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.
Halloween can be a challenging time for children with Autism. The concept of make believe can be a bit tricky, especially when it requires wearing a costume (that is probably not the most comfortable thing!) Not only this, but asking a kid with ASD to approach stranger’s houses and accept candy over and over again can be a little bit intimidating. In order to help make this night go as smoothly as possible, here are a list of tips we have compiled: Prepare for the big night Halloween can be unknown and intimidating for a child with Autism. In order to better prepare your child for the big night, start by reading them Halloween books or showing them movies to make them more comfortable with the holiday. You can also engage in role play with your child to prepare them for situations that might arise. Pick an appropriate outfit Halloween costumes can be uncomfortable and restricting. In order to make sure your child is as comfortable as possible, you may want to avoid using face paint or masks. You may even want to consider putting your child in a Halloween themed t-shirt that is breathable and light rather than an..Read More »