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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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Jill Wooten, M.S., BCBA
Center Director

Jill has been working in the field of Behavior Analysis for the past 20 years! She graduated from the University of North Texas, Department of Behavior Analysis with her Masters’ degree in Behavior Analysis in 1998. Her very first experience in the field of Behavior Analysis was as an in-home therapist for young children diagnosed with Autism, starting in 1994. Over the course of 20 years, Jill’s desire has been to provide Behavior Analytic services to individuals across the life span and across varying abilities; from toddlers to the elderly. Of course, her greatest love has been and continues to be the providing quality learning and behavior change services for young children.

Jill is a native Texan and has spent her life and career in the North Texas area. Her interests and hobbies include listening to music, boating, taking pictures of beautiful sunsets, traveling, and spending time with her husband, son, family and friends. Jill tells us that one of the most wonderful things that has ever happened to her was having her son and becoming a mother. Not only has she loved watching him learn and grow, she loves that being a Behavior Analyst helped her to be a better Mom as much as being a Mom has helped make her a better Behavior Analyst! She loves old muscle cars, has been in love with Elvis since she was 7 years old, can do impersonations of people she's close to, and loves to sing at the top of her lungs while driving!

Rachael Herrera, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA
Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Rachael Herrera hails from Miami, FL. During her time in Miami, she worked as a therapist (in clinics, homes, and schools) and graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Following graduation, she sat and obtained her Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) certificate. In May 2017, she graduated from Endicott College with a Master’s of Education specializing in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis. That same year she obtained her Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certificate. Rachael has enjoyed learning about the field of behavior analysis as it stands in Florida and Texas and looks forward to learning even more!

When not working, she takes pleasure in spending time with her two dogs, Forest and Dexter, by taking them to the park and baking them homemade dog treats. She enjoys trying different restaurants and trying new recipes from cookbooks found in the sale section of Half Priced Books. When not perusing the aisles of Target & Central Market, Rachael can be found lounging on the couch with her boyfriend watching stand-up comedy specials or The Office on Netflix.

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!

Michelle Collendrina
Business Manager

Michelle is the Business Manager for our Dallas Treatment Center. She came to BI after working 20 years in the appliance industry. During her tenure she held the following positions: Director of Accounting & Director of Administration. As the Office Manager Michelle wears many different hats. She greets all guests with a smile and helps to answer questions from current and prospective clients. She also communicates with parents regarding field trips, summer and fall enrollment, and treatment center events such as the Fall Festival. Michelle is also the parent’s point of contact for questions regarding invoices and payments. She also assists the treatment center’s BCBA with any additional projects.

Michelle enjoys photography and scrapbooking; she has so many photos and albums she is running out space for them! Another one of her pastimes is reading; anything involving suspense, history, & even some biographies. Michelle is also a foodie. She enjoys cooking and trying out new recipes; even though they do not always turn out as expected! Michelle also loves spending time at the beach; especially with her husband and grandchildren.

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