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Las Colinas Autism Treatment Center

ABA Therapy in Irving, TX

The Las Colinas Treatment Center was the first, and the original Treatment Center for Behavioral Innovations. The center has been in operation since 2003 in the immediate Dallas area. We are nestled between Highway 114 and the George Bush Tollway, as well as close to Interstate 635 and Beltline Rd.

Our philosophy and founding principles of ABA at Behavioral Innovations remain true to those established in the beginning. Our goal is to change lives, to produce helpful and positive behavioral and learning outcomes for each child and have fun while we’re doing it. To say that our therapists love the children, would be an understatement. They are invested in the their teaching and the direct outcomes they produce for the children and they are the heart of our center. Our ABA Therapy approach with our kids and families has proven to be very successful which has made us proud to have had an affect on the local community. Our treatment center is designed from the moment you enter to the moment you leave to foster an effective autism treatment environment for you child. We are always looking forward to taking on more kids and would love to meet them along with their families. Give us a call today!

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Nina Allen, M.A., BCBA, LBA
Clinical Director

Nina holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of North Texas and a Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in Autism from Ball State University. She also holds graduate certificates in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism.

For over 10 years, Nina has been focused in producing positive changes in the lives of children with disabilities and has assisted with research in socially significant behaviors. She comes with extensive experience providing services to all ages but specializes in early-intervention. Nina is committed to facilitating positive outcomes in the lives of children with disabilities.

Nina is very dedicated to all of her center's kiddos and their development but when she's not at the center, you can usually find Nina traveling to some far away place or spending quality time with her family and dogs. She also loves a good home renovation project and above all else, just relaxing!.

Chrisanna Calandro
Assistant Clinical Director

Chrisanna was born and raised in Arlington, TX before attending Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN where she received her B.A. in Family Studies. As an undergraduate student, Chrisana was introduced to ABA with use in educational, community, and vocational settings through a college program for adults with intellectual disabilities. After graduating, she decided to stay at Lipscomb University to earn her M.S. in ABA where she received her supervision hours as both a graduate assistant and an RBT with an autism therapy clinic servicing students ages 2 to 18 in the home, school, and center. After completing her degree and passing the BCBA exam in November 2018, Chrisanna moved back to Texas and is excited to start working as a behavior analyst for Behavioral Innovations.

When Chrisanna is not working, she loves traveling, reading, and cooking. She also enjoys attending concerts and finding the best street tacos around DFW.

Rosa Paul, RBT
Clinical Operations Manager

Rosa Paul is the Clinical Operations Manager for the Irving/Dallas location. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of North Texas in Psychology and is currently in a graduate program at UNT to obtain her BCaBA certification. Rosa came to BI in 2015 as an ABA therapist from a different ABA provider and has no regrets about her decision. She is driven to learn, challenge herself, and adapt to change to benefit the progress of our clients.

Rosa enjoys spending time with her family, driving big lifted trucks and jeeps, painting and appreciating art, listening to a wide range of music, old classic horror movies, and above all being from the Great State of Texas!

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