Autism Spectrum Disorder Services
Easter Seals North Texas provides several options of treatment for children diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)—making us the first step toward the help your child deserves.
What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?
Autism Spectrum Disorder is a developmental disability that is characterized by challenges in social interaction, communication, and repetitive or restricted interests. Individuals with ASD will often not learn independently without appropriate, effective treatment.* The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about 1 in 68 school-aged children has been identified with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Learn the Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder “red flags” might include A child who:
- Does not respond to his/her name by 12 months
- Does not show interest in other people
- Does not speak or has unusual speaking behavior (e.g. repeats words)
- Obsesses over certain objects or wants to be alone
- Gets upset by minor changes
- Avoids eye contact
If you are concerned your child is exhibiting these red flags, talk with your child’s health care provider to get a diagnosis.
*This list is not exhaustive; each child is unique and may reach developmental milestones differently
How Do We Treat Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Under the supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), we utilize the evidence-based strategies of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for the treatment of ASD. This includes treatment in all deficit areas as identified through assessment and observation. The ability to teach new skills and find appropriate alternatives for challenging behavior—documented in a wide variety of peer-reviewed research studies over several decades—has made ABA the standard of care for the treatment of ASD.*
Easter Seals North Texas will strive to provide high-quality Autism Spectrum Disorder Services to your children that utilize the following:
- Evidence-Based Therapy
- Certified and Friendly Personnel
- Individualized Treatment Plans
- Family-Centered Care
Treatment Services Available:
Inclusive Preschool ProgramChildren with ASD and other disabilities, ages 18 months to 6 years old, are provided an opportunity to learn alongside typically developing peers. The program is a certified replication of the Walden model from Emory University and includes ABA Services under the supervision of a BCBA.
Outpatient Rehabilitation ProgramChildren and adults with an ASD are eligible to receive Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech-Language Therapy services at our North Dallas center.
- Info: 972-939-3909
- Toll-Free: 1-888-617-7171
- Email: Autism@ntx.easterseals.com
- Download a list of In Network Providers
Learn more about our Child Development Center.
Learn more about the the therapies available in our Outpatient Rehabilitation services.