Metrocare has been caring for people for over 40 years

1.9 million Texans live with a serious and persistent mental illness

6.4 million Texas have a mental illness and would benefit from treatment

Last year, nearly 50,000 adults received services from Metrocare

Last year, 15,000 children received care from Metrocare

70% to 80% of parents with a child with autism will get divorced

40% of children with autism do not talk at all

Autism impacts more children than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes, Down syndrome, and cystic fibrosis combined

Early diagnosis and intervention of an individual with autism can reduce the lifetime support costs by 66%

Autism Services

The Center for Children with Autism at Metrocare Services (CCAM) offers quality Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services in Dallas. Our goal is to lead each child to his or her potential through evidence based therapy founded on the principles of ABA including Verbal Behavior (VB).

Several health insurance companies now
cover therapy at the CCAM.
These include Aetna, BlueCross BlueShield,
United Healthcare, and many others.

We provide a hands-on approach with assessments, one-to-one therapy, and parent training to maximize progress. Each program is tailored to the behavior, social, and communicative needs of the child while also maintaining a creative and energetic environment. All services are directly implemented by highly qualified Autism Treatment Specialists with on-going Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) supervision.

  • Serving children ages 2 to 12
  • 1:1 therapist/child ratio
  • Group sessions available
  • Degreed therapists
  • Individualized Treatment Plan (ITP) based on each child’s needs
  • Two-hour sessions from 2 to 5 days a week
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish) therapy available

What is "Autism Spectrum Disorder"?

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurological disorder that affects three common areas. These common areas are social skills, communication skills, and repetitive behaviors. The current statistics state that 1 in 110 children are diagnosed on the spectrum. While currently there is no cure for autism, early intensive ABA intervention has shown significant improvements in social and communication skills for children on the spectrum. Disorders on the spectrum include Aspergers, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD-NOS), Rhetts Disorder, and Childhood Disintegrative Disorder (CDD). ASD is a spectrum disorder, which means that no two children will exhibit the same and/or all the characteristics of autism.

What is Applied Behavior Analysis? 

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) arranges the environment to make behaviors more or less likely to occur in a socially significant setting. While there are many different types of ABA the basics and the way skills are taught are the same. ABA focuses on increasing behaviors, such as communication and social skills in order to decrease inappropriate behaviors. Currently, Applied Behavior Analysis is the most evidence-based treatment available for children with autism.

Characteristics of Autism

  • Impaired social interaction
  • Difficulties with communication
  • Unusual or repetitive behaviors
  • Unresponsive to people
  • Avoids eye contact
  • Lack empathy
  • Obsessive interest
  • Impaired ability to make friends with peers
  • Absence/impairment of imaginative and social play
  • Inflexible adherence to specific routines or rituals

Contact Sarah Loera to schedule a tour or learn more about the CCAM.

The CCAM is located at:
1340 River Bend Dallas, TX 75247
Phone: 214-333-7076
Fax: 214-331-2486
Email: autism@metrocareservices.org

The CCAM II is located at:
5580 LBJ Freeway
Suite 600
Dallas TX 7524

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