The nationally recognized UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders has provided group and individual therapy for patients and families touched by autism for more than 30 years.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - sometimes referred to as Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) - encompasses a broad definition of autism that includes related disabilities. ASD negatively affects communication, social interaction and learning.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, 1 out of 88 children are diagnosed with ASD in the United States each year, and many more exhibit some symptoms or are suspected of having the disorder. Early intervention is key to managing ASD.
Our skilled clinical staff and faculty experts are nationally recognized and work closely with children and families to develop and strengthen their communication skills. Our innovative programming is designed to reflect current knowledge in the area of ASD, as well as the individual needs of each child or adult.
Crystal Charity Ball Autism Project
The Callier Center is a member of the Crystal Charity Ball Autism Project, a collaborative enterprise involving clinicians and researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center, Children’s Medical Center Dallas and UT Dallas.
The project provides a range of services – including a parent and child music group - for children of all ages who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or who may be showing signs of an ASD.
The Autism Family Resource Center provides educational and referral information, and access to on-line and community resources for families and children with an ASD.
The Intensive Outpatient Program is an individualized treatment program that empowers parents to effectively guide and interact with their children.