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Local Autism Resource Guide

Welcome to the Burkhart Center Local Autism Resource Guide. Our goal is to help you identify and take advantage of the many outstanding services and activities available to you and your family throughout Lubbock and the West Texas area. This guide contains contact information and links to websites and resources. You can use them to find out about supports and opportunities in this area, including: medical providers, specialists, social programming, community events, and family support resources. You will find information about services for individuals of all ages and across all life areas.

The guide is focused on information for individuals and families of individuals with an autism spectrum disorder living in the Lubbock area, but many of these providers welcome a wide array of customers, clients, and patients. We also list providers from throughout West Texas.

This list constantly evolves, so check back often. Every organization and individual in the guide welcomes people with autism, has agreed to be listed, and has been contacted by a member of the Burkhart Center team. If you know of a provider or service who families should know about (or you are a service provider), please let us know and we'll be happy to reach out and add you to this list.

Sincerely,

The Burkhart Center Team

Resource Guide Updated as of December June 26th, 2017

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  • ADVOCACY - Organizations who provide advocacy support for families to help them navigate identifying, qualifying for, and receiving services, especially through school districts.
  • BEHAVIORAL SUPPORT & EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES - Organizations who provide services related to addressing challenging behavior, teaching new behaviors, creating positive and supportive environments, and family training and support to deal with those issues
  • EMPLOYMENT SERVICES - Organizations dedicated to helping individuals secure and retain employment
  • FEEDING THERAPY - Organizations who help families address feeding problems in their children
  • HAIRCUTS - Organizations who offer hair care to individuals with autism and their families
  • HIPPOTHERAPY/THERAPEUTIC RIDING - Organizations offering therapy involving horses
  • HOUSING - Organizations who can assist with housing for individuals with autism
  • MEDICAL - Medical providers and specialists who welcome patients with autism
  • OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY - Organizations who work with individuals to develop improved motor skills
  • PARENT SUPPORT - Organizations providing information, support, fellowship, and training to parents of individuals with autism and other disabilities
  • POST-SECONDARY PROGRAMS - Organizations offering educational or vocational training for individuals with autism who have graduated or aged out of the public school system
  • RECREATIONAL AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES - Organizations and activities that help individuals with autism and their families become more connected to and involved in their community
  • RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS - Places of worship who welcome individuals with autism and other disabilities
  • RESPITE/HOME CARE - Organizations offering short or long term respite care for families who need a break
  • SPEECH THERAPY - Organizations offering therapy to address speech and language issues on children with autism

ADVOCACY

Organizations who provide advocacy support for families to help them navigate identifying, qualifying for, and receiving services, especially through school districts.

Disability Rights Texas
806.765.7794
4747 S. Loop 289 #120
Lubbock 79424

Life Run
liferun.org
806.795.5433
8240 Boston Avenue
Lubbock 79423

BEHAVIORAL SUPPORT & EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES

Organizations who provide services related to addressing challenging behavior, teaching new behaviors, creating positive and supportive environments, and family training and support to deal with those issues.

Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research
806.742.4561
Texas Tech University
Lubbock 79409
burkhart.educ@ttu.edu

Behavioral Innovations
Cortni Mckay, M.Ed., BCBA
855.StartABA
7204 Joliet Ave, Suite #3, Lubbock 79423
www.behavioral-innovations.com

Caprock Behavioral Solutions
Dana Daniel MS, LSSP, BCBA
806.317.1071
4505 82nd Street, Suite 5
Lubbock 79424
dana@caprockbehavior.com

Central Plains Center
806.293.2636
2700 Yonkers
Plainview 79072
http://centralplains.org/

Early Childhood Intervention (ECI)
806.766.1172
Referral number: 806-219-0500
1628 19th Street
Lubbock 79401
http://www.lubbockisd.org/

Specialized Therapy Services
Karen Day
806.468.9400
2400 Lakeview Drive #102
Amarillo 79109
kday@stsamarillo.com

StarCare Specialty Health System
SunRise Canyon (intake)
806.740.1414 - Crisis Line
1.800.687.7581
1950 Aspen Avenue
Lubbock 79404
http://www.starcarelubbock.org/
http://mental-health-facilities.healthgrove.com/l/1187/Sunrise-Canyon-Outpatient-Services

Texas Panhandle Center
806.337.1000 - Outpatient Clinic
1.800.299.3699 - Non-Crisis Line
901 Wallace Boulevard
Amarillo 79106
http://www.texaspanhandlecenters.org/
http://www.texaspanhandlecenters.org/autism-program/

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

Organizations dedicated to helping individuals secure and retain employment

Texas Workforce Commission-Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Donnie Gatlin and Debbie Canchola
806-723-5820
#22 Briercroft Office Park
Lubbock, TX 79412

FEEDING THERAPY

Organizations who help families address feeding problems in their children

Pediatric Therapy Incorporated
806.793.3900
4601 66th Street
Lubbock 79414
ptilubbock.com

HAIRCUTS

Organizations who offer hair care to individuals with autism and their families

BJ's Outback Hair Care
806.866.9678
7436 66th Street
Lubbock 79407
http://www.localhairsalon.net/Texas/Bjs-Outback-Haircare-3554.html

Sharkey's Cuts for Kids
806.771.8080
5412 Slide Road
Lubbock 79414
http://www.sharkeyscutsforkids.com/

HIPPOTHERAPY/THERAPEUTIC RIDING

Organizations offering therapy involving horses

Hold Your Horses
Stephanie Wood
806.687.6263
202 County Road 7300
Lubbock 79404
http://hyhtrc.org

Texas Tech Therapeutic Riding Center
Dr. Heidi Brady
806.792.4683
5712 County Road 1500
Lubbock 79407
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/afs/ttrc/

Windy Hills Therapy, Inc.
806.885.3374
6921 Armadillo Road
Lubbock 79407

HOUSING

Organizations who can assist with housing for individuals with autism

Community Options
Chandy Davis
806.352.6700
2505 Lakeview Drive
Amarillo 79109
Chandy.Davis@comop.org

Caleb Weston
806.792.0573
4206 Boston Avenue
Lubbock 79413
Caleb.Weston@comop.org

MEDICAL

Medical providers and specialists who welcome patients with autism

Allergists

Asthma and Allergy Clinic of West Texas
Dr. Susanne Beck
806.799.4192
3502 22nd Street
Lubbock 79410

Allergy and Asthma Associates
Dr. Robert Mamlok
806.795.4391
5424 19th Street # 300
Lubbock 79416

Cardiologist

Dr. Athos Colon
806.368.8723
3602 23rd Street
Lubbock 79410
http://www.athoscolonmd.com/

Clinics

Amarillo Children's Clinic
806.468.6277
#17 Care Circle
Amarillo 79124
http://www.amarillochildrensclinic.com/

Combest Center
806.743.9355
301 40th Street
Lubbock 79404

Community Health Center of Lubbock
806.765.2611
1610 5th Street
Lubbock 79401

Lubbock Children's Health Clinic

North Clinic
806.749.3803
302 N. University
Lubbock 79415

East Clinic
806.749.3800
1307 Martin Luther King Boulevard
Lubbock 79403
http://www.lubbockchildrenshealthclinic.org/

Parkway WIC Clinic
806.907.0080
1811 Parkway Drive
Lubbock 79403
http://www.texaswic.dshs.state.tx.us/

The Family Wellness Clinic
806.998.4604
1705 Lockwood Street
Tahoka 79373
http://www.lchdhealthcare.org/

Dentist

Covenant Dental Clinic
806.725.2222
4122 22nd Place
Lubbock 79410

Double T Smiles
Dr. Roger Tipton
Dr. Nadene Tipton
806.792.2288
6102 82nd Street, Suite 2
Lubbock 79424
http://www.double-t-smiles.com/

Lubbock Kids Dental
Dr. Dietmar Kennel
806.749.5437
1504 Buddy Holly Avenue
Lubbock 79401
http://www.mypediatricdentist.com/

Parkview Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Dusty Janssen
806.796.2408
7515 Quaker Avenue, Suite 100
Lubbock 79424
http://www.parkviewkidsdentistry.com/

Special Needs Dentistry of West Texas
Dr. Russell Reddell
806.701.5066
2420 Quaker Avenue, Suite 101
Lubbock 79410

Dermatologist

Lehman Dermatology Clinic
Dr. Michael Lehman
806.795.0617
3715 21st Street
Lubbock 79410

Endocrinologist

Pediatric Endocrinology
Dr. Daina Dreimane
806.743.7334
University Medical Center
3601 4th Street
Lubbock 79430

Gastroenterology

Pediatric Gastroenterology
Dr. Mark Feist
806.725.5830
4102 24th Street, Suite 508
Lubbock 79410

Neurologist

Pediatric Neurologist
Dr. Paul Brown
806.370.5909 (new patient)
806.725.4115 (other)
3506 21st Street, Suite 400
Lubbock 79410

Ophthalmologist

West Texas Eye Associates
Dr. Timothy Khater
806.792.5900
5109 80th Street
Lubbock 79424

Pediatric Ophthalmologist

Dr. Curt Cockings
806.796.1551
3802 22nd Place
Lubbock 79410

Pediatrician

PALS Developmental Center
Dr. Karen Rogers -Developmental Pediatrician
806.771.7257
5502 Auburn Street
Lubbock 79416
http://www.palsdc.com/

Pediatric Associates of Lubbock
Dr. Robert Couch
806.793.7257
7501 Quaker Avenue
Lubbock 79424

Texas Tech Physicians/Pediatricians
Dr. Stephanie Villarreal
806.743.7335
3601 4th Street
Lubbock 79430

The Kid's Clinic
Trish McEachern
5004 Frankford Ave
Lubbock 79424
806-771-5437

Psychiatrist

TTUHSC
Dr. Manish Aligeti
806.743.2820
3601 4th Street
Lubbock 79430
manish.aligeti@ttuhsc.edu

Dr. Sarah Wakefield
806.743.6164
3601 4th Street
Lubbock 79430

West Texas Developmental Pediatrics
Dr. Raju Kallepalli
806.281.9966
3301 101st Street
Lubbock 79423

Psychologist

Dr. Patricia Driskill
806.794.3393
5212 75th Street
Lubbock 79424

Dr. Michael Ratheal
806.792.3808
5502 58th Street #600
Lubbock 79414

Dr. Stuart J. Spendlove
806.794.3393
5212 75th Street
Lubbock 79424

Dr. Michael Gomez
806-743-4066
3601 4th St.
Lubbock, TX 79430
Michael.d.gomez@ttuhsc.edu

Dr. Julie Bates
806-794-3393
5212 75th st.
Lubbock 79424

OCCUPATIONAL AND PHYSICAL THERAPY

Organizations who work with individuals to develop improved motor skills

Care Options for Kids
Lubbock Office: 806-686-0429
6502 Slide Rd., Suite 204
Lubbock 75244

Pediatric Therapy Inc.
806.793.3900
4601 66th Street, Suite D
Lubbock 79414

ProStep Rehabilitation
806.796.1774
4712 67th Street
Lubbock 79414

South Plains Rehabilitation Center
806.788.0131
4321 Marsha Sharp Freeway #3
Lubbock 79407

Encompass Pediatrics
806-687-3124
4225 85th st.
Lubbock 79423

Epic Pediatric Therapy
806-780-4180
5225 S Loop 289 #210
Lubbock 79424

BrightStar Care Lubbock
806-745-9996
6701 Aberdeen Ave #6
Lubbock, TX 79424

Achieve Pediatric Therapy & Rehab
6520 University Ave. Suite 5
Lubbock, TX 79413
806-853-9740
www.achievepediatrics.com

PLAY THERAPY

The Playroom Lubbock
Kelly Martin
806-340-0713
6520 University Ave Ste 5
Lubbock 79413

PARENT SUPPORT

Organizations providing information, support, fellowship, and training to parents of individuals with autism and other disabilities.

Family Resource Support Line
Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research
Becky Critz
806.224.5072
Texas Tech University
Lubbock 79409
rebecca.critz@ttu.edu

Hali Project
Brad Thompson
806.352.5647
4515 Cornell Street
Amarillo 79109
info@thehailproject.org
bthompson@southwest.org
http://www.thehailproject.org/

Ident-A-Kid
Cyndy and Bod Heald
877.780.5437
5721 90th Street
Lubbock 79424

The Parenting Cottage
806.795.7552
3818 50th Street
Lubbock 79413

PEN Project
806-762-1434
1001 Main Street #701
Lubbock 79401

South Plains Autism Network
Sherry Sancibrian
3601 4th Street
806.743.5660 / 806.785.5818
Lubbock 79430

Texas Tech University Family Therapy Clinic
Dr. Nicole P. Springer
806.742.3074
Human Sciences, on Akron between Broadway and 15th Street
Texas Tech University
Lubbock 79409

Uniting Parents
http://unitingparents.cohs.net
Maria Garcia
806.337.1700
301 South Polk Street
Amarillo 79101
maria.garcia@cohs.net

Regina Sandoval
806.785.5818
8212 Ithaca Avenue, Suite W-11
Lubbock 79423
regina.sandoval@cohs.net

Region 17 Education Service Center
806-792-4000
1111 W Loop 289
Lubbock 79416

POST-SECONDARY PROGRAMS

Organizations offering educational or vocational training for individuals with autism who have graduated or aged out of the public school system.

Burkhart Center Transition Academy
Janice Magness
806.834.3725
Texas Tech University
Lubbock 79409
janice.magness@ttu.edu

Project CASE: Connections for Academic Success and Employment
Dr. DeAnn Lechtenberger
806.834.7804
Texas Tech University
Lubbock 79409
deann.lechtenberger@ttu.edu

Reach High Program
Becky Critz
806.698.0015
High Point Village
6223 County Road 6300
Lubbock 79416
http://www.highpointvillage.org

Independent Living Experience (ILE)
James Williams
512-961-3359
jwilliams@independentlivingexperience.com
http://independentlivingexperience.com/
Services offered throughout Texas in Lubbock, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, San Marcos, Dallas/Fort Worth as well as six other states across the country

RECREATIONAL AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Organizations and activities that help individuals with autism and their families become more connected to and involved in their community

Offering programming specifically for individuals with ASD and other disabilities

Ballet Lubbock
806.785.3090
5702 Genoa Avenue
Lubbock 79424

Family Fun Days & Summer Camps
The Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research
806.834.1331
Texas Tech University
Lubbock 79409
burkhart.educ@ttu.edu

Challenger Little League Baseball
806.792.5141
P.O. Box 53695
Lubbock 79453
http://www.lubbockchallenger.org

Fiesta Friday
Monterey Church of Christ
806.795.5201
6111 82nd Street
Lubbock 79424

High Point Village
806.698.0015
High Point Village
6223 County Road 6300
Lubbock 79424
http://www.highpointvillage.org

Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark
806.742.1116
2401 Landmark Drive
Lubbock 79415
lubbock.lake@ttu.edu

Special Olympics
Jeff MacLeod
806.749.7000
1318 13th Street #7
Lubbock 79401

Welcomes individuals with ASD and other disabilities

City of Lubbock Parks and Recreation
806.775.2673
1611 10th Street
Lubbock 79401
http://www.playlubbock.com

Copper Caboose
806.744.0183
5609 Avenue Q
Lubbock 79404
http://www.cabooseonline.com

Gatti's Pizza
806.791.2200
5001 50th Street
Lubbock 79414

Joyland
806.763.2719
500 Canyon Lake Drive
Lubbock 79403
http://www.joyland.com/

Legacy Play Village
806.775.2673
Inside McAlister Park
6401 Marsha Sharp Fwy
Lubbock 79407
http://www.legacyplayvillage.org

Main Event
806.792.3333
6010 Brownfield Road
Lubbock 79407

Maxey Park – AMBUCS Hub City Playground
806.767.3796
Aimee Ruel, Supervisor
26th and Nashville Avenue
Lubbock 79410

Premier Sportsplex
806.771.4263
9000 Memphis Drive
Lubbock 79423
http://www.premiersportsplexlubbock.com/

Ready-Set-Go
806.795.3336
5828 50th Street
Lubbock 79424
http://www.readysetgolubbock.com/

Safety City
806.767.2712
4500 Avenue U
Lubbock 79412

Science Spectrum
806.745.2525
2579 S. Loop 289 #250
Lubbock 79423
http://www.sciencespectrum.org/

TEGA Kids Superplex
806.866.9765
7800 W. 82nd Street
Lubbock 79424

YWCA
806.792.2723
3101 35th Street
Lubbock 79413
http://www.ywcalubbock.org/

Special Olympics
Ashley Pena
806-788-1540
4601 50th St #215
Lubbock, TX 79414

Southwest Aqua Sports
3909 North Frankford Ave
Lubbock, TX 79416
806-780-2782
www.southwestaquasports.com

RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS WITH MINISTRIES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Places of worship who welcome individuals with autism and other disabilities

Friends of God Church at Bacon Heights Baptist Church
Mike Lewis
806.795.5261
5110 54th Street
Lubbock 79414
http://www.baconheights.com/

High Point Village
806.698.0015
6223 County Road 6300
Lubbock 79416
http://www.highpointvillage.org

Lakeridge United Methodist Church
806.794.4015
4701 82nd Street
Lubbock 79424
http://www.lakeridgeumc.org/

Monterey Church of Christ
806.795.5201
6111 82nd Street
Lubbock 79424
http://www.montereychurch.com/

Southwest Church of Christ
806.352.5647
4515 Cornell Street
Amarillo 79109
http://www.southwest.org/

Trinity Church
806.792.3363
7002 Canton Avenue
Lubbock 79413
http://www.trinitytoday.com/

RESPITE/HOME CARE

Organizations offering short or long term respite care for families who need a break.

BrightStar
806.745.9996
6701 Aberdeen Ave #6 Lubbock
TX 79424
http://www.Brightstarcare.com

Fiesta Friday
Monterey Church of Christ
806.795.5201
6111 82nd Street
Lubbock 79424

Parent's Night Out
Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research
806.742.4561
2902 18th Street
Texas Tech University
Lubbock 79409
burkhart.educ@ttu.edu

Synergy
806.589.0400
2505 79th Street
Lubbock 79423
http://www.synergyhomecare.com

D&S Community Services
806-799-172
5120 29th Dr Suite C
Lubbock, 79407

SPEECH THERAPY

Organizations offering therapy to address speech and language issues on children with autism.

Owens-White Rehabilitation Center
806.725.5627
9812 Slide Road
Lubbock 79424

Pediatric Therapy Inc.
806.793.3900
4601 66th Street, Suite D
Lubbock 79414

ProStep of Lubbock
806.796.1774
3501 South Loop 289
Lubbock 79423

Specialized Therapy Services
Karen Day
806.468.9400
2400 Lakeview Drive #102
Amarillo 79109
kday@stsamarillo.com

TTUHSC Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic
Sherry Sancibrian
806.743.3220
3601 4th Street
Lubbock 79430
sherry.sancibrian@ttuhsc.edu