Autism Grant Program
The Autism Grant Program (AGP) was established in 2015 through House Bill 1, Article III, Rider 68, passed by the 84th Texas Legislature, Regular Session. The program was continued in 2019 through House Bill 1, Article III, Rider 48, passed by the 86th Texas Legislature, Regular Session. Texas Administrative Code Rules 6.210-6.218 govern the program.
- Parent-Directed Treatment: Provision of training services to enable parents (or other home-based caregivers) to provide evidence-based treatments to their children with autism spectrum disorder.
- Board-certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Training for Teachers/Paraprofessionals: Teachers/Paraprofessionals receive behavioral skills training in methodologies and strategies of applied behavior analysis under the guidance of a BCBA training professional.
- Innovative Autism Treatment Models: Research, development and evaluation of treatment models