Services in the DARS Autism program are provided by the following contractors around the state. Any Texas resident can apply for services at any of these provider's offices. You do not need to live in the service area to qualify for services; however, transportation and lodging costs are not covered by this program. For detailed information about family cost share and eligibility requirements, please contact the individual service provider directly.

Autism Program Contractors
Name of Contractor Office Location Contact for Referrals Phone Number Counties Served HHSC Region

Andrews Center: Treatment and Learning  Center


Yasmin Newhouse


Smith, Wood, Rains, Van Zandt, Henderson

Autism Treatment Center Inc. San Antonio Rachel Pantermuehl 210-599-7733 Bexar, Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina and Wilson 8
Bluebonnet Trails Community Services Round Rock Jessica Bozarth 844-309-6385 Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hayes, Lee, Travis, and Williamson 7
Center for Autism and Related Disorders Austin Jennifer Norton


Travis, Hays, and Williamson 7
Center for Autism and Related Disorders Corpus Christi Jessica Seefeldt 361-881-4788 Nueces and surrounding counties 11
Center for Autism and Related Disorders Dallas, Ft. Worth Darena Rodriques 855-345-2273 Dallas and Tarrant 3
Center for Autism and Related Disorders Houston Darena Rodriques 855-345-2273 Harris 6
Center for Autism and Related Disorders San Antonio

Oscar Caballero

210-366-0049 Bexar 8
Center for Life Resources Brownwood Cindee Goodwin 325-643-1721 Brown, Coleman, Comanche, Eastland, McCulloch, Mills, and San Saba Counties 2
Easter Seals East Texas, Inc. Texarkana Lisa Dupree 903-794-2705 Bowie, Cass, Red River, Titus, Camp and Morris 4
Easter Seals North Texas, Inc. Ft. Worth, Dallas, Carrollton Christine Gibson 888-617-7171 Tarrant, Dallas, Denton 3
The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD Houston Renatta Lindsey or Maggie Strobel 713-970-7993 Harris and Galveston 6
Heart of Texas Region MHMR Center Waco Kelly Stanley 254-297-7240 McLennan, Coryell, Limestone, Hill, Falls, and Bosque 7
MHMR Services of the Concho Valley San Angelo Barbara Leyva 325-617-5845 Coke, Concho, Crockett, Irion, Reagan, Sterling and Tom Green 9
Paso del Norte Children's Development Center El Paso Gilda Gil-Lopez 915-544-8484 El Paso 10
Permian Basin Community Centers Midland Malissa Roach 432-570-3385 Midland and Ector Centers 9
Texana Center Rosenberg Ellen Catoe 281-239-1497 Matagorda, Wharton, Austin, Colorado, Waller, Fort Bend 6
Texas Tech University –The Burkhardt Center Lubbock Wesley Dotson 806-834-0783 Lubbock and surrounding counties 1
University of North Texas Kristin Farmer Autism Center Denton Kristi Klusman 940-369-5006 Denton, Wise, Collin, Tarrant, Dallas, and Cooke 3
University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley Edinburg Zina El Uri 956-665-2808 Hidalgo and Cameron 11