Founded in 2007, Susan and Glenn Wood along with a group of concerned parents saw the need for a different type center to serve families affected by autism. The Hope Center for Autism was born from the need for a supportive environment and more ABA Therapy for families in the Fort Worth area. Parents formed together to agree on what was needed and what would be beneficial during their journey. The Wood’s vision aligned with these parents perfectly and the Hope Center for Autism was formed.
Hope Center for Autism provides services to support the family affected by autism. We afford a wide range of services to meet the personal needs of each family. Services are specific and programmed on a case-by-case basis. Hope Center for Autism employs two full-time BCBA’s on staff. This ensures the implementation of programs meets the standards of our BCBA supervisors.
Our Services Include:
Hope Center for Autism prides itself in providing resources for family and friends of children with Autism. Here you will find a glossary of terms, important research on Autism and helpful links across the web as well as some of our esteemed donors.
There has been much debate regarding the idea of neurodiversity—the movement that proposes that all types of brain differences should be accepted and embraced, rather than viewing it as a sickness that can be cured. Some view neurodiversity as an opportunity for acceptance, where someone with Asperger’s can be viewed as an equal and with compassion rather than judgement or a problem that needs fixing. The neurodiversity movement has a few main goals: 1. Acknowledging neurodiverse people do not need a cure. 2. Changing the way people talk about autism: no more “disease, condition, illness, or disorder” 3. Giving neurodiverse persons more control over their treatment and letting them choose the type of treatment, and whether it is necessary at all. 4. Broadening the understanding of healthy/independent living. There should not be a ‘norm’ for how to live. The movement was started in the 1990s by online communities of high-functioning individuals with autism. The neurodiversity movement is considered a plea for equal rights for those who have been diagnosed with neurological or neurodevelopmental disorders. Alex Plank, the creator and founder of WrongPlanet.net, an online community for people with Asperger’s, says that autism usually has a negative connotation, and as..Read More »