The Autism Center provides individualized diagnosis and treatment plans for each child and family seen in clinic. Patients may be evaluated by a Psychologist, Developmental Pediatrician, or Neurologist and may be referred for further evaluation by medical subspecialists, social work, speech/language pathology, audiology, physical/occupational therapy, or other services as needed.
Following the Autism Center evaluation, each family receives individualized recommendations for care, information about evidence-based interventions including special education, therapies and other community-based services, and guidance about how to best access these services in their local communities. Families are also provided access to Autism Center educational programs on a variety of different topics.
The Autism Center is primarily a diagnostic and evaluation center and does not offer ongoing treatment or services such as speech or occupational therapy at this time. Speech and occupational therapy may be available through other Texas Children's Hospital locations. Please visit the websites for Speech, Language, and Learning and Physical and Occupational Therapy for more information regarding obtaining these services through Texas Children's Hospital. For more information about accessing other types of services in the community, please visit our Community Resources.
The Autism Center also leads a variety of different research studies and can be a great resource in connecting your family with research opportunities that best meet your family’s needs and interests. Please visit our Research page for more information regarding on-going studies.
If it sounds like the Autism Center for Developmental Pediatrics is a good fit for your child’s needs, please visit our Becoming a Patient page. If you have any questions about the services offered through the Autism Center, please do not hesitate to contact us as 832-822-3704.