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Center for ASD

Physical Location:

400 Eagle Dr,

Crowley, TX 76036

 

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 516

Crowley, TX 76036

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© 2019 by Center for ASD

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


CEO/Founder
Center for ASD
Lisa@centerforasd.org

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Lisa Boultinghouse

CEO, Founder

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 goal...to create a village where all people with disabilities can thrive. 

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Michelle Hammons

Marketing Director

Michelle Hammons began her journey with Autism sixteen years ago when her son Jacob was diagnosed. The experience from caring for a special needs child inspired her to help other families like hers.  She has served in special needs ministry, women's ministry, is a published blogger on the Dallas Morning News Mom's Blog, public speaker, photographer, RPM certified, and has worked with media, marketing, and  branding for local businesses and non-profits. Michelle has a huge heart for special need families. Spreading awareness and partnering with the community is her expertise. Michelle resides on her small farm in Joshua, Tx with her husband Dan and two boys, Daniel and Jacob.  Michelle's huge heart, creativity, and professionalism have helped the Center reach new levels of financial support.

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Brittney Cyprian

Thrive/GROW/OTG/KAMP Teacher

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.  

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Tonya Griffin

XCEL Adult Class Teacher

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.

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Angela Payne

Director

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.

Adrien Beggerly

Music Therapist/Life Skills

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.

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Denise Savoy

XCEL/Thrive/PNO Teacher

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.

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Victoria Menken

XCEL/Thrive/OTG/PNO Teacher

Victoria "Tori" is starting the Education program at TCC in the Fall. 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! 

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Felecia McCarthy

Administrative Assistant

Felecia has been working at the Center for ASD since the summer of 2016.  She worked in Human Resources for 13 years before leaving to be a full-time Mom. Her son is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and they have been a part of the Center since his diagnosis.  Felecia loves animals, Disney, the beach, her son Declan and her husband Christian. Felecia ensures that the center runs smoothly, and all staff have what they need.  Additionally, she handles invoicing participants for all services. Felecia's dedication and determination for the center's growth has helped make it into what it is today. 

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Cam Peterson

Adult Class Teacher

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!

Susan Ford

Resource Associate

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.

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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!

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