a staff of experienced Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA), Board Certified Associate Behavior Analysts (BCaBA) and other professionals that work directly with children and families in a beautiful 5,000 sq. foot center in Austin, Texas. The facility includes a 1,500 square foot playroom, individual therapy rooms and a large conference room where they frequently host workshops for parents and other professionals. The Central Texas Autism Academy is located in it’s own 1500sq. ft. space adjacent to the center.
They provide quality Applied Behavior Analysis/Verbal Behavior treatment to families with children with autism and/or other developmental disabilities. They also provide staff training and classroom consultation services for school districts, educational service centers and other agencies across Texas. Their goal is to provide specific learning opportunities for children to become successful across all environments. Current research and data collection guide their teaching to achieve this goal.
The tuition to attend the Central Texas Autism Academy is $2000 a month, a whopping figure for most families, but there is tuition assistance available either through private insurance or the Austin Travis County MHMR. There are only a few spots still available. The Central Texas Autism Center is located at 3006 Bee Cave Rd., Suite B-200. You can learn more about the center and their new program by visiting their website: www.ctac1.com or by calling (512) 328-5599.