Center Relocation Soon!
ABA Therapy in Austin, TXWe are excited to announce that in early January of 2020, our Austin Westlake therapy center will be relocating to a new and improved facility just nearby! We always aim to provide the highest quality services to our kiddos and that includes the most state-of-the-art facilities to help aid in development. The new center will feature some awesome upgrades that we can’t wait to show off! New center address will be 8517 Farm to Market Road 1826, Austin, Texas 78737 – if you have any questions, please reach out to the Castle Hills staff at our current location.
Behavioral Innovation’s Austin Treatment Center provides Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) to Austin and the surrounding communities for children with autism and other special needs. We are nestled within the beautiful Barton Creek Greenbelt. This location has floor to ceiling windows highlighting the panoramic views of the surrounding scenery. With ample outdoor space, we are able to provide fun activities including nature walks, ball play, and gardening. We're even in walking distance to Rudy’s where our kids can work on life skills!
Our open office layout provides personalized space for:
- Small group activities
- Individual learning
- Early intervention services to promote school readiness skills
- Learning Activities
- Adolescent/teens services to promotes engagement in social interactions through various activities and games
Inside the Treatment Center
This Treatment Center Features:
- Spacious therapy rooms
- Circle Time group space
- Gross Motor Sensory room
- Kitchen and client dinning area
- Client lockers
- Parent observation room
- Large windows overlooking beautiful Westlake woods
- Access to large play area/playground
- Daily nature walks
Treatment Center Staff
Victoria Frescura, MS, BCBA, LBA
Victoria has been in the role of Clinical Director and BCBA at our Westlake Clinic after serving as a floating BCBA across the Austin region.
Victoria has come to us from another clinic in the Austin area and prior to relocating to Texas, she privately contracted and ran an ABA consulting practice in St. Louis, Missouri for three years. She became board certified in August 2015 and has experience delivering services to individuals with an array of diagnoses ranging from: Autism, Down Syndrome, Prader-Willi, ED, ADHD, ODD and Asperger’s. She has provided behavior analytic services across residential, educational and clinical environments with a love for social skills and language acquisition. She reports to James Young, RDO and Sarah Coffey, BCBA, RCD.
Victoria received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and her Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Saint Louis University. While at Southern Illinois, she participated in research focusing on discrete trial training within special education classrooms. Her time at Saint Louis University provided her opportunities to participate in research on delayed gratification, functional analysis, PEAK and group contingencies. Her thesis research focused on using stimulus equivalence to tact emotions in adolescents diagnosed with emotional disorders.
When Victoria is not working, she and her fiancé can typically be found at Zilker Park with their dog or trying a new restaurant with friends. She loves traveling, catching pop-up concerts and rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals, Blues and Carolina Panthers!
Caleb Smith, RBT
Clinical Operations Manager
Caleb Smith is the Clinical Operations Manager for the Austin Westlake Treatment Center. He has had the great pleasure of working with Behavioral Innovations since May of 2017. Prior to this, Caleb worked with a wide variety of children in a behavior unit at a local public school. Caleb became very passionate about helping children of all abilities when his son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in 2013. Shortly thereafter, he learned about Applied Behavior Analysis and became determined to work in the field. One of his favorite roles of his job is teaching families about the benefits of ABA.
Caleb is a native Texan and has lived in the Austin Metro area his entire life. In his free time, Caleb enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife, son, and daughter. Caleb looks forward to serving the families of Austin in any way he can.
Elyssa is the Business Manager in Austin’s Westlake Center. As Business Manager, Elyssa assists with the overall management and coordination of billing, office procedures, and special events. One of the many things Elyssa loves about working at BI is seeing the children progress and how rewarding it is not only for the families but also the therapists and staff.
Elyssa is a native Austinite and has over 9 years of experience in Human Resources focusing in the recruiting and training aspect. She is currently working on finishing her Sociology degree with a minor in HR. Elyssa is the youngest of four and in her free time loves being surrounded by family including her nieces and nephews. Elyssa also enjoys attending Austin’s many music festivals with friends and going on outdoor adventures (when it’s not 100 degrees out!)