The Autism Center specializes in providing diagnostic evaluations for children suspected of having autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and making individualized recommendations for care. When indicated, we may also offer ongoing subspecialty medical and developmental follow-up care for existing patients. At this time, we do not provide any other ongoing therapeutic services at the Autism Center, such as applied behavior analysis, speech and language therapy or occupational therapy. Speech and occupational therapy may be available through Texas Children's Hospital. Please visit the websites for Speech, Language, and Learning and Physical and Occupational Therapy for further information. For more information about accessing other types of services in the community, please visit our Resources for Parents page.
Evaluations at the Autism Center are tailored to best meet the specific needs of each child and family. The child is usually first evaluated by a member of our Autism Center team to determine the primary diagnosis and to assess for associated medical, neurodevelopmental, or psychiatric issues. This provider may recommend further consultation with other members of our Autism Center team or with another service at Texas Children's (such as Audiology, Genetics, Gastroenterology and Nutrition, or Sleep Medicine) if it will assist in determining diagnosis or in making recommendations for care.
Following the Autism Center evaluations, each family receives individualized recommendations for care, information about evidence-based therapeutic and special education services, and guidance about how to best access these services in their local communities.
If it sounds like the Texas Children's Autism Center is a good fit for your child’s needs, please visit our Becoming a Patient page. If you have any questions about the services the Autism Center provides, please do not hesitate to contact us at 832-822-3704.