The Hope Center for Autism provides one-on-one Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Therapy to children on the autism spectrum. We build each program to meet the needs of your child. When you become a client, your child does not join a program; we build a program for your child that is created to cultivate your child’s specific gifts and talents while addressing their needs. Most of all, we provide your child with respect and dignity through therapy.
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. We want to come alongside you in this journey.
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 try to meet with parents every 4 to 6 weeks for training to encourage center to home collaboration and consistency.
We also encourage parents to attend our workshops. We hold workshops throughout the year at various time and days to meet parent needs.
Consistency is a must in changing your child’s future; both at the Hope Center and at home.
Founded in 2007, Susan and Glenn Wood, along with a group of concerned parents and therapist, 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 with the professionals at Hope Center For Autism 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 maladaptive behavior is addressed, it’s very difficult to see the benefit of other therapies like speech, PT, Music, and OT. We recommend ABA therapy be first , then other therapies can be added and be productive as the child gains understand of their environment,” said Susan Wood.
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.