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Child, Adolescent, & Adult Psychiatry
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Autism Support Networks:

The National Autism Center
A nonprofit organization dedicated to disseminating evidence-based information about the treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), promoting best practices, and offering comprehensive and reliable resources for families, practitioners, and communities. http://www.nationalautismcenter.org/resources/for-families/

Sesame Street and Autism
http://autism.sesamestreet.org/

CDC Autism Links and Resources
http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/links.html

Operation Autism for U.S. military families
http://www.operationautismonline.org/

Texas Autism Advocacy
www.facebook.com/TexasAutismAdvocacy

Family to Family Network
www.familytofamilynetwork.org

Greater Houston Chapter of the Autism Society of America
Meets monthly at the UT Mental Science Institute
1300 Moursund Dr, Houston, TX 77030
(713) 513-7575

Autism Society of America
www.autism-society.org

Texas Department of State Health Services
www.dshs.state.tx.us/cshcn

Autism and PDD Support Network
www.autism-pdd.net

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room8184, MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
Phone # (866) 615-6464 Fax # (301) 443-4279
www.nimh.nih.gov

ARC of Greater Houston (Right to Learn)
www.aogh.org

Autism Support Groups:

Third Tuesday of each month—Autism Support Group

St. Peter's Methodist Church
Support Groups / 12 Step Programs
Ashbury Hall
7 – 9 p.m.

This group was established as a support group for caregivers of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders in Katy, TX. This group will discuss the many issues involved in parenting a child with autism spectrum disorders. This group is open to both parents and educators in Katy ISD and surrounding areas, because it is only through working together that we can best serve our children.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Occupational Therapy

A thorough list of resources created by Katy Autism Support.org.

This list will help you to find therapy providers in the Katy/Houston area that provide services from hippo therapy to play therapy. There are a few ABA providers as well. Click Here

More Resources:

Five Horses LLC

www.fivehorses.com

Using horses to provide education, imagination, and support to individuals and groups so they may realize their full potential.

Vision Learning Center

visionlearningcenter.com

Working collaboratively with Bellaire Family Eye Care and the NeuroSensory Center of Bellaire, P.A., the mission of the Vision Learning Center™ is to help individuals reach their full potential through vision, neurosensory and educational therapy services in a creative, positive and supportive environment and senses are working together to support motor, attention, and learning or cognitive skills.

Our doctors utilize advanced evaluation techniques which allows them to provide an extensive assessment of an individual’s neurosensory system and how well vision is functioning as the dominant sense. Standardized battery of tests as well as electro-diagnostic testing are used to assess the performance of the complex visual system that utilizes all areas of the brain to receive information from the outside world, process, store, and integrate it with our other senses so that we may understand and respond to what is seen, felt and heard.

Behavior Analysis

Melissa B. Waters, M.A., BCBA
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
melwatersbcba@gmail.com
832.420.0168

Ms. Waters has been working with individuals with special needs and their families for over thirteen years, beginning as a teacher at the Rise School of Houston in 2000. She is now a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who specializes in the assessment and treatment of severe behavior disorders. Ms. Waters has served as a behavioral consultant for numerous families, schools and group homes in the Houston area, and her research on classroom management of challenging behavior has been published in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. Her interests also include parent training, psychiatric consultation, and the clinical supervision of BCBA candidates. She is the proud mother of two.

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