Helping Families Rise
Above the Storm

Our organization was founded in March of 2009 to assist families affected by Autism, both emotionally and financially. Since this time, our grass roots organization has seen over 100 families affected by Autism and that number is rapidly growing -- not to mention other special needs families who like to join in our events.


We firmly believe that children with Autism learn and grow more with experience. We pride ourselves in giving the world to our special population so they can find their comfort zone and their passions and we can help them build on these.

We are at a critical time in our growth and we invite you to be a part of this very exciting journey. Please call us to see how you can get involved with our great organization and help impact our community.


Thank you,
Lisa Boultinghouse

Center for ASD

Our Wonderful Staff

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CEO, Founder


Lisa Boultinghouse

Lisa Boultinghouse's passion to give her son services that were unobtainable was the driving force to create something that was accessible to everyone-regardless of income and diagnosis. Prior to the Center, Lisa worked for several major healthcare systems in business management positions and attended Tarrant County College. She is married to Brad and has three sons-Anthony, Nathan and Gabe. Their family has resided in Crowley for 14 years. Lisa has created this Center of caring staff members, involved families and happy participants who all have a common create a village where all people with disabilities can thrive. 


Thrive, BRiCK, and Camp Teacher

Emmersyn Cardona

Emmersyn "Emmy" is our youngest staff member. She started volunteering in 2009 and came on as staff in 2017. Her hobbies are drawing, hanging out with friends, and listening to music. She is a junior in high school and will be in her second year of taking the welding engineer course. She plays a huge role for us here at the center as a Thrive, BRiCK, and Camp teacher. She enjoys being with the participants and helping other staff members.


Yoga Instructor

Colbie Page

Colbie is a Registered Nurse and RYT200. Her favorite hobbies are spending time with her two extra large fur babies, long walks on the beach, eating pie while taking a bubble bath. She enjoys coffee and loves Christmas music all year round. Before she became a RN, she had volunteered her time to the center since the beginning. We are glad to have her back here at the Center.


REACH/Thrive/GROW/CAMP Teacher


Brittney Cyprian

Brittney has over 15 years of experience working with children. She worked as a supervisor and activities director for a residental facility. In addition to working for the Center for ASD, Brittney is employed by Crowley ISD, where she has worked in both the Behavior Intervention Class and now in the Functional Academics class. Brittney's sense of humor, love for the participants and easy going personality makes her a perfect fit for our older participants.  


REACH Teacher


Tonya Griffin

Tonya spent 12 years working at Carter Bloodcare. She spends her time shopping, reading and decorating. She lives with her husband and her 3 beautiful kids. Tonya loves working with the older participants and helping them learn skills that will help them be more independent in their life. Her positive attitude and her passion to be a team makes her another perfect addition to the 

Center for ASD.




Angela Payne

Angela has supported teachers in the public school through PTA and assisting in the classroom for years. She is the proud mother of 3 kids. Her youngest, Tucker, is diagnosed with Autism and is a participant at the center. She has been married to her husband, Troy, for 20 years. Her passions include volunteering, scrapbooking and spending time with her family and friends. Being part of the center gives her the opportunity to use her passions to make a difference in the community. With her charismatic personality, her love for the center and her creative ideas she has helped increase the quality of all programs offered to our families.

Music Therapist/Life Skills Teacher

Adrien Beggerly

Adrien is a board certified music therapist and has been working with the Center for ASD since 2011. Her company BEAT Services offers an array of music therapy and special education services in Johnson and Tarrant counties. She currently leads Center Stage Performers and a music appreciation class during XCEL and plans to offer music during KAMP as well. In addition to music enrichment, she is also teaching some life skills and development.  After teaching full-time in special education the last 7 years, she is loving the flexibility of working for herself part-time and raising her two beautiful daughters with her husband Jon. Participants love Adrien's music program and flourish under her patient and encouraging instruction.


Business Development Specialist


Gabi Garcia

Gabi is one of our youngest staff members. She has a passion to serve God and others. Her hobbies are walking, painting, and spending time with her cat, Eleven. She coordinates the Center's newsletter, flyers, and social media posts. "I think that everyone is worthy of kindness and has value. I seek to add that into others."-Gabi




Denise Savoy

Denise has been a part of the Center since September 2017. Denise started her journey with special needs children as a nanny. She has been involved with teaching special needs children for four years. She lived in Louisiana for 15 years before moving back to Texas in August 2017. Denise lives with her husband and five children, all of whom keep her very busy. One of her passions is working with The Bullpen Way station and Sanctuary, a giant breed dog rescue. Denise loves spending time with her children in the outdoors hiking, camping and enjoying the water. Denise's strong skills in behavior management, direct instruction and her passion for making a difference makes her an invaluable part of the CASD team.


XCEL/Grow/Thrive/CAMP Teacher


Victoria Menken

Victoria "Tori" completed the Education program at TCC in the spring of 2019. She enjoys spending time with 

her husband watching movies and playing games. Though being one of our youngest staff members, Tori helps lead many of our programs with professionalism and wisdom that is far beyond her years. She is excited about all the growth happening at the center and the opportunity to make a difference! 


Administrative Assistant


Joyce Guzman

Joyce started with the Center for ASD in December of 2019. She has worked in Human Resources for many years and brings that professionalism to her. She does not have a child with Autism or special needs but has watched Gabe grow up to a great young man. Joyce has been married to Pete for 17 years and shares 6 kids and 9 grandkids between them. She loves to work behind the scenes to make sure our staff has what they need. She has been getting to know all our participants and loves working the door for pick up and drop off. Joyce handles all of our invoicing for all the services we provide. Her hobbies are watching her 17-year-old son Dominic play high school baseball. 

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Art Teacher

Courtney Reeves

Courtney is a home educator with a fine arts degree. She has a passion for helping kids explore their interests. "I hope my students leave class knowing they did art! And that it's perfect and unique-just like them."- Courtney.


REACH Teacher

Cam Peterson

Cam Peterson found the Special Education field by accident.  However, once there, it was obvious that this career was the place for her.  She began teaching in a life skills classroom for students ages 6-17. She went on to teach 6th-12th grade in a pull-out program that at the time was "labeled" learning disabled.  She relocated to DFW and taught at the Child Study Center in Fort Worth. She was trained in ABA by the Center for Autism and Related Disorders in California to work with a young child with autism in Fort Worth. She worked as a PPCD teacher in Mansfield ISD and stayed there for 15 years, setting up 4 new PPCD classrooms. Working with the BIGS group made her a little nervous at first but she quickly fell in love with the group and has helped them make progress during her time with them. She enjoys working with the great people at CASD with big hearts and big dreams!

Resource Associate

Susan Ford

Susan Ford has three years experience in the nonprofit sector. Besides managing the accounting for Center for ASD she works to acquire grant funding. Susan is currently studying Nonprofit Management and Advanced Grant Writing and has a background in purchasing and as an administrative assistant. She grew up with a younger brother with severe IDD and her work at the Center provides a way for her to support families working through the same challenges. She is the mother of two grown boys and works for two other nonprofit organizations.  We are incredibly lucky to have her expertise on board to assist us with our accounting and to help us apply for grants.  Susan's organizational skills and attention to detail have helped the Center for ASD elevate to the next level.


REACH Teacher


Yolanda Silva

Yolanda is a born and raised Texan from Fort Worth. She is blessed with two beautiful daughters, seven grandchildren and two extended grandchildren. Her hobbies are cooking and gardening. She has 25 years of experience in PDN caring for the elderly.  

She enjoys seeing the participants here at the center continue to grow while learning from them too.

"Our Gabe has taught me how to open my eyes and heart. My family and I have always supported Lisa's dream for a forever home. I know our good Lord has it in the making."

- Yolanda.


Wonderful Volunteers

Our volunteers are the heart of our organization! We could not support our families and provide the programs and services we do without you!

Thank you for all you do!

Contact Us

Center for ASD

Physical Location:

640 NW Tarrant Ave,

Burleson, TX 76028


Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 516

Crowley, TX 76036

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