PPCD: Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities programs are available in every school district in Austin and are
completely free. PPCD programs assist children ages 3-5 in preparing for further education. Below are some great PPCD
programs in the Austin area.
Austin Independent School District 512-414-3123 www.austinisd.org/academics/sped/services/ppcd
Lake Travis Independent School District 512-533-6460 www.ltisdschools.org/page/357
Leander Independent School District 512-570-0368 www.leanderisd.org/default.aspx?name=dept.sped.main
Austin Psychology & Assessment Center
The APA center specializes in diagnosing autism spectrum
disorders and learning disabilities in children, teens, and
adults. The center offers both individual and group therapy,
educational support, and life coaching as well.
Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)
CARD offers individualized, comprehensive, and
cutting edge diagnosis, therapy, and recovery
programs for children and adults with autism spectrum disorders.
ABA and VB: Applied Behavioral Analysis and Verbal Behavior centers can assist autistic children in overcoming the
behavioral challenges that accompany autism spectrum disorders. Below are just a few of those located in the Austin
area. A more complete list of centers in Texas can be found at www.autismspeaks.org.
ABA Today offers assessment, treatment, and social skills
training to assist families in the Austin and Travis County areas.
Short for Autism Spectrum Instructional Resources, ASpIRe
offers a variety of services for educational and behavioral
assistance for children with developmental disabilities, many
of which are home-based therapy programs.
Behavioral Innovations helps autistic people of all ages
become more independent and function in society with a
sense of dignity and self worth.
Central Texas Autism Center
The CTAC creates a nurturing environment where children
with autism can thrive and learn using individualized therapy
to develop behavior, language, and speech skills.
Explore Autism offers behavior therapy, autism
consulting, and treatment plans for all autism spectrum disorders. They also help educate parents and
professionals about various forms of autism and how
to best support their child’s development.
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First Leap features social learning groups where
children can learn behavioral and communications
skills with others who face the same challenges. First
Leap also offers ABA therapy, parent training, and
evaluation and assessment.
Little Behavior Consulting
Little Behavior Consulting provides data-based, individualized behavioral intervention for children with a variety
of diagnoses, as well as typically developing children.
They strive for effective, collaborative treatment and
support the child within the context of his or her family.
IN CENTRAL TEXAS