About Us

TYAP (tee•ap) is the original and first Applied Behavior Analysis treatment program for children with Autism in Texas. It began when Dr. Gerald Harris saw the increasing numbers of children in the Houston area who were being identified with Autistic Disorder and knew that there were no treatment services available for them. Dr. Harris had focused his Clinical Psychology practice on helping children in need and understood the importance of helping this underserved community. A family support group had formed in Houston, Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT), and coordinated with Dr. Harris and Dr. O. Ivar Lovaas to establish an ABA treatment program for children with Autism in Houston.

TYAP is comprised of a group of experts with extensive training and experience who care deeply about each child. We are honored to help them have a better life. It is truly a labor of love.

We're Proud to Serve You

TYAP has helped thousands of children with Autism have happier and more productive lives since its establishment twenty years ago. We have a great staff with expertise and extensive experience in Board Certified Behavior Analysis, Clinical Psychology, and Speech Pathology. Our research and university background mean that the newest and best empirically supported treatment procedures are utilized with care and precision. Our experience and focus on providing comprehensive services to children in need and their families is unparalleled. Each child, and their specific needs, are addressed individually.

Our Process

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Our Process

Contact Us

The client calls our main office to gain more information. A BCBA will return your call within 1-2 business days to provide an overview of our services, answer all questions, and provide you with an application form.

Consultation

Once we have received the completed application, potential financial costs and insurance coverage is detailed to the client. If you choose to proceed, an initial consultation will be scheduled for you to meet with your treatment team. During the initial consultation, we will determine if an evaluation is needed prior to beginning treatment.

Evaluation

When it is time to begin services, we will walk you through the process of coming in for an evaluation and/ or treatment. We take extra care to ensure that this is a seamless process that feels good to both you and your child.

Meet Our Wonderful Staff

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They truly care about the progress each client makes and help that is given.

Company’s tag line should be… Clients come first! And indeed they should, they do and I couldn’t agree more!

I can personally attest for the quality of the service provision offered by TYAP practitioners.

Brought my son here for evaluation. Staff was respectful and detailed in explaining everything to me.

We have been very satisfied with TYAP. Staff are caring and my child enjoys coming here.

My grandson has been to both the Kirby and Katy locations and he has made so much progress.  He loves his “teachers” and his friends and always asks to go to “school.”  We made the right choice with TYAP.

“Hi, TYAP provided a lot of helpful therapy and gave me support.”

“My daughter went there and we loved it.”

“TYAP did a great job with my daughter!  She is now in the 7th grade.  She was able to make it through virtual school and even passed the STAAR test!  I am always grateful to have found you!”

“My son was recently inducted into the National Honors Society! He is in the 8th grade now and doing great.  This would not have been possible with TYAP!”

“Highly Recommend!”

Health Plans

Insurance can be tricky to deal with, which is why we have a designated billing department that is ready to help you navigate through it.

Begin Today!

We look forward to meeting you and learning more about how we might be able to help you and your family. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns – we are here to help you!

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