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Action Behavior Centers autism specialists can help your child achieve success on the spectrum. Our Dallas,TX centers for children with autism can provide Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy services to your child with autism. Whether your child needs services in the center, at home, or after school, our compassionate teammates are here to help your children develop skills to flourish inside and outside of our autism centers in the Dallas region.

Dallas

Action Behavior Centers autism specialists can help your child achieve success on the spectrum. Our Dallas,TX centers for children with autism can provide Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy services to your child with autism. Whether your child needs services in the center, at home, or after school, our compassionate teammates are here to help your children develop skills to flourish inside and outside of our autism centers in the Dallas region.

We Accept Most Insurance Providers

*in select states

We Accept Most Insurance Providers

*in select states

Help Your Child Reach Milestone Moments

If you don’t have a diagnosis, we can assist you. Action Behavior has immediate space available for children for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy.

Our highly trained therapists and BCBAs are ready to help.

Start Your ADOS-2

Assessment

Application

If a doctor or screen tool indicates risk, schedule an ADOS-2 assessment that can be reviewed by treating physicians.

Have A Child 3 & Under?
Start Screening Today.

Have a child under 3 years old? Just getting started? The M-CHAT™ (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers) is a parent-report screening tool to assess the risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In approximately 10 minutes, parents can complete the 20 questions and receive an autism risk assessment for their child.

Have A Child 4 & Up?
Start Screening Today.

Have a child 4 & Up? Just getting started? The Childhood Autism Spectrum Test or CAST (formerly the “Childhood Asperger’s Syndrome Test”) is a parent questionnaire that assesses for symptoms of autism and social communication problems.

For Children 3 & Under

For Children 4 & Up

Help Your Child Reach Milestone Moments

If you don’t have a diagnosis, we can assist you. Action Behavior has immediate space available for children for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy.

Our highly trained therapists and BCBAs are ready to help.

Start Your ADOS-2

Assessment

Application

If a doctor or screen tool indicates risk, schedule an ADOS-2 assessment that can be reviewed by treating physicians.

Have A Child 3 & Under?
Start Screening Today.

Have a child under 3 years old? Just getting started? The M-CHAT™ (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers) is a parent-report screening tool to assess the risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In approximately 10 minutes, parents can complete the 20 questions and receive an autism risk assessment for their child.

Have A Child 4 & Up?
Start Screening Today.

Have a child 4 & Up? Just getting started? The Childhood Autism Spectrum Test or CAST (formerly the “Childhood Asperger’s Syndrome Test”) is a parent questionnaire that assesses for symptoms of autism and social communication problems.

Serving Locations Throughout The Dallas Area

We Meet You Where You Are.

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Center-Based

Center-Based therapy allows for children to practice school-readiness, peer play, and social skills throughout their structured schedule.

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ABC At Home

An At-Home environment allows for generalization of self-help and adaptive skills within real-life scenarios alongside more frequent parent training.

We Meet You Where You Are.

Icon - Individualized Programs

Center-Based

Center-Based therapy allows for children to practice school-readiness, peer play, and social skills throughout their structured schedule.

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ABC At Home

An At-Home environment allows for generalization of self-help and adaptive skills within real-life scenarios alongside more frequent parent training.

Dallas Leaders

Kelly Tatera

Vice President (VP) Market Leader |Dallas, TX

Kelly Tatera is the Senior Regional Director of Operations for the DFW market in ABC. She has been with ABC for over 5 years, and has taken on various roles in marketing and operations. Kelly values Servant Leadership and is passionate about growing and developing top performing teams.

Carrie Shriner

Regional Clinical Director |North Dallas, TX

Delvin Camp

Regional Director of Operations |North Dallas, TX

Donna Goodman

Regional Clinical Director |Mid Cities Dallas, TX

Donna Goodman attended the University of North Texas and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis with a double minor in Psychology and Child Development and Family Studies, as well as her Master of Science degree in Behavior Analysis. Donna has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2014 but has provided ABA services across center, home, school, and community environments to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disabilities, and/or those at risk for a diagnosis of an emotional/behavioral disorder since 2009. She has been actively involved in research to enhance the behavior analytic field’s understanding of the most effective and efficient techniques used to develop and enhance language and social-communicative repertoires. She has also participated in research projects to develop parent and staff training models. Donna joined Action Behavior Centers in July 2019 and has served as a BCBA, Clinical Director, and Senior Clinical Director before moving into the DFW Regional Clinical Director role. In her spare time, Donna enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and golden doodle.

Addison Burke

Teammate Experience Ambassador |Dallas, TX

Kelly Walker

Clinical Director |Allen, TX

Kelly began her career in providing behavioral services to children on the autism spectrum in 2011. She completed her Master’s of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2016. Kelly’s training and applied work focus on assent-based treatment and trauma-informed care, and applies function based assessment, treatment, and training in her role with ABC. Kelly believes in high ethical standards, comprehensive interventions, parental involvement in the success of her clients, and the importance of celebrating each client victory, both short-term and long-term. When Kelly is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, and gaming.

Kaitlyn Staffieri

Clinical Director |Dallas/Fort Worth, TX - At Home

Kaitlyn has been in the field of ABA since 2009 and has worked in schools and in patient homes. She received her masters in Developmental Disabilities in Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis in 2016 and became a BCBA in 2017. Kait lives in Richardson and loves reading and spending time with her husband and 3 dogs and 3 cats in her spare time.

Emily Hooten

Clinical Director |Benbrook, TX

Hiedi Kunde

Clinical Director |Colleyville, TX

Hiedi Kunde has worked with children with behavioral challenges including those with autism in a variety of clinical, residential, and academic settings since 2004. Her experience as a therapeutic foster parent inspired her to earn the Board Certified Behavior Analysis credential in 2018 to better advocate for young people with diverse abilities. Hiedi earned a Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis with Distinction from Capella University in 2018 and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with Honors from American Public University in 2016.

Miriam Koech

Clinical Director |Flower Mound, TX

Miriam has been a BCBA since August 2014 and she's been with Action Behavior Centers since January 2021. Miriam started in the field of ABA during her undergrad at the University of Kansas and obtained her BCaBA certification through experience in early intervention and early childhood education. She received her Masters degree in ABA at University of South Florida. Since then, Miriam has worked in various clinical settings that focus on early intervention, treatment of maladaptive behaviors, and teaching social and play skills. Outside of work, she loves spending time outside with her husband and son and cheering for the Chiefs and Jayhawks.

Leticia Dilworth

Clinical Director |

Serenity Stevens

Clinical Director |Frisco, TX

Lauren Upchurch

Senior Clinical Director |Irving, TX

Lauren has been in the field of ABA for 10 years and was certified as a BCBA in 2015. She started out her experience in early intervention with an integrative pre-school and ABA modeled program and maintains a passion for play-based learning and language skill development. One of the biggest joys she finds in her job is supporting and growing new clinicians to lead the future of the ABA field by always pursuing the best for themselves and their clients. Lauren has served in a variety of roles throughout her professional career and strives to exhibit servant leadership and a client-first approach in all she does. She has previously assisted in trainings and presentations at various local universities and hospitals to disseminate the science of ABA to potential future educators and current clinicians in the fields of rehabilitation.

Tracy Gayle

Clinical Director |Keller, TX

Darcy Cardwell

Clinical Director |Lewisville, TX

Prior to joining ABC in 2022, Darcy worked in a variety of settings servings individuals on the spectrum across all age groups. She began her career in early intervention and also served as a special education teacher prior to obtaining her BCBA credentials. Darcy has experience with all ages of individuals on the spectrum, including serving adults ages in a residential setting.

Tyanna Moore

Clinical Director |Mansfield Walnut Creek, TX

Reagan Minear

Clinical Director |McKinney, TX

Mercedes Wood

Clinical Director |North Fort Worth, TX

Mercedes became a BCBA in 2018 and has been in the field of ABA for almost 10 years. Her professional pursuit has always been to serve others, even in a small way, and serving within the Autism community continues to be fulfilling and purposeful. Mercedes’ approach in the field has always been to lead with compassion and empathy while leading others to find their own path of independence and success. Her speciality has truly consisted of life skills and planning for young adults with autism but her core skills have also revolved around advocating in the insurance world to ensure clients receive appropriate and deserving services. The most rewarding job she also has is being a mom to two wonderful children, Roman and Mila. They have inspired her over the years to faithfully be her best self while continuing to strive to develop her skills as a clinician, leader, and member of society.

Kendall Keane

Clinical Director |North Plano, TX

Jennifer Vesic

Clinical Director |North Richardson, TX

Jennifer received her undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University and her graduate degree from University of Arizona. Her professional interests include early intervention, supervision, and family guidance. Jennifer began in the field in 2011 as a respite provider and has been in love with the field ever since. She aims to lead by example with passion and authenticity, and encourages her teammates to do the same. Jennifer is passionate about finding and operating from your why, showing up as your authentic self, and advocating for the children and families we serve. She continues to blossom as a BCBA to better serve our patients, families, and teammates.

Courtney Rodriguez

Clinical Director |Prosper, TX

Courtney has provided ABA services based in clinical, home, community, and school-based settings, including classroom consultation and individual educational evaluations. Her expertise is in addressing various behavioral challenges that interfere with learning and natural environment functionality, executive functioning, advanced social cognition, social/emotional regulation, and behavior management. As a sibling of a child with autism, Courtney’s passion for this field began at a young age. Inspired by her brother, Courtney began volunteering her time to assisting special needs children in college. She has worked with patients with disabilities for over ten years and received her credentials as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2014. Courtney has served a variety of individuals with autism and other special needs including children, adolescents, and adults. She is a firm believer that with patience, support and consistency, any child is capable of reaching their full potential.

Jessica Bingman

Clinical Director |South Arlington, TX

Amy Miller

Clinical Director |Southlake, TX

Courtney Pullen

Senior Clinical Director |West Plano, TX

Amy Miller

Senior Clinical Director |West Plano, TX

Jordan Barbee

Clinical Director |West Frisco, TX

Mo Chaudhry

Clinical Director |Wylie, TX

Experience the ABC Difference.

Action Behavioral Centers (ABC) provide personalized, one-on-one ABA therapy designed to help children with Autism Spectrum Disorder achieve a better quality of life.

Personal Attention

Every child is unique, and every case of autism is different. Our one-on-one programs are tailored to each individual’s specific needs and goals, and designed to maximize their potential.

Convenience

With many centers in the region, it’s easy to find a location near you. You never have to worry about cancellations. If your child’s therapist is unavailable, another expert can step in.

No Waitlist

When it comes to developmental delays, every moment counts. We provide immediate attention, so you don’t have to wait months to get your child the help they need. You can begin making progress now.

Parental Training

We believe parental involvement is critical to your child’s ongoing success. Our Family Guidance sessions help ensure you get the support you need to continue helpful behaviors at home.

Extraordinary Team

We take pride in our open, energetic and intensely supportive culture. Our kids are our top priority, and their development is our team’s number one goal. Every Therapist becomes a Registered Behavior Technician through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.

Proven Success

Families who work with us see a significant and positive change in areas like communication, life skills, and following directions. In fact, 97% of families would recommend ABC to family and friends.

Experience the ABC Difference.

Action Behavioral Centers (ABC) provide personalized, one-on-one ABA therapy designed to help children with Autism Spectrum Disorder achieve a better quality of life.

Personal Attention

Every child is unique, and every case of autism is different. Our one-on-one programs are tailored to each individual’s specific needs and goals, and designed to maximize their potential.

Convenience

With many centers in the region, it’s easy to find a location near you. You never have to worry about cancellations. If your child’s therapist is unavailable, another expert can step in.

No Waitlist

When it comes to developmental delays, every moment counts. We provide immediate attention, so you don’t have to wait months to get your child the help they need. You can begin making progress now.

Parental Training

We believe parental involvement is critical to your child’s ongoing success. Our Family Guidance sessions help ensure you get the support you need to continue helpful behaviors at home.

Extraordinary Team

We take pride in our open, energetic and intensely supportive culture. Our kids are our top priority, and their development is our team’s number one goal. Every Therapist becomes a Registered Behavior Technician through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.

 

Proven Success

Families who work with us see a significant and positive change in areas like communication, life skills, and following directions. In fact, 97% of families would recommend ABC to family and friends.

Have Questions?

ABA therapy is the leading approach for improving developmental deficiencies associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). By focusing on human behavior, ABA therapy increases learning and functional behaviors while minimizing problem behaviors.
Every child and case of autism is unique, and some children experience more significant progress with ABA therapy than others. However, studies show those who receive two or more years of intensive behavioral intervention make substantial progress and can participate in school and social activities at the same level as their peers.
Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) is a popular diagnostic tool used by specialists to assess ASD by delving into key indicators — like communication, social interaction, and repetitive behaviors. This natural, play-based assessment leverages a variety of toys and activities and lasts about 45 minutes to an hour. Our expert clinicians conduct ADOS-2, the updated version of ADOS, at our centers.
The Childhood Autism Spectrum Test or CAST (formerly the “Childhood Asperger’s Syndrome Test”) is a 37- 40 item, yes or no evaluation aimed at parents. The questionnaire was developed by the ARC (the Autism Research Centre) at the University of Cambridge, for assessing the severity of autism spectrum symptoms in children. It has proved to be a good test for screening autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and social communication problems.
M-CHAT™ (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers) is a screening tool parents can use to assess ASD in children aged 16 to 30 months. Children who received a high-risk score should be evaluated by an autism specialist. ABC offers an M-CHAT screening tool as the first step in the diagnostic process.
We are in-network with most major insurance companies and working to become a network provider for additional networks. When you’re ready, ABC will help you navigate the insurance process by verifying coverage and benefits, discussing the treatment plan with the insurance company, and pre-authorizing benefits. We’ll also bill the insurance company directly to make your life easier.
After you submit your three-minute new client application, we’ll call you to discuss your family’s needs and help you explore all options. Next, we’ll schedule a visit to our facility for you and your child, as well as an ADOS evaluation, if necessary. Finally, after completing intake paperwork, you and your child will meet their BCBA for an assessment and begin preparing for the first day of therapy. Together, we’ll create a better future for your child.

What Do I Do Next? 

If your child already has a diagnosis of Autism / Autism Spectrum Disorder and you are interested in getting started with enrollment, please complete our brief New Client Application or contact us.

If your child has many of the potential signs of autism (read about them here) but does not have a diagnosis, please complete the M-CHAT Autism Screening Tool provided on our website.

What Do I Do Next? for mobile 

If your child already has a diagnosis of Autism / Autism Spectrum Disorder and you are interested in getting started with enrollment, please complete our brief New Client Application or contact us.

If your child has many of the potential signs of autism (read about them here) but does not have a diagnosis, please complete the M-CHAT Autism Screening Tool provided on our website.