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Metrocare has been caring for people for 50 years.

1.9 million Texans live with a serious and persistent mental illness

6.4 million Texans 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%

Behavior Treatment Center (BTC)

The Behavioral Treatment Center (BTC) at Metrocare provides intensive day treatment services when a client experiences a behavioral crisis. Services will include implementation of the individualized behavior treatment plan, intensive parent/staff training, and transition to least restrictive long-term residential and day programming. Training focuses on reducing the challenging behaviors while increasing the socially appropriate behaviors. Training can include, but is not limited to, social skills, anger management, daily living skills, problem solving, conflict resolution, relaxation skills, symptom and medication management, pre-vocational skills, and healthy relationship skills.

Who can receive services?

  • Ages 16 and older
  • Have a dual diagnoses of IDD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, or other qualifying developmental disorder, in addition to, a mental illness and/or behavioral disorder
  • Reviewed by the Crisis Diversion Team

Team members

  • The client
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • Licensed Psychologist
  • Guardian or Legally Authorized Representative (LAR)
  • Family/caregiver/staff
  • Provider or Local Authority Representative
  • Short term
  • Individualized behavior treatment plan
  • Intensive parent/staff training

Location & Contact

1353 Westmoreland, Cottage 2
Dallas, Texas 75211


Kelsey Morgan, BCBA
Program Manager
Phone: 214-333-7022 (BTC office) Fax: 214-330-2429

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