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One for Autism, Inc. (Business )

One For Autism, Inc. was established to serve children, youth and adults of all levels of functioning while providing a comprehensive individualized program, aimed at enhancing language and communication, social, play, academic, and independent living skills.

One for Autism provides private 1:1 ABA therapy, day programming (The Academy), and after school programs; and has been approved by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) as a nonpublic day school with which eligible school districts can contract for special education services.

One For Autism is Providing:

  • School and Home Workshops
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Hand Writing Without Tears Consultation and Training
  • Training teachers and aids at the school
  • Development of Individualized Education Plans (IEP's)
  • Development of Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP's)
  • Curriculum development and application
  • Parents and Home training
  • Consultant for an intensive behavior intervention program designed for home and school
  • Training the team of therapists working with the child
  • Tutoring for children with Learning Disabilities on language and academic skills such as reading, writing, science, and math.

Who can benefit from behavioral therapy?

Children with:

  • Autism/PDD
  • Language Delays
  • Down Syndrome
  • Mild to Moderate MR
  • Behavior Problems
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSESD
Olga Vasquez-Silva - Executive Director

Our approach is Behavior Analytic Treatment which emphasizes the use of principles derived from research on operant conditioning.

Therapists often simplify children’s environments in order to maximize successes and minimize failures.

Another common specification is the use of discrete trial format, characterized by:

  • One-on-one interaction with therapist
  • Short and clear instructions from the therapist
  • Carefully planned procedures for prompting, children learn to follow the instructions
  • Immediate reinforcement for each correct response made by the children

Behavior Analytic Treatment also emphasizes the use of functional analysis. In such analysis, therapists monitor the immediate antecedents and consequences of behaviors, so that they can determine how they might alter these antecedents and consequences to improve children’s skills.

For more information, click here or call us!

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Liz Kutas Send email
Updated within the last 3 months.

Elementary, Middle, and High School (3-21 years old)

The Day Treatment Program at One for Autism Academy offers structured, facility based educational and behavioral instruction to children ages 3-21 years old. This is a full day program that employs techniques of applied behavior analysis (ABA) to address the specific needs of each child, whether in the areas of language, social skills, academics, and functional living skills. We employ special education certified teachers, the teachers are highly trained in behavior analysis and employ educational techniques based on their continued staff development with our curriculum specialists.

One For Autism Academy academic services emphasize:

  • Coursework that meets district and state curriculum standards
  • Small classrooms with low student-to-staff ratios
  • Functional academics that relate to independent living skills
  • The opportunity to earn credits toward a high school diploma, when possible

One for Autism Academy provides these services by tailoring each student's academic services plan to his or her unique needs through academic assessments, Individual Education Programs (IEP), incidental teaching and Direct Instruction.

Click here for more information or fill out a Student Application.

Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Olga Vasquez-Silva
Updated within the last 3 months.

Transition Education:

OFA incorporates transition education when developing IEP’s for all transition-age students, generally 16 and older. Transition education helps each student set post-school goals and work toward individual career and life goals.

Vocational Services:

At age 14, students begin preparing for independent living by working with teachers/coaches to identify strengths and vocational interests. One for Autism helps students prepare for independence in both their personal and work lives by providing on-site training as well as community integrated vocational programs. Through relationships with local businesses and organizations, One For Autism provides students with opportunities to work and gain on-site experience working with skilled, special needs students.

Workability Program:

One For Autism Academy provides eligible students with access to the Workability program services, including vocational assessments, career counseling and guidance, and career exploration activities. Through the program, students who are identified for paid work training learn skills related to resume writing, interviewing, and finding and keeping a job. They also receive on-site training and supervision from professional job coaches and teachers.

Life Skills Training:

One for Autism Academy places a strong emphasis on teaching students the necessary life skills to work, socialize, remain safe, care for their personal needs and lead the most independent lives possible. Relying on the methods of behavior analysis, One For Autism Academy focuses on the most effective strategies for teaching skills to each student’s optimal level of independence. These strategies include shaping, chaining, discrete trial and naturalistic teaching procedures.

We help students gain self-confidence and greater independence by working closely with families and schools to find approaches that work for students.

Daily living skills are an important part of each’s student’s education. As part of our daily living skills curriculum students learn about:

  • Time management
  • Personal hygiene
  • Food preparation
  • Personal finance and money management
  • Transportation solutions
  • Household management
  • Responsible decision-making
  • Civic responsibility
  • Personal organization
  • Recreation and leisure skills.
Olga Vasquez-Silva
Updated within the last 3 months.