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.
October is here, and with it comes brisk fall weather, pumpkin-flavored everything, and the anticipation of Halloween celebrations. As parents or loved ones of children with spectrum disorders, we know that anticipation isn’t always positive in every home. The surprises and sensory overload that come with Halloween can be particularly stressful for children with autism. There are, however, a few things you can do to start preparing them now, in hopes of a more enjoyable experience for the whole family in 31 days. Talk About The Routine Watch an episode of a show they like, look at a poster, read a book, and/or re-enact activities from last year that involve Halloween activities and trick-or-treating. Go through the steps of trick-or-treating with your child a few times a week: “We ring the doorbell, they answer the door, they might have a mask on for pretend, then what do we say?” Help them to get comfortable verbally, then practice physically, the routines of the impending evening until the activities will likely feel normal when the big night arrives. This episode of Super Why, “The Ghost Who Was Afraid Of Halloween”, is a great introduction to the different aspects of the activities..Read More »