Autism Treatment Center Announces Ribbon Cutting
of Fort Worth Therapy Clinic

(FORT WORTH) The Autism Treatment Center (ATC) is excited to announce the ribbon cutting ceremony for its new Fort Worth Therapy Clinic. The clinic, which opened in June 2012, is ATC’s third therapy clinic in Texas. With other locations in Dallas and San Antonio, the Autism Treatment Center serves children and adults with autism from 54 cities across the state, including surrounding states. The ribbon cutting and reception will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2012. The ribbon cutting ceremony will occur at 12pm.

The Fort Worth Therapy Clinic is the realized vision of concerned citizens in Tarrant County and surrounding areas, the Board of Directors of the Autism Treatment Center, and community stakeholders to bring exceptional therapeutic services for families in need of local programs. Phase 1, which began in July 2012, includes autism-specific Occupational and Speech therapy. Phase 2 will introduce Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and an Autism Resource Center.

Anna Hundley, Executive Director of the Autism Treatment Center, said, “With the exponential rise in the rate of autism, now 1 in 88, early intervention and therapeutic services are at their most critical point in our community. The Autism Treatment Center is responding by expanding quality programs that increase the independence and well-being of children and adults with autism. We thank the Fort Worth community for the positive response to bringing autism services to Tarrant, Parker, and Johnson counties and appreciate the wonderful working relationships we have established.”

Funding for the therapy clinic was made possible through private fundraising efforts involving individuals, private foundations, and corporate sponsors. Lead gifts were made by the Amon G. Carter Foundation and the Bobby Norris Roundup for Autism.