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.
Center for ASD
Our Wonderful Staff
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.
Peyton has been with the center since September 2020. His role at the Center is REACH Lead. Before working at the Center, he would volunteer for Thrive at the BRiCK. His hobbies are gaming, going outdoors, and going camping
Mom and a wife. Her husband is a Burleson Police Officer. she has been with the Center since January. She helps substitute in the classrooms during the day when needed and likes to do art projects with the participants. She loves making all kinds of art in her spare time. She also has two black cats named Pixie and Belle!
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.
XCEL Secondary 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.
First Steps, Thrive, and CAMP Teacher
Breckyn has volunteered at the Center since 2017 and recently has been put on as a staff member. As our youngest staff member, she enjoys reading, painting, road trips, and outdoor activities. She will be a senior this fall with hopes of traveling and becoming a special needs nanny after graduation. She plays a huge role at the Center by being a lead teacher in CAMP, First Steps, THRIVE and Fit at the BRiCK.
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.
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.
XCEL Elementary Teacher
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. 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!
Thrive and Camp Support
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.
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!