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The Texas Tribune: CTAC Founder Kelle Wood Rich Featured

Texas Tribune: Families unable to visit those with Disabilities living in Group Homes during the Pandemic. Kelle Wood Rich offers the perspective from the Central Texas Autism Center

TCU Magazine: Advocate Leads Autism Center

Kelle Wood Rich, CTAC Founder and Executive Director was interviewed by TCU Magazine.

Spectrum News: State Lawmakers, Families Push for Limited Visitations at Long-Term Care Facilities

CTAC owner and founder, Kelle Wood Rich, was featured on Spectrum News on July 30, 2020. Kelle and reporter Karina Kling discussed state laws mandating visitation to nursing and living facilities across Texas due to COVID-19.

Kelle Wood Rich Featured in Austin-American Statesmen

Central Texas Autism Center

CTAC owner and founder, Kelle Wood Rich, was featured in the Austin-American Statesmen Newspaper on July 23, 2020. This article discusses the importance of families being able to visit loved ones living in residential facilities offering services for people with intellectual disabilities or related conditions, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kelle Wood Rich Featured on KXAN

Kelle Wood Rich was featured in a story on KXAN, where Reporter Avery Travis investigates restrictions preventing families from visiting residents in group homes due to COVID-19 precautions.

CTAC featured on Annika's Documentaries: Autism

Jessica Tydings, M. Ed. BCBA LBA and Tess Gartenberg, M. Ed. BCBA LBA at the Central Texas Autism Center were both interviewed as part of the Autism episode of Annika's Documentaries.

CTAC BCBA Published Research in the professional journal The Analysis of Verbal Behavior

Congratulations to CTAC BCBA Samantha Swinnea Evans for her published research in the peer-reviewed professional journal The Analysis of Verbal Behavior.

Austin 360: Central Texas Autism Center moves to telemedicine during coronavirus

Austin360 covers how CTAC is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and offering telemedicine therapy.

Kelle Wood Rich On Connecting With The Community

CTAC sponsored the Fall 2018 Autism Walk hosted by Autism Speaks in Austin, TX.

Kelle Wood Rich On The Summer Institute for Teachers

CTAC Executive Director Kelle Wood Rich, hosted a intensive training program training teachers with the necessary tools to maintain a high standard of teaching and invoke optimal results from students with autism and other developmental disorders.

Kelle Wood Rich On Improving Autism Treatment Options

Currently, CTAC is the only autism center in Austin producing cutting-edge research in the field. Kelle Wood Rich explains that the center’s research is aimed at improving quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Kelle Wood Rich On Bridging the Gap Between Autism & Socially Significant Behaviors

Kelle Wood Rich, the Owner and Executive Director of The Central Texas Autism Center (CTAC), describes the Benefits of the Bridges Program offered at CTAC

Academy Award Nominations of Interest to Special Needs Families and Therapists

Kelle Wood Rich

These films are of particular interest to our special needs families and professionals that serve this population.

Bridges Baked Goods

Kelle Wood Rich

Bridges Baked Goods

Prague Post: Interview With Kelle Wood Rich, Founder Of Central Texas Autism Center

Krystal Perkins with the Prague Post newspaper interviews CTAC Founder and Executive Director Kelle Wood Rich on her history and passion for working with children and adults with Autism.

Inspirery: Interview with Kelle Wood Rich

Inspirery interviews CTAC founder and Executive Director Kelle Wood Rich about her career and what brought her to founding CTAC.

Autism Educational Programming - Kelle Rich on Applied Behavior Analysis

Rich describes Individualized Programming for children offered at the Central Texas Autism Center, based on Applied Behavior Analysis.

Idea Mensch: Bio and Interview with Kelle Wood Rich

Idea Mensch profiles Kelle Wood Rich, CTAC founder.

CTAC presents research at the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) Conference, Denver 2017

Kelle Wood Rich, M.Ed., BCBA

CTAC owner, Kelle Wood Rich, BCBA, Tess Gartenberg, BCBA Therapist and Dr. Aarti Thakore, BCBA-D Supervisor presented their research at the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) Conference, Denver 2017

KVUE News: Central Texas Autism Center Expanding Services

Central Texas Autism Center

CTAC was featured on KVUE News for expanding quality services to Central Texas

Kelle Wood Rich featured in Community Impact Newspaper

Central Texas Autism Center

CTAC owner and founder, Kelle Wood Rich, was featured in the Community Impact Newspaper on May 15, 2017. Reporter Rose L. Thayer did a lovely job interviewing Kelle about what lead her to opening the center.

CTAC Featured on KXAN News for Autism Awareness Month

Kelle Wood Rich, M.Ed., BCBA

CTAC Bridges Program Featured on KXAN News! Amanda Brandeis did a wonderful job interviewing some of our young adults and parents about the importance of ABA programming through the lifespan.

Renown researcher and author of the VB-MAPP, Dr. Mark L. Sundberg, BCBA-D, spends a day at CTAC

Kelle Wood Rich, M.Ed., BCBA

Dr. Mark L. Sundberg, BCBA-D trains CTAC staff

TxABA Days at the Capitol, TxABA Public Policy Group Advisory Board Member, Kelle Wood Rich

Kelle Wood Rich

TxABA Days at the Capitol- a great success for our public policy group in support of SB 583 for Licensure for BCBA's!

CTAC and Whole Foods: Cooking Class for Special Diets

Kelle Rich

Last week, we spotted this flyer for cooking for special diets from Whole Foods.

Helpful Halloween Tips for Parents with a Child with Autism

Kelle Rich

Halloween is an exciting time of year for families. If you are a family that includes a child with Autism, it may also be a time of trepidation. Here are some tips to help this holiday be fun and less stressful for all your family.

Central Texas Autism Center Celebrating 10th Anniversary

Kelle Rich

I cannot believe that it has been 10 years since I opened CTAC! When we opened in 2003, there were no centers offering ABA Therapy and VB Therapy for children with Autism in Central Texas.

"Kelle has provided consultative services to our district for over 13 years. We have accessed the TOT model, direct assessments for students, as well as individualized trainings. The knowledge and support that she provides the interventionist team is invaluable. We continue to grow professionally every year from her expertise, which empowers us to provide quality staff development in the science of ABA to all of our special education teachers."

Lead Interventionist, Special Education Department
Former Organizer and Participant in TOT and Consulting Services (unsolicited)

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