Central Texas Autism Center (CTAC) was featured on KVUE News May 15, 2017. KVUE wanted to showcase the center's expansion to serve the growing needs of Central Texas families. CTAC founder, Kelle Wood Rich, M.Ed., BCBA, opened the center in 2003 to provide quality ABA services from board certified therapists. She recently expanded the center within it's current location in Westlake. The center now has The Bridges Program next door to The Buds Program. Both have been custom built for the needs of the younger child and the older learner. The Bridges program has areas to teach vocational, social, adaptive daily living skills and technology skills as well as a workout room to build healthy routines. Students also have Individual classrooms to work on language, behavior, executive functioning and academic skills. The center has plans to open a store front where students can sell coffee, snacks and other goods that they make themselves. They are also reaching out to local businesses to build relationships for employment opportunities.
The Buds program has been specifically designed for the younger learner and includes an art and music room, a large playroom with a trampoline and play centers, an outdoor area for water and bubble play and individual classrooms.
The center offers free tours to families and are currently hiring more therapists to support the incredible interest they have in both programs.
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.