The Autism Treatment Center is a large and diverse family. It is evident that our family, and likely yours, is hurting.
We stand in solidarity with our family of team members, parents, and the community against racism in all forms.
We are committed to listening to, learning from, and respecting the experiences and lives of all members of this family.
Our motto is to change lives and build futures – for ALL.
Update on ATC and COVID-19
The mission of the Autism Treatment Center is to assist people with autism and related disorders throughout their lives as they learn, play, work and live in the community.
ATC is a private, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) corporation providing its services
24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Services include residential, educational, therapeutic, adult programs and research.
News & Events
Help us celebrate 44 years by making a donation that includes the number 44! Anything from $.44 to $444 will help keep our mission going for another 44 years, and beyond!
ATC was established in 1976 when autism was still a largely mysterious developmental disorder. In fact, it was such a rarity that 1 in 10,000 children were diagnosed with autism (now 1 in 54).
Parking lot pep rally!
We celebrated local teenager AJ Ortiz with a parking lot pep rally!
During the time of COVID-19, AJ decided to fundraise for and donate more than 140 hours of service, in just 3 weeks, to create almost 200 handmade Autism Awareness key chains.
He chose ATC as one of its benefactors, and presented a check of $576!
#ChangeMaker at ATC
Plano Magazine is partnering with My Possibilities to feature #ChangeMakers in the disabilities community. Our very own Dr. Carolyn Garver is featured this month!
She truly is a change-maker at ATC and everywhere she goes.
Since the beginning of #SaferAtHome, ATC has received more than 200 handmade cloth face masks made by community volunteers to keep our staff and individuals safe and healthy. Even though you can't see our smiles behind the masks, they are there!
Click below to read more about how the community is helping at ATC.