Including Kids, Inc.
Including Kids provides evidence-based behavior analytic interventions for persons with autism and related disabilities to maximize individual potential and to facilitate their meaningful inclusion in the community.
Including Kids was founded in 2003 at a time when autism was reaching epidemic levels and there were very few services offered for early intervention. Fueled by her passion for autism awareness and the needs of her community, Jennifer Dantzler, with our loyal Board of Directors, formed Including Kids, Inc.
Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears in the first three years of life and is the result of a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain. It currently affects 1 in 68 children, a statistic that is on the rise.
Including Kids gives children and families with autism and other related delays the support they need through programs designed to help the whole child. Whether it is through full time programming, after school programming, new technology initiatives, parent support groups, transition services or community outreach endeavors, Including Kids is making strides for the 1 in 68 children diagnosed with autism in the United States.
In the full-time programming option, Including Kids makes individualized plans for each child based on his or her needs. Then, we implement intensive one-to-one instruction using various research-based techniques including discrete trial, natural environment training, shaping, reinforcement, and task analysis. We focus on skills necessary for the child to be as independent in life as possible. Including Kids’ support, however, does not stop at full time programming.
Including Kids provides programs for children and youth with autism and related delays ages 2 through 22 at its main campus and recently opened a new program to serve young adults. Including Kids is unique in the Houston area because it serves children and young adults with autism who exhibit aggressive behaviors.
Including Kids is currently building a new, state-of-the-art campus in Humble, TX with an expected completion of Fall 2017.