Fort Worth Therapy Clinic

This expansion is the realized dream of many in Fort Worth, including devoted supporters of the Bobby Norris Roundup for Autism, which has been raising funds for the Autism Treatment Center exclusively since 1988. Bobby Norris' generous heart and philanthropic spirit prompted him to start the Roundup for Autism, which was a one day cutting and roping event at his ranch in Burleson, Texas and has now grown to a two day event spanning the metroplex.

As a member of the ATC Board of Directors,
Mr. Norris has worked tirelessly with staff and the Board to bring the exceptional services provided at ATC to his community. Funds raised from the Roundup for Autism over the years have no doubt enabled ATC to provide more services and impact more families, and now to open a new
Therapy Clinic in Fort Worth.

The Autism Treatment Center (ATC) is pleased to announce the expansion of services to Fort Worth. The Fort Worth Therapy Clinic is ATC's third location in Texas. With other locations in Dallas and San Antonio, the Autism Treatment Center serves children and adults from 54 cities across the state. Expanding to Fort Worth broadened the impact even further. With the increase in the number of children affected by autism to now 1 in 68, ATC is responding to the growing need for services. Regardless of the developmental level of the person with autism, research now shows intervention is never too late.

The Fort Worth Therapy Clinic serves Tarrant and surrounding Counties providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy. ATC is in network with most major commercial insurance providers, accepts Tri-Care, Medicaid waiver (HCS, TXHML and CLASS) funding as well as Texas Workforce, General Revenue and Private pay options.

ATC Therapy Clinic provides autism-specific outpatient therapy for children and adults in North Texas. Our expertise will ensure a warm and accepting therapeutic environment which will lead toward effective intervention.

Our mission is to promote the development of functional communication and social skills for individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Regardless of the developmental level of the person with autism, research now shows intervention is never too late.

ATC and its staff believe in exercising best practices and offers individualized research-based treatment and therapy to each patient. All services are designed and implemented by Board Certified Behavior Analysts who have experience and training working with individuals diagnosed with autism and related disorders. Our ABA program provides services for individuals age two and up. We offer both traditional, intensive early intervention services (25 - 40 hours per week) and focused intervention services (1 - 15 hours per week).

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy

The Autism Treatment Center Therapy Clinic uses the principles of ABA to (1) identify children struggling with functional communication, social and academic skills; (2) document each child’s performance; and (3) determine the adequacy of each child’s response to instruction in order to determine an appropriate level of instructional intensity and any other changes, as needed.

Each child in the program receives an initial assessment upon admission to the ABA program. This consists of a functional behavior assessment, use of the Behavior Language Assessment Form (a brief assessment that contains areas found in the Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills – Revised, ABLLS-R), and portions of the Verbal Behavior Milestones and Placement Program, VB-MAPP. The initial assessment provides a baseline level of the child’s performance, while at the same time providing evidence for the development of specific, measurable educational and behavioral objectives.

A complete VB-MAPP Milestones Assessment, Barriers Assessment, and/or ABLLS-R assessment are completed after the individual starts active ABA building rapport, determining appropriate instruction, presentation, and reinforcement procedures help to obtain an accurate score.

ATC Therapy Clinic emphasizes the use of positive behavior supports. Positive Behavior supports is an approach to intervention that integrates technical features of ABA with person-centered values. Positive behavior support is a process for designing individualized behavioral intervention plans based on understanding relationships between a student’s behavior and aspects of his or her environment. Plans include: modification to the environment, teaching skills to replace problem behaviors, effective management of consequences, and promotion of positive lifestyle changes.

Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) are supervised by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

Payment options

ATC Therapy Clinic accepts:

  • Aetna

  • Baylor Scott & White

  • BCBS of Texas

  • Beacon Value Options

  • Cigna

  • Private Insurance/Private Pay

  • Tri-Care

  • Magellan (BCBS HMO)

  • General Revenue from LIDDA

  • Texas Workforce Commission

  • Medicaid Waiver - with Provider Contract

        Home & Community Services (HCS)

        Texas Home Living (TxHML)

        Community Living Assistance & Support Services (CLASS)


Autism Treatment Center Therapy Clinic
1100 Circle Drive, Suite 101
fort worth, TX 76119

Call for An appointment: 817-566-1100

If you are interested in receiving services at the ATC Therapy Clinic please contact:

Mariel Fernandez, ABA Program Director, 817-566-1100 or click to Email