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.
Melinda Bird, M.Ed., BCBA
Wesley H. Dotson, Ph.D.
Texas Workforce Commission
Pamela Rollins, Ph.D.
Byron Ross, Ph.D.
Stephanie Sokolosky, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LPA, LSSP
Leisa M. Stewart, BSW, LBSW
Hsuying C. Ward, Ph.D.
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
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