PPCDPreschool 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.
Irving Independent School District972-600-5000 https://irvingisd.net/education/school/school.php?sectionid=1062
Mansfield Independent School District817-299-6300 www.mansfieldisd.org
Dallas Independent School District972-581-4235 www.dallasisd.org/Page/1341
Northwest Independent School District817-215-0075 https://www.nisdtx.org/site/Default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=43&PageID=1180&ViewID=eb7e2801-43b3-4938-b9c0-f347ce332820&FlexDataID=33739
Child Study Center817-336-8611 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 Center972-644-2076 https://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.
Upside Therapy469-708-9021 www.upsidetherapy.com Upside Therapy provides psychological and psychoeducational testing Autism testing Asperger’s testing first time diagnosis and evaluation updates individual therapy couples and family therapy consultation and school collaboration in the DFW area.
The Ziggurat Group214-227-7741 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 VBApplied 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 Academy817-277-8870 www.abaacademy.com 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.
Achieve Beyond – Pediatric Therapy & Autism Services972-219-1200 www.AchieveBeyondUSA.com
Behavioral Beginnings927-252-2380 behavioralbeginnings.com 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 everyone.
Andy’s Voice817-715-9794 andys-voice.com The goal of Andy’s Voice is to give children and adults with learning disabilities the skills and tools necessary to have a voice in the community and live more independent enjoyable lives. Their services include Assessment ABA and VB therapy parent training and advocate services.
Autism Intervention Group817-423-8700 www.autisminterventiongroup.com The Autism Intervention Group treats both children and adults with autism ADHD NLD and Aspergers. They provide services for assisting with language communication social play motor and education skills as well as theory of mind school and college readiness and behavior planning for the home.
Occupational Physical and Speech Therapy
North Texas Therapy and Home Care972-385-0006 www.northtexastherapy.com 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.
Theraplay214-649-8251 www.theraplayassociates.com Theraplay uses play as a form of therapy to help autistic children build confidence and crucial life skills. Their occupational therapy programs address issues such as decreased oral motor and play skills; hyperactivity and poor attention; and sensory integration dysfunction.