Autism Treatment Center

A nonprofit organization

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$25,000 Goal

Change Lives and Build Brighter Futures for Children and Adults with Autism!

When you donate to the Autism Treatment Center, you support programs that improve the lives of more than 600 low-income children and adults with autism from every area of Texas each year. Our autism-specific services include a year-round school, 26 residential group homes, outpatient therapies, and an adult day program. Our programs change lives and so does your donation!


Meet Gray.

Rhoni Golden knows how much ATC’s services mean to families. Her son, Gray was diagnosed with autism when he was 19 months old and, by the time he was 4, Rhoni knew it was severe.

Going out into the community with his parents and two sisters was impossible because of his challenging behaviors. Life at home was stressful, too. Gray couldn’t communicate with words so he often threw tantrums to express his frustrations. His therapists worked with him to use pictures to communicate, but he got distracted by the paper and wouldn’t even look at the images.

Things began to turn around for Gray and his family when Rhoni decided to try an iPad with a special app as a communication device. It wasn’t easy, but eventually Gray was able to let the people around him know what he wanted and needed using technology.

Today, Gray is 15 and attends ATC for school, Speech, and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy. He still has challenges to overcome, but life is very different for him and his family thanks to his mother’s determination to tap into every available resource to help him. “Consistent ABA therapy at home and at school has been a game changer for our family,” says Rhoni. “Gray has learned clear boundaries around acceptable and unacceptable behaviors. He has learned to control his impulses, wait, accept “no” for an answer, and use his communication device to make appropriate requests and choices. As he has grown older, the skills Gray learned as a young child are immensely helpful in making him a functional part of our family unit. Because of ABA, we can have family dinners at the table. We can go on road trips and airplanes for vacations. We can eat out at restaurants and go to the movies.”


Read more stories about how your donation is making an impact at www.atcoftexas.org/success-stories

Mission

​​The mission of the Autism Treatment Center is to assist people with autism and related disorders throughout their lives as they learn, play, work and live in the community.

Equity Statement

We stand in solidarity with our family of team members, parents, and the community against discrimination in all forms. We are committed to listening to, learning from, and respecting the experiences and lives of all members of this family. Our motto is to change lives and build futures - for ALL.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Autism Treatment Center

Tax id (EIN)

75-1518193

Guidestar

Causes

Intellectual, Developmental, and Physical Disabilities, Social Services, Education - K-12

Operating Budget

$10,000,000 or more

Counties Served

Collin, Dallas, Tarrant

BIPOC Serving

Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx, Other

BIPOC Leadership

Neither/None

Equity Statement

Equity Statement

Address

11651 Plano Road, Ste. 100
Dallas, TX 75243

Phone

469-872-7720

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