A generous donation

At left, Grayle James, a member of the Fort Bend Cares Board of Trustees, presents a $10,000 grant check to Ellen Rhoads, senior manager of the Texana Children’s Center for Autism. Texana will use the money to build a space area for children.

Fort Bend Cares made a $10,000 grant to Texana’s Forward Together in Fulshear Capital Campaign to support expansion of Texana’s Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatment for children with autism.

The Texana Children’s Center for Autism currently has locations in Rosenberg and Sugar Land that help over 400 children each year with communication, self-care, and social skills.

“Unfortunately, the need for the program far exceeds Texana Center’s available space,” said Ellen Rhoads, senior manager of the Texana Children’s Center for Autism.

“At any given time, between 200 and 300 children are waiting for a space at the Children’s Center for Autism.

“Many of the waiting children reside in the Katy/Fulshear Area.

“The gift from Fort Bend Cares will help Texana Center reduce the waiting list and get more children with autism into ABA therapy that will help them learn to communicate and prepare them for school.

“Thank you, Fort Bend Cares, for helping Texana Center serve children in every corner of Fort Bend County!”

Texana Center is a 501© 3 public, not for profit, organization that provides behavioral healthcare and developmental disabilities services to residents of a six county area that includes Austin, Colorado, Fort Bend, Matagorda, Waller, and Wharton Counties. Texana Center has its headquarters in Rosenberg in Fort Bend County. Texana serves over 14,000 clients each year in its array of service programs that are located in each of the six counties, covering about 6,000 square miles.

Texana Center is designated by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission as the Local Mental Health Authority and Local Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Authority for the six counties above.

Texana Center is a member of the Texas Council of Community Services, the National Council for Behavioral Healthcare Services, and Mental Health Corporations of America.

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