The Hope Center for Autism provides one-on-one Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Therapy to children on the autism spectrum. We have a one-on-one therapy setting. We build each program to meet the needs of that child. When you become a client, your child does not join a program; we build a program for your child that is put together to meet your child’s specific needs and strengths.
At the Hope Center for Autism, we strive to provide your family with support. The child is not the only one who is affected by autism. The family is equally affected and the unit is forever changed. It is our desire to help you, as a family, find a new “normal”. The life you dreamed of is not gone, it’s just different. Most of all, we provide your child with respect and dignity through therapy.
We have a strong emphasis on parent training and involvement. We focus on an ABA lifestyle for families because we feel that what you learn at the Hope Center for Autism must be implemented at home to ensure the best results possible for your child. We provide parent training to all clients and we require that parents attend at least 2 workshops per year to be certain that we are on the same page and understand their child’s learning style. Additionally, consistency is a must; both at the Hope Center and at home.
Founded in 2007, Susan and Glenn Wood, along with a group of concerned parents, saw the need for a different type of center to serve families affected by autism. The Hope Center for Autism was born from the need of 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. Susan and Glenn Wood’s vision aligned with these parents perfectly and the Hope Center for Autism was formed.
Susan Wood, Director of the Hope Center for Autism, has an open approach to total treatment and reaching for recovery. She believes ABA should always be the first line of defense. “Until behavior is addressed, most of the time it’s very difficult to try other therapies until behavior is modified,” Susan says.
When Susan had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Temple Grandin last year, Dr. Grandin impressed on Susan the need for folks with ASD to have the independence to care for themselves. She said we must teach children to work hard and do good work; to create interest in marketable skills for their future. She was adamant about teaching them the skills they need to work and provide for themselves in the future. At the Hope Center for Autism, it is our goal to have each client reach their full potential in all areas of their development.