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Behavior Improvement Center

Behavior Improvement Center (BIC)

The Texana Behavior Improvement Center is a short-term program for individuals three years and older, designed to teach the skills necessary to become more successful in both home and community settings using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

By utilizing ABA to assess behavior, Board Certified and Licensed Behavior Analysts develop effective intervention strategies and provide training to individuals, parents, family, care providers, and educators on the implementation of these strategies.

At the Behavior Improvement Center, our mission is to empower individuals with autism and intellectual disabilities to thrive in their home and community settings.

Behavior support (BS) is provided by Board Certified and Licensed Behavior Analysts (BCBA, LBA).

  • Functional Communication Training
  • Appropriate Social Skills
  • Vocational Skills
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Self-Regulation (coping, anger management, etc.)
  • Community Integration

Treatment is primarily provided between the hours of 8 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday.
  • Individuals age 3 through adult.
  • Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or Intellectual and Developmental Disability.
  • Must live within Texana catchment area, unless private pay.

Counties served by Texana Center:

  • Austin County
  • Colorado County
  • Fort Bend County
  • Matagorda County
  • Waller County
  • Wharton County

At the Behavior Improvement Center, we believe that all people, with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities, have the right to effective treatment that enables them to live fulfilling and productive lives.

  • Behavior assessment with individual/caregiver.
  • Data interpretation and recommendations.
  • Direct and indirect observations.
  • Sessions with individual and/or family/caregiver training.
  • Behavior support plan when indicated.
  • Teaching social interactions, leisure, and other skills with peers in clinic and community settings.
  • Service provided by a behavior technician, with a near 1:1 ratio of technicians to clients.
  • Service supervised by a BCBA.
  • Typically from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
  • Ability to pay scale for clients receiving general revenue funds in the six counties served by Texana Center.
  • Through Medicaid waiver funding sources such as Texas Home Living (TXHML) and Home and Community Supports (HCS) in which Texana is their provider.
  • Private pay rate for the Social Connections Club or individuals outside of Texana’s catchment area.
  • Please contact the Texana Authority (Intake/Admissions) Services to enroll. Phone (281)239-1363 to start the intake/referral process.
  • A determination of an Intellectual Disability (DID) with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder is required.
  • For additional assistance or questions pertaining to the BIC services, contact David Whitcher, Behavior Improvement Center Manager, at (281)239-1328 or david.whitcher@texanacenter.com.

What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)?

ABA is a scientific approach that uses strategies to increase socially significant behaviors and decrease behaviors that are impeding daily functioning and learning.