PPCD: Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD) programs are available in every school district in Dallas and
are completely free. PPCD programs assist children ages 3-5 in preparing for further education. Below are some great PPCD
programs in the Dallas area.
RESOURCES AU TISM
Child Study Center | 817-336-8611• www.cscfw.org
The CSC diagnosis and treats autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities in children of all ages.
The center aims to help children achieve their full potential despite developmental challenges.
Autism Treatment Center | 972-644-2076 • www.atcoftexas.org
With locations in both Dallas and Fort Worth, ATC assists people on the autism spectrum learn, play, live, and work in the
community. They are experienced in diagnosing and treating autism in children and adults of all ages.
The Ziggurat Group | 214-227-7741 • www.texasautism.com
The Ziggurat Group offers psychological and assessment services with the goal of assisting children and their families in
improving their lives. In addition to autism spectrum diagnosis, they also offer psychological, intellectual, educational,
speech, language, sensory, and motor assessments and solutions.
ABA AND VB: Applied Behavioral Analysis and Verbal Behavior centers can assist autistic children in overcoming the
behavioral challenges that accompany autism spectrum disorders. Below are just a few of those located in the DFW area.
A more complete list of centers in Texas can be found at www.autismspeaks.org.
ABA Academy is a nonprofit organization that uses applied
behavior analysis in a caring, fun environment to assist
children with autism and other developmental challenges.
They encourage parents to learn effective techniques
for working with their children by having them observe
therapy sessions and consulting with BCBAs.
Behavioral Beginnings offers consultations, one-on-one sessions, assessments, and BCABA supervision.
The organization also focuses on working with siblings
of disabled children to ensure loving and fun play for
Behavior Frontiers offers behavior intervention services to
Dallas and surrounding areas in Texas. Their comprehensive
treatment programs are geared towards children with autism
and other special needs. Clients are treated with their applied
behavior analysis (ABA) treatment programs, in the child’s
most comfortable set-ting, such us their home or school.
Children’s Health – Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities
The Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities
(CADD) is an interdisciplinary program offering comprehensive patient care and translational medicine for
individuals with autism and related neurodevelopmental
OCCUPATIONAL, PHYSICAL, AND SPEECH THERAPY:
North Texas Therapy and Home Care
Creates a relaxed atmosphere where
individuals with disabilities can get the
physical, occupational, and speech
therapy they need to live full lives. The staff
include physical therapists, occupational
therapists, and Spanish translators.
Uses play as a form of therapy to help
autistic children build confidence and
crucial life skills. Occupational therapy
addresses issues such as decreased oral,
motor, and play skills; hyperactivity and
poor attention; and sensory integration.
Hope Center for Autism
The Hope Center for Autism recognizes
the vast behavioral differences across
the autism spectrum and endeavors to
work with each individual in a group
setting to enable them to live more
Irving Independent School District
Mansfield Independent School District
Dallas Independent School District