The Texas Autism Council advises and makes recommendations to the HHSC executive commissioner to ensure that the needs of persons of all ages with autism spectrum disorder  and their families are addressed and that all available resources are coordinated to meet those needs. The council was established September 1, 2016.

The Texas Autism Council performs the following functions:

  • Makes recommendations to HHSC through regularly scheduled meetings and HHSC staff assigned to the council; and
  • Handles tasks consistent with its purpose that are requested by the executive commissioner.

Members

Melinda Bird, M.Ed., BCBA
Big Spring

Donna Dempsey
Fort Worth

Wesley H. Dotson, Ph.D.
Lubbock

Daniel Durany
Haltom City

Ann Hart
Austin

Jennifer Hines
Texas Workforce Commission

Pamela Rollins, Ph.D.
Dallas

John Roppolo
San Marcos

Byron Ross, Ph.D.
Houston

Stephanie Sokolosky, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LPA, LSSP
Harlingen

Leisa M. Stewart, BSW, LBSW
Beaumont

Tonya Taylor
Breckenridge

Hsuying C. Ward, Ph.D.
Rancho Viejo

Dana Williamson
Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Ivy Zwicker
San Antonio

For More Information

Please contact us at autism.services@hhsc.state.tx.us


Past Events

April 6, 2018

January 23, 2018

September 25, 2017

June 27, 2017

March 21, 2017