CTAC founder, owner and Executive Director Kelle Wood Rich was featured in the Community Impact Newspaper May, 15, 2017. The piece focuses on how Kelle started the company and how she is growing it to meet the needs of the autism community here in Central Texas.
Kelle was lead to the field through an early experience volunteering with children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities while she was still in high school. This experience helped shape her career in special education and behavior analysis.
Kelle was a pioneer, opening the Central Texas Autism Center (CTAC) in 2003 after a decade of serving in public schools as a teacher and an Autism Specialist. She also served as an associate of Dr. Vince Carbone, BCBA-D who was instrumental in her development as a BCBA. Kelle wanted to create a center that would attract the highest quality staff to serve the families of Central Texas. And so, CTAC was born.
CTAC attracts behavior analysts from all over the world who love our children, love our science, want to train in the verbal behavior approach and develop a professional career at CTAC.
CTAC has expanded to offer two specialized environments specially designed for older and younger clients. The Bridges program houses older learners and includes a work out area, social skills lab, technology lab, vocational lab, daily living lab, kitchen and garden as well as individual classrooms. Next door, the Buds program house our children under age 10 and includes an art and music room, a large natural environment playroom, an outdoor water and bubble play area and individual classrooms.
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.